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Humanities

The departments and programs of the Humanities Division are committed to the study of human meaning as it is expressed in diverse languages, explained in diverse literatures, and reflected upon from diverse philosophical and religious perspectives.

Beyond describing human life, social practices and complex systems, students of the humanities seek to understand the values and purposes that make practices and systems worthwhile. In an increasingly interconnected world, the ability to critically consider how individuals and communities make sense of their world is an essential skill.


Four biologists, a chemist and an economist receive prestigious honor. 
Curated by English prof Ben Saunders. Read about it in Forbes magazine. 
Congrats to nearly two dozen CAS students awarded $5,000 for research projects!
New book: “You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts ...