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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.


George Wickes, professor emeritus of English, is featured in new Ken Burns documentary, “The ...
Big data and data analytics will be at the center of a new interdisciplinary effort. 
The New Yorker profiles UO alumna Heidi Schreck and her new play on the Constitution.
New book: “You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts ...