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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.


These curious kindergartners got as close to bees as a person can without getting stung.
Several CAS students among 17 from UO earning national scholarships to study abroad.
Alyssa Rasmus (Cinema Studies, ’14) is doing video work for Amazon while running her own ...
Seven College of Arts and Sciences faculty are recognized with 2017 Research Excellence Awards.