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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.


15 CAS faculty—from classics to cinema studies to psychology and biology—have been honored.
Theater prof Michael Najjar directs “Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World” at ...
History prof Leslie Alexander interviewed by Mo Rocca on CBS Sunday Morning re: civil rights pioneer ...
“Visual Clave,” co-curated by anthro/folklore prof Phil Scher, at Jordan Schnitzer ...