Department of Humanities

Humanities is the study of arts and culture. Common areas of study in the Humanities include English, film, foreign languages, history, interdisciplinary studies, music, philosophy, ethnic studies, theatre, and visual media. In the Humanities, we explore these diverse areas of study through critical, analytical, and creative techniques. By using multiple lenses, students gain valuable insight into human life across a diverse spectrum of time periods, cultures, and perspectives. In the process, they gain valuable critical thinking, writing, and oral communication skills, as well as a solid foundation in the ideals of social justice. These skills and experiences help our graduates live a richer, more fulfilling life while providing the tools necessary to pursue a wide variety of professions, including law, teaching, writing, marketing, and film criticism.