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Cultures, Histories,      Ways of Life

To study the humanities is to study what it is to be human. Departments and programs in the Arts & Humanities teach courses that engage with what makes us human.

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Languages and Literatures

The spoken and written word transcend boundaries, engage our imaginations, and open up new depths of inquiry. Studying literatures and cultures means experiencing the humanities in the world.

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Making, Composing, Performing

The practice of making is integral to a humanist education. Courses that center and celebrate making provide students with creative capacities in a rigorous and groundbreaking way.

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Thought, Structure, Argument

Structure in language and thought reflects the discipline and rigor required of students in the humanities. These courses deal with the profound questions at the center of our humanity.

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Exploring Fields of Study

Weekly, February 15 - April 2

First-year students are invited to take part in "Exploring Fields of Study" as a way to learn more about concentrations in the College. Arts & Humanities departments and programs will be holding events in different weeks over the next couple months. You can visit the College Calendar for a full schedule of events. If you want a more tailored approach to advising, sign up for an advising conversation with a general Arts & Humanities adviser. Don't hesitate to reach out for the answers you need!