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Division of Arts and Sciences
Bldg. 1, Room B203

A group of students study outdoors near the Monroe St Bridge


Humanities is a multidisciplinary field in which students learn about and connect a broad range of subjects. Students gain a wide breadth of knowledge in everything from the arts to international affairs. Studying the humanities provides a solid foundation for students to pursue a variety of advanced academic degrees or professional careers. These courses are also open and beneficial to individuals who seek personal or professional enrichment.

Humanities studies can include courses in language, literature, art, music, philosophy, international studies, history, religion, and social studies. Students read and write about a variety of materials and interpret things at the conceptual and factual levels. They learn about strategies of philosophy and thinking, as well as arts and literature. Also, students learn about significant developments in civilization and how culture and values have evolved.

Students can take humanities courses in preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal or professional enrichment. It is beneficial for those who wish to pursue higher-level degrees or enter the workforce upon graduation.