the humanities

 

shakespeare actors reading hamletwhat are the humanities?

English. Foreign languages. Philosophy. Human thought and expression, our complex ideas and the power of language to communicate them -- this is the province of the humanities major. Take on one or more of these subjects and you will see more clearly those qualities of intellect and spirit that make us human. You will strive to understand how we touch and transform one another through words and ideas. And you will develop in yourself the ability to reason and communicate with strength and subtlety, in one or more languages.

Many professions welcome people trained in the humanities -- Journalism, Business, Education, and Law are but a few of the fields a Humanities major might enter. But the biggest reward by far is the one you will give yourself: a mind made open to the infinite scope, variety, and potential of human ideas.