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We can relate.

We can relate.

Art, music, literature—even as they’re distinguished by different languages and historical periods, they’re all interrelated. So why should you have to choose just one to study?

The humanities major lets you explore all of them, combining courses from history, art, music, drama, philosophy, World Languages and Cultures, English, and world literature into one interdisciplinary major. You can choose classes that reflect your interests, and write a thesis on something you’re passionate about.

Whether you want to compare different forms of art or examine history from multiple perspectives, the Humanities major exemplifies the true liberal arts experience, by giving you a strong background in a wide range of subjects and the freedom to investigate your own interests.

Learning Goals

Graduating humanities majors will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and approaches of at least two of the different disciplines contributing to the Humanities program: Art History, English, History, World Languages and Cultures (French/German/Hispanic Studies, International Literatures and Cultures), Music history, Philosophy, Theatre
  • Identify important questions within the interdisciplinary area of the Humanities and answer them by employing the methods of their chosen disciplines and cross-disciplinary thinking.
  • Employ a variety of analytic and interpretive skills to evaluate texts (critical analysis).
  • Use skills of clear and structured oral and written communication to express their perspective and support it with scholarly evidence.

Our Faculty

 

Link to Profiles
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Hardesty Michael

Associate Director of Programs and Staff, Center for Environment & Society and Lecturer in Environmental Sciences and Studies

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Miller Ken

Associate Professor of History

Associate Professor of History

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Wharton David

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Seidel, Ph.D. John

Anthropology

Director, Center for Environment & Society; Lammot du Pont Copeland Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies Director of the Center for Environment & Society; Lammot du Pont Copeland Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies

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Sherbondy Jeanette

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Emerita

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Emerita

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Steinmetz Emily

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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Daigle Dale

Professor of Theatre

Professor of Theatre; Director of the Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts

Julie Wills

Wills Julie

Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Aileen Tsui

Tsui Aileen

Nancy L. Underwood Associate Professor of Art History

Jean Ayers

Ayers Jean

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Ford Rosemary

Associate Professor of Biology; Decker Professor in the Natural Sciences; Emeritus

Associate Professor of Biology; Decker Professor in the Natural Sciences; Emeritus

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Harvey Heather

Associate Professor of Art; Chair, Department of Art and Art History; Studio Art Coordinator

Associate Professor of Art; Chair, Department of Art and Art History; Studio Art Coordinator

Dr. Bill Schindler appeared on the National Geographic show

Schindler William

Dr. Bill Schindler is a specialist in primitive technologies who lives his work.

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Wilson Kyle

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

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Misra Mala

Assistant Professor of Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology

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Reynolds Mindy

Chair and Associate Professor of Biology, Co-Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Chair and Associate Professor of Biology, Co-Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Counihan Erin

Coordinator of Secondary Education, Lecturer in Education

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Sorrentino Janet

Associate Professor and Chair of History, Ancient/Medieval/Renaissance/Reformation

Associate Professor and Chair of History

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Newby Steve

Administrator

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Krochmal Aaron

Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair

Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair

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Verville Kathleen

Associate Professor of Biology Chair, Premedical Committee

Associate Professor of Biology Chair, Premedical Committee

Roy Kesey

Kesey Roy

Associate Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

Debbie Bergen

Bergen Debra

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McMaster Erica

Lecturer in Anthropology, GIS Program Director and Associate Director

Brendon Fox

Fox Brendon

Associate Professor of Theatre

Associate Professor of Theatre

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Munson Donald

McLain Professor of Environmental Studies, Emeritus

McLain Professor of Environmental Studies, Emeritus

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Goodheart Adam

Hodson Trust-Griswold Director of the Starr Center For The Study Of The American Experience

Hodson Trust-Griswold Director of the Starr Center For The Study Of The American Experience

Clayton Black

Black Clayton

Associate Professor of History

Associate Professor of History

James Hall

Hall James

Associate Professor of English, Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House

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Knight Alisha

Associate Professor of English and American Studies

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Wilson Carol

Arthur A. and Elizabeth R. Knapp Professor of American History

Arthur A. and Elizabeth R. Knapp Professor of American History

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Stahl Larry

Lecturer in Theatre

Lecturer in Theatre; Technical Director, Gibson Center for the Arts

Rachel Durso

Durso Rachel

Associate Professor of Sociology & Black Studies/Department Chair of Sociology

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Wanat Jennifer

Assistant Professor of Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology

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Carr Jennie

Assistant Professor of Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology

Michael Harvey

Harvey Michael

John S. Toll Professor of Business Management

John S. Toll Professor of Business Management