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Humanities Collegiate Division

The disciplines of the humanities examine the principal forms of human expression: language, literature, music, visual art, cinema, drama and performance, history, and philosophy. The humanities seek to heighten your awareness to the significant human problems and pleasures of the world while sharpening your perceptions and capacities for creative practice and analytical thinking.

Humanities general education courses give you access to typical genres of literary, historical, and philosophic texts as well as the musical, performative and visual forms. These courses are specifically designed to enhance careful reading, analysis, writing, and argumentation. The Division also offers introductory and advanced training in more than thirty languages.


Thomas Christensen
Master, Humanities Collegiate Division
HM 230

Norah O'Donnell
Divisional Administrator
HM 228


Art History
Cinema and Media Studies
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
Early Christian Literature
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
English Language and Literature
Gender Studies
Germanic Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
Jewish Studies
Medieval Studies
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Religion and the Humanities
Romance Languages
Slavic Languages and Literatures
South Asian Languages and Civilizations
Theater and Performance Studies
Visual Arts

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