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Inquiry and Research in the Humanities (IRHUM)

The bachelor of arts degree program in Inquiry and Research in the Humanities (IRHUM) offers undergraduates the unique opportunity to pursue an individualized program of humanistic study in preparation of an independent, mentored research project, which will form the capstone experience of their college education at the University of Chicago. IRHUM is thus not defined by a particular discipline or field, but by the techniques and practices of humanistic inquiry and research. For individual students pursuing the IRHUM major, cohesion is provided by the program of humanistic study, formal research training, and the final research project they design in consultation with the Faculty Chair of IRHUM and their faculty mentor. While the IRHUM major can stand alone, it pairs well with other majors in the Humanities Collegiate Division and beyond.

Inquiry and Research in the Humanities Program of Study

Inquiry and Research in the Humanities in the College Catalog

IRHUM Contacts