Department Goals

Whether pursuing the Liberal Studies Teacher Prep BA, the Humanities BA, or the Creative Arts BA, students in the Humanities Department will learn how to:

  1. Investigate topics using interdisciplinary approaches;
  2. Appreciate, understand and celebrate diversity, while knowing how to identify and bracket one’s own cultural bias;
  3. Think critically and creatively, and be willing to question authority and to express rational skepticism;
  4. Understand and appreciate creations of the human imagination and intellect;
  5. Synthesize various forms of knowledge to solve aesthetic, social and cultural problems;
  6. Read, write and speak as members of the educated public and as citizens prepared to face controversy;
  7. Develop and integrate performance and research skills, including information literacy;
  8. Become concerned and involved citizens, speaking on controversial issues and acting to influence the course of history.
  9. Engage in informed discussion and reflection about human values. Edit the content.