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Great Reasons to Study Humanities


  • Cultural literacy – learn about the great ideas and the great expressions of the world’s cultures
  • Creativity – learn to generate new ideas and pursue them to completion
  • Integrative skills – learn how to gather and synthesize knowledge from many areas
  • Interdisciplinary skills – learn to think outside of the box, to cross-fertilize
  • Confidence – develop a knowledge and skill base that prepares you fully to engage in the world
  • Versatility – create a tailored course of study that suits your interests and goals
  • Personal growth – learn how to expand personal horizons throughout life
  • Critical thinking – learn to analyze literature, art, music, historical events and philosophical ideas
  • Adaptability – learn skills that will prepare you for work in a changing environment
  • Problem-solving –learn to respond creatively to difficult and complex problems
  • Aesthetic sensitivity – develop an appreciation of visual, musical, literary and religious art forms
  • Historical depth – understand the traditions that give shape to our contemporary world
  • Communication – learn how to write and speak effectively and convincingly

What Can I Do With My Humanities Degree? ♦ HUM Major (B.A.) and Minor HUM Course Descriptions Humanities on the Web

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