Message from the Dean
Humanities disciplines—history, literature, philosophy, art history, film and media, and cultural studies—are multifaceted but their different branches have one thing in common: all focus on the human capacity to make meaning. Across millennia, human beings have striven to understand our world and transform it with fresh creations of the mind. From the humblest manifestations of everyday culture to the grand edifices of art, literature, and conceptual thought, the humanities investigate how human beings make meaning as individuals and as communities.
The humanities are where future leaders, communicators, scholars, CEOs, storytellers, creatives, directors, writers, and entrepreneurs come to get their start. While the disciplines of the humanities themselves are distinct, together they provide students with a common set of skills that employers of today, and especially those of the future, will rely on.