The Humanities include a range of disciplines that explore the ways in which people have articulated their understanding of themselves and the world. Humanities courses are taught by teams of faculty from several departments and fulfill requirements in Humanities concentrations and General Education.
The Frameworks in the Humanities courses, which include Humanities 11a: The Art of Looking, Humanities 11b: The Art of Listening, and Humanities 11c: The Art of Reading, introduce students to fundamental problems, histories, and critical methods that prepare students for more advanced work in a wide variety of concentrations. The Frameworks courses include an attention to exemplary texts, sounds, images, and objects and address how basic acts of looking, listening, and reading can disclose unexpected cultural, historical, and aesthetic richness.
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