Nighthawks by Edward Hopper
Humanities is not just a new major. It’s a new kind of major.
How is it different?
While other majors provide information and skills in specific areas, Humanities is about thinking deeply, imaginatively, and critically about the problems facing our world]. The department offers an integrated curriculum, anchored in the four Gateway courses, Person, Society, God, and World. All elective courses in the department revisit the questions of the Gateways, equipping students to bring coherence of mind and spirit to the many other courses they are required to take in their undergraduate studies. Small seminars and a commitment to community make Humanities a department in which friendship and the intellectual life flourish together.