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Classroom discussion

Start by choosing a track:

  • East Asian
  • European
  • Middle Eastern
  • African (available fall 2020)

Each track is a three-quarter sequence that guides you through the history and cultural traditions of a major region, starting in the distant past and continuing to the modern day. Exploring a defined set of interrelated works and ideas over the course of a whole academic year is an extraordinary opportunity to develop a foundation of knowledge and build relationships with faculty and classmates who share your interests.

Weekly plenary sessions provide all students in the core with opportunities to discuss themes and authors that are shared among the tracks.

Earn a Humanities Minor or Certificate

By completing a track, you earn the certificate. Then go further in the humanities by choosing courses in departments or programs that interest you. Taking three additional humanities electives leads to the humanities minor.