The Program in Humanistic Studies brings together students from all divisions–natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, and the humanities–to forge meaningful connections between different fields of study.
The Program is home to:
- Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture, an intensive (i.e., double-credit), year-long introduction to the Western intellectual tradition;
- East Asian Humanities, a year-long introduction to the literature, art, religion and philosophy of China, Japan and Korea from antiquity to ca. 1400;
- Near Eastern Humanities, a year-long introduction to the works of literature, politics, ethics, aesthetics, religion, science, art, and material culture from antiquity to the 20th century
- the Certificate in Humanistic Studies, in which students bridge their home discipline to other disciplines, illuminating one field with the insights and methods of another;
- the Humanities Mentorship Program, which connects mentees with alumni of Humanities Sequences to receive academic guidance.
The Program offers its students opportunities for international travel, research and project funding, and interdisciplinary discussion groups.