The Program in Humanistic Studies helps students from all divisions—natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, and the humanities—forge meaningful connections across disciplines.

Humanistic Studies 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
  • other HUM courses, which explore interdisciplinary themes and often feature teams of faculty
  • the Minor in Humanistic Studies, in which students bridge their home discipline to other disciplines, illuminating one field with the insights and methods of another
  • the Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows, a discussion group of juniors and seniors from any department who engage faculty and distinguished guests
  • the Humanities Mentorship Program, which connects mentees with alumni of Humanities Sequences to receive academic guidance

Humanistic Studies offers its students opportunities for international travel, research and project funding, and interdisciplinary discussion groups.

Kathleen Crown

Executive Director, Humanities Council

Esther Schor

Chair, Humanities Council

Stephanie Lewandowski

Program Manager, Humanistic Studies

Kathleen Crown

Executive Director, Humanities Council

Stephanie Lewandowski

Stephanie Lewandowski

Program Manager, Humanistic Studies

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