Pathways in the Arts and Humanities

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. Learn more about pathways you can follow into the study of the Arts and Humanities here.

Languages at Harvard

In the words of Charlemagne, "To have another language is to possess a second soul.”  Explore over eighty language pathways.

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Art Making at Harvard

Explore creative pathways in the arts through courses funded by the Elson Family Arts Initiative.


New Books by Arts & Humanities Faculty

Read about the Careers of Arts and Humanities Alumni

Featured Faculty


Samantha Boardman event POSTPONED and will be rescheduled.
The Science of Monsters, Wednesday, April 15
Help us welcome the Class of 2019!

New York Times film critic A.O. Scott,  '87 - '88, on film criticism and the Oscars.

On his path from Harvard.

Frank Bruni on
College, Poetry, and Purpose.

Frameworks: The Art of Looking.
Watch the trailer.

shell ocean photo

Frameworks: The Art of Listening. Watch the trailer.

Frameworks: The Art of Reading. Watch the trailer.

What's happening this week at The Arts Cafe at Barker?

Latin Lives!

Why I chose to concentrate in English

Top Tech CEOs want to hire humanists. Read why here.

The Humanities in a Digital Age

Sampling the Scholar's Life

President Faust On The Value of the Humanities

Inside the expanded Harvard Art Museums

Jennifer Roberts On The Power of Patience

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on Proust and the Law

Explore internship opportunities.

For professional opportunities in the Arts and Humanities, visit the Office of Career Services.

The arts abound at Harvard. View a complete list of today's events.