About

The thirty-three departments, program committees, and centers in the Arts and Humanities Division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are dedicated to the interpretation of every aspect of human culture and artistic making. From the riches of the world’s languages to the new media at the heart of our digital age, from the artifacts we inherit from the past to their continuing impact in the present, from the analysis of art, literature, music, language, and culture to the search for philosophical and religious truth, our subject is the forms and meanings of human art, argument, and communication.  Ours are the rigorous, reflective, liberal disciplines. In sum, we seek to understand, interpret, and enjoy significant forms of human expression. Through our research and our teaching we transmit an understanding that enables the active, questioning, engaged attitude to life in society we consider essential to good citizenship, good living, and professional success.