Humanities

Students majoring in humanities design their own programs of study within the humanities disciplines and produce an interdisciplinary independent project in their senior year. Humanities majors explore the questions raised in a liberal arts setting, connecting across disciplines to develop insights and skills that are broadly applicable to the modern world.

Anne Rodrick

Meet Dr. Anne Rodrick

Dr. Anne Rodrick, Reeves Family Professor of History, loves to teach and was honored by the college with the Philip Covington Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Humanities and Social Sciences. She coordinates the humanities program and is the co- coordinator of the 19th Century Studies program. She also teaches in the Gender Studies program. Her current research interests focus on urban identity and civic engagement in the Victorian city.

Aaliyah Jones

Meet Aaliyah Jones ’19

“The humanities major allows you to shape your major in the way you feel will benefit you in the best manner,” Aaliyah Jones says. She took courses that helped her hone her writing skills and is now getting experience in public relations and studying for the GRE. She plans to start her master’s degree in communication in the fall of 2020.

An introduction to the humanities:

All first-year students are required to take a seminar introducing them to college-level study in humanities. While not strictly interdisciplinary, the seminars are taught by faculty from various humanities departments at the college.

Humanities majors are students with specific interests in the following disciplines:

Art history
English
History
Modern languages
Philosophy
Religion
Theatre
Other disciplines may be included in the humanities major as well.