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Department of Humanities

Welcome to the Department of Humanities in Hillyer College. We are faculty who teach and do research in the disciplines of History, Art History, Philosophy, Communication and Speech, Music, and Theater. The Humanities are the core of a liberal arts education that prepares students for a thoughtful, active and ethical life. Our courses help students explore who they are and where they’ve come from. They examine the function of language and symbolic systems, the nature of goodness, truth and beauty, and the richness of expressive culture. We question the past and seek to understand the traditions and histories of the world’s diverse peoples. Our goal is to connect what we study to the contemporary issues that affect us all. Many careers benefit from the thinking and communication skills provided by a humanities education, including business, law, education, social work and the arts. Thus, regardless of destination, the Humanities matter for everyone.