The humanities are the study of how people process and document the human experience. Humans have long used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history, and language to understand and record our world. Studying humanities gives students the opportunity to develop a breadth of interdisciplinary knowledge, enhance their appreciation of the arts, and sharpen their critical thinking skills. Students who major in this program will gain a well-rounded world view which will prepare them for success at the university level, in the workplace, and in the community.
Philosophy is the logical examination of the fundamental issues people have pondered for over 2,500 years. What is reality and what is beauty? What is knowledge and truth? What is good and just? Does human existence have meaning and does God exist? Philosophy courses are directed toward understanding these questions in their historical and cultural contexts and applying insights to contemporary life. Rigorous philosophical study will improve one's critical thinking skills.
The study of philosophy may lead students to careers in the following fields: