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Classics and General Humanities

Examine the human experience

Classics and General Humanities examine the culture, ideas and values of earlier Western and related civilizations both in their original time periods and as they have been appropriated and transmuted by later cultures, especially American. The common goals of our programs are to develop a sense of how to conduct critical inquiry into past cultures and modern manifestations of their ideas and values; to impart a feeling for the recurring patterns but also enormous diversity of human culture; and to explore how past cultures form the basis for modern cultures and cultural attitudes.

Why Classics and General Humanities?

Classics and General Humanities will develop your sense of how to conduct critical inquiry into past cultures and modern manifestations of their ideas and values; a feeling for the recurring patterns but also enormous diversity of human culture; and to explore how past cultures form the basis for modern cultures and cultural attitudes. It is the original interdisciplinary subject, encompassing an enormous variety of human experience: language, poetry, myth, history, philosophy, religion, archaeology, art and more. A multitude of interesting and challenging classes will sharpen your critical-thinking skills and prepare you to pursue opportunities in virtually any field after graduation.

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Contact Classics and General Humanities
Location:
Dickson Hall 151
Phone:
973-655-4419