11 Reasons to Major in the Humanities (from Business Insider)
Welcome to The Humanities Program at CU-Boulder. The Humanities Major offers students a unique, integrated program of study across the different disciplines of the humanities as well as other related fields. Located in Ketchum Hall, The Humanities Program is home to over 200 majors as well as an energetic faculty committed to interdisciplinary study.
The Humanities Major is the only program in the College of Arts and Sciences that allows students to develop a course of study that combines coursework in literature, the arts, history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, literary and cultural theory, sociology, politics – to name a few of the areas our students have pursued.
Within this context, the study of different national literatures, both Western and non-Western, as well as different arts (music, visual arts and film) is encouraged to discover what they have in common, what their differences are and what their critical relations are to one another.
Our faculty’s approach and commitment to this special kind of study at CU-Boulder is also evident from the courses offered by the Program:
- The Postmodern
- The Question of Romanticism
- Art and Psychoanalysis
- Religion, Politics, Modernity
- Art, Media, Culture
- African America in the Arts
- Freud and Hitchcock
- Nineteenth Century Art and Literature
- The Comic Sense
- Latin American Film
- The Arts and Religious Experience
- Literature and Social Violence
- The Criminal as Hero
During the course of their studies, Humanities majors acquire a thorough knowledge of the arts and also develop rigorous critical thinking and analytical skills, preparing them for a wide variety of careers both in and out of academia.