The Humanities

The Humanities are the academic disciplines that study human culture in all its forms-- art, architecture, music, languages and literature, history and philosophy, human society from earliest times. The Humanities explore those aspects of the human experience that teach us about ourselves as human beings.

Humanistic subjects include poetry, sacred scriptures, music in all its forms, painting and sculpture, politics and economics, archeology and religion in their historical development. The skills we gain from studying the Humanities and the Liberal Arts teach us critical thinking and to question and learn from our experience.

The Humanities lead us to an understanding and appreciation the best of human thought and expression from ancient times to the present, enrich our lives and strengthen us through challenging and changing times.

Vaughan Baker
Founding faculty member of Friends of the Humanities

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