College of Humanities
Welcome to Humanities
As education becomes ever more focused on professional degrees and vocational training, employers increasingly report that what they seek is not necessarily more specialized degrees but rather people who can think, who can synthesize, who can analyze, and who can apply a broad base of thought to a wide variety of areas.
The College of Humanities teaches students to read, write and think. Our graduates are prepared for a 21st-century workforce that advances those who have the power not just to achieve and innovate but to communicate their ideas to an audience beyond their applied field.
A lecture by distinguished visiting guest speaker: Emma Cohen. Humans are highly motivated to engage in coordinated action. We dance, participate in sports and ceremonial rituals together. Social scientists have long speculated about the possible role of such activities in promoting social solidarity and cooperation. Read more
Israel. It looks like one country on CNN, a very different one on al Jazeera. The Los Angeles Times has its versions. NPR theirs. But how does Israel look… to Israelis? Read more
Panel topics: Deportations and Ethnicity, Student-Alumni Activism, Immigration and Political Participation, Non-Governmental Organizations, DREAM Activist panel, Memory and Migration, and Transmigrants, Domestic Workers, and Community. Film screening of the documentary: A Bridge Apart. Please see the following schedule of events for times and presenters.
A report released this week by the Association of American Colleges and Universities dispels the popular notion that liberal arts graduates are subject to lower earnings and higher rates of unemployment than those with "practical" degrees. Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment: Setting the Record Straight cites U.S. Census data from 2010-11 to show Read more