How F&M Does Humanities 

When you hear us say “humanities,” we mean subjects that study aspects of human society and culture. Subjects as wide-ranging as art and art history, music, Arabic, dance, philosophy, literature and more can be found under the humanities umbrella.

When you study humanities at F&M, you'll explore the ways people across different times and places make sense of their lives in diverse forms of artistic, cultural and intellectual expression.

Through your courses and hands-on work, you'll examine the range of human experience through the study of languages, literatures, philosophies, religions and cultural and artistic productions.

  • Natalia Valdes analyzing an ancient Andean ceramic vessel for ANT272: Andean Archaeology.

Out-of-the-Classroom Learning

We emphasize hands-on experiential work. When you study humanities at F&M, you’ll have opportunities to step out of the classroom and into the field to engage in different, dynamic forms of learning. With off-campus study and research opportunities, internships and more, you’ll collaborate with world-class humanities faculty, engage with the community, get practical, real-world experience and explore questions students elsewhere might only read about.

The Latest in F&M Humanities

Story 1/27/2023

Community, Memory & Connection: Phillips Museum of Art...

“The Phillips is also pushing the boundaries on how to define art this semester. That's what is so great about academic museums – the galleries become terrific workshops,” said Lindsay Marino,...

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Story 1/11/2023

‘Dance Brought Me to Life’: Meet Kendall Lipham ’23

"Dance brought me to life, and I can't help but see it bring others to life as well," says senior Kendall Lipham. "It amplifies our emotions by begging us to feel with our entire body. It's quite a...

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Story 1/10/2023

Making Connections: Unraveling Political and Social Upheaval...

Professor of French and Brooks College House Don Lisa Gasbarrone discusses her Connections Course “Les Misérables,” an in-depth reading and analysis of Victor Hugo’s renowned, 19th-century historical...

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