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 9/20/2022

Fall Phillips Museum Exhibits Feature Cuban Artists, F&M...

Browse a refreshed collection including work from renowned artists such as Al Loving and Keith Haring. 

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Story 9/6/2022

F&M Students Mentor Local High Schoolers in Filmmaking

Three Franklin & Marshall College seniors mentored local high school students in filmmaking this summer, as well as planning a fall film festival. 

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Story 9/6/2022

Film Faculty Screens First Film Festival

 The inaugural Gleaners Film Festival at Franklin & Marshall College Sept. 22-24 will feature director John Waters and “Pink Flamingos,” his 1972 “exercise in poor taste."

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