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 5/23/2022

Sculpture, Alumnus Link F&M to Philadelphia

A retired professor's sculpture of Amtrak's rail network was installed in Philadelphia's  30th Street station, renamed for  the late congressman William H. Gray ’63.

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Story 5/11/2022

‘Someone Like Me Does Have the Opportunity to Make Change in...

Ali Husaini dreams of walking the halls of Congress, making positive changes for those in need. “I want to be in the front and center and be immersed in the political system,” he said. 

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Story 5/4/2022

Music at F&M: Composing Leaders

Students at F&M can graduate with recital, composing and conducting skills, regardless of major. "The F&M conducting class is really all about leadership,” said Brian Norcross, senior director of...

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