What does it mean to be Human?
Welcome. The School of Humanities offers you a wide range of courses that comprise the majority of the University’s core requirements. Every student at HBU will take Humanities classes.
The study of Humanities is really the study of why some ideas, people, or nations succeed and why others fail. The Humanities impart lasting lessons for what it means to be both an educated and good person.
The School of Humanities offers majors and minors that will challenge you intellectually, change the way you look at the world, and prepare you for a career in a variety of fields.
When you take Humanities classes, you’ll be exposed to some of the greatest thinkers and writers of Western Civilization. These works are designed to get you thinking about how we live our lives, the ethical and moral dilemmas we face, and the importance of good decision-making. Because of these skills, Humanities majors make great employees because they are thinkers, communicators, and decision-makers.
For instance, the study of History allows you to examine why some leaders succeed while others fail. The study of Government confronts you with fundamental questions about freedom, equality, and order. English invites you to consider the human experience through stories and poetry, tragedies and comedies. The study of Communications and Sociology allows you to understand fundamental human dynamics, such as the way people communicate and interact. And becoming bilingual with a major like Spanish will open up a multitude of opportunities and advantages for you.
In short, critical thinking skills are sharpened. Writing and speaking skills are enhanced. You’ll learn how to articulate complex theories and ideas, debate them in class, and discuss them with classmates. You’ll also learn how to confront, analyze, and resolve difficult ethical, moral, and social dilemmas.
If you want an educational experience rooted in big ideas, great books, and engaging conversations that will enhance your critical-thinking, communication, and decision-making skills, check out our list of majors below.
Our faculty are enthusiastic experts in their various fields. Our small class sizes mean that you get more attention. They would love to speak with you about your interests in a particular major and your career goals. You’ll find them easy to talk with and always eager to help. Many of them are blogging together at Reflection and Choice.
Welcome to HBU! Please join us in the School of Humanities!