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Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

The Program in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations offers an interdisciplinary major that explores the worlds of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Jews, and the civilizations of the Christians and Muslims in their formative periods.


Classical Legacy Program

The Classical Legacy Program provides basic courses on the literature, art, thought and history of ancient Greece and Rome and what the legacy of Greece and Rome has meant to succeeding ages.


Focus Europe

Focus Europe is an interdisciplinary program in the School of Humanities, which links the study of the humanities and human sciences to contemporary debates in public policy.


Forensic Society

The George R. Brown Forensic Society is Rice University's competitive intercollegiate speech and debate team. Founded in 1984, the society replaced the original Rice Forensic Society, which existed from 1954 to 1964. The team represents Rice by competing in speech and debate tournaments throughout the United States.


Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses the texts, history, languages, philosophy and culture of Jews and Judaism as they have endured over three millenia and throughout the world.


Medical Humanities

Medical Humanities is a collaboration between Rice's School of Humanities and Baylor's Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy.  Interdisciplinary undergraduate courses will be offered which relate to medical education and practice.


Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies  is a program that is designed to allow students to obtain an overview of vital aspects of medieval learning, arts, languages, and cultures, while also specializing in a traditional discipline or area.


Poverty, Social Justice and Human Capabilities

The Poverty, Social Justice and Human Capabilities Program aims to give students a rigorous understanding of human well-being, both in the US and internationally.