Drawn from the schools of social sciences and
humanities, African Studies has strengths in
archaeological and anthropological research, historical studies,
African religions and theory, African arts and global health
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.
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.
Studies is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses the
texts, history, languages, philosophy and culture of Jews and
Judaism as they have endured over three millennia and throughout
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Medieval and Early Modern 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.
Politics, Law and Social Thought
Politics, Law and Social Thought is a new program that involves departments across the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences. It allows undergraduates to study the big questions in political theory and law that inform policy decisions and that shape contemporary society in a global setting.
Poverty, Social Justice and Human
Social Justice and Human Capabilities Program aims to give
students a rigorous understanding of human well-being, both in the
US and internationally.