Led by a world-class faculty, Rice's School of Humanities offers programs in disciplines traditionally associated with the humanities as well as pushing beyond disciplinary boundaries to explore what it means to be human in all its ramifications. Here is an overview of the entities in the School of Humanities:
Departments are the home base of most faculty, and are organized around a discipline. The departments in the School of Humanities include:
Five of these departments train graduate students for the PhD: Art History, English, History, Philosophy, and Religion.
Centers bring together faculty for interdisciplinary research, teaching, publications, or other activities. We have five centers. Two, the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality and the Chao Center for Asian Studies, offer majors. The Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication offers instruction in 11 languages. The Humanities Research Center serves faculty, graduate students and undergraduates with its events, courses, practica, and research funding. Finally, the Center for Critical and Cultural Theory (3CT) serves faculty and graduate students with its events, graduate certificate, and research funding.
Programs are interdisciplinary groups of faculty, similar to centers but on a smaller scale and oriented primarily toward course offerings. The School of Humanities has 8 programs.
Two programs offer majors:
Eight programs offer minors:
|African Studies||Cinema and Media Studies|
|Environmental Studies||Jewish Studies|
|Medical Humanities||Museums & Cultural Heritage|
|Politics, Law and Social Thought||Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities|
Finally, the George R. Brown Forensic Society is Rice University's competitive intercollegiate speech and debate team. Its faculty also offer communications-related courses open to all Rice students.