The humanities explore the study of the human experience, past and present, encompassing the study of history and art history, languages and literatures, philosophy, religion, and visual and dramatic arts. Our students learn skills in critical analysis, interpretation and argument, analytical writing, and oral presentation in both individual and collaborative undertakings. They investigate how societies, cultures, human values, and everyday experiences have been transformed, represented, and remembered over time.
What interest you? Medical humanities, environmental studies, or politics, law and social thought? Is it English or film and photography? History or philosophy? How about art history or transnational Asian studies? Latin American studies or Spanish and Portuguese studies? How about classical studies, European studies, French studies or German studies? Have you thought about studying religion? Or women, gender and sexuality? How about studio art or theatre? Ancient Mediterranean civilizations or medieval and early modern studies?
Each one of these Rice areas of study will will engage you in the crucial questions of life, change how you analyze the world, and give you with the skills to create a transformative impact.