Humanistic Studies courses are designed to expose students in all fields to interdisciplinary inquiry in the humanities. Those who wish to pursue this approach in a more sustained way are invited to design a curriculum reflecting their specific interests leading to a certificate in interdisciplinary humanistic studies.
This new Program is designed for students who are concentrating in a humanities or related social science department and who wish to reflect on the frontiers of disciplines, the bridges that connect them, and the insights that can be gained from exploring one field while bearing in mind the questions and approaches of another. In addition to acquiring a strong base in their home departments, students in the Program create links to one or more fields that can illuminate their work. They also participate in a community of faculty, students, and fellows, who meet regularly for discussion, lectures, colloquia, meals and cultural activities.