humanities humanities  /hju ˈmæ nɪ tiz/


  • (n) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)


  1. The first set of comps covers logic, rhetoric and analysis; the second, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences; and the third, history, philosophy and foreign languages.
  2. Intelligent appreciation of the arts and the humanities was part of the democratic promise.
  3. Medical schools are hard places to get into, and an undergraduate headed for one is likely to load himself with courses in the hard sciences and let the humanities go hang.


  1. National Academy’s Troubles Shadow Report on Humanities

    A blue-ribbon commission’s report to Congress on the state of the humanities arrives amid disturbing allegations against one of its chairwomen.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Humanities Tennessee to sponsor Muslim literature series

    Humanities Tennessee has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to coordinate a five-part reading and discussion program titled '
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Daily News Journal

  3. Harvard Humanities Professors Admit Liberal Bias

    There is some truth to conservative concerns that there is a liberal bias in the humanities, claims a new report on the state of humanities education at Harvard University.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

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  1. "His long and quiet devotion to advancing literacy, the arts and humanities on a national and local scale deserves our appreciation," Rosenberg said Thursday.
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Alan Rosenberg Source: FOXNews

  2. "There are great folks out there who are passionate, who care a lot about children, who often have great content knowledge - math, science, humanities, whatever it might be - who just didn't happen to major in education. We want to help get them...
    on Mar 17, 2009 By: Arne Duncan Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "At their best, the arts and humanities express the ideals that define our nation," said President George W. Bush. "The United States is a country defined not by bloodline, race, or creed, but by our character and convictions. We are united...
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXBusiness

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