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College of Humanities students learn essential skills with a human perspective to navigate the workforce of the future.

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Digital technology use has led to a new diversity in Black religious life, starting before but accelerating during the COVID-19 pandemic, with changes in both beliefs and practices, according to a... Read More
Dr. Rob Stephan, Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Religious Studies and Classics, has been awarded the University’s 2024 Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award.  ... Read More
Dr. Harris Kornstein, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public and Applied Humanities, has been awarded a University of Arizona Early Career Scholar Award.   Sponsored and announced by the... Read More
Congratulations to the College of Humanities’ Outstanding Senior for Spring 2024, Mason Maltbie!   Maltbie graduates with a 4.0 GPA, triple majoring in Russian, Religious Studies and Creative... Read More

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Top 3 Reasons to Consider our College and Programs

  • Solve the grand challenges of a rapidly changing world
  • Engage and collaborate with the local and international communities
  • Enhance communication and work ethics with people from diverse backgrounds

Faculty Publications

Sarah McCallum
Religious Studies & Classics

Elegiac Love and Death in Vergil's Aeneid

Oxford University Press
Chantelle Warner

Multiliteracy Play: Designs and Desires in the Second Language Classroom.

Albrecht Classen
German Studies

A Translation of Johannes Pauli’s Didactic Tales: Lessons from the Past for Our Future

Cambridge Scholars Press

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Our Units

Africana StudiesThe Department of Africana Studies equips future leaders with critical thinking and communication skills that are in high demand in any profession.

ClassicsOne of the most prestigious degrees at the University of Arizona, Classics boasts a high number of top-performing graduates in a wide variety of professions.

Critical Languages ProgramThe Critical Languages Program offers less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) which are not available in traditional departments or formats at the University of Arizona.

East Asian StudiesThe Department of East Asian Studies is dedicated to the study of the cultures and languages of China and Japan.

FrenchThe French and Francophone Studies Program is a diverse community of students, scholars, and friends. It is an intensive program for the study of French language and Francophone culture.

German StudiesThe Department of German Studies offers an exciting curriculum that fosters students' linguistic and cultural competence. Students are immersed in German language, literatures, and culture.

Interdisciplinary StudiesA broader, multidisciplinary course of study rather than a traditional major/minor, the Interdisciplinary Studies degree prepares students to think critically and analytically across a wide range of disciplines or fields of study

ItalianThe Italian Program offers a diverse curriculum that includes courses on Italian language, literature, culture, cinema, and folklore — and it is home to the largest number of Italian majors in the country.

Public & Applied HumanitiesPublic & Applied Humanities is a laboratory for research-driven, collaborative and publicly facing projects built to explore and enhance life in the community and beyond.

Religious StudiesThe Religious Studies Program prepares students to engage intelligently with the religiously diverse cultures of the United States and societies around the world.

Russian & Slavic StudiesThe University of Arizona is home to a premier department of Russian & Slavic Studies and offers the only graduate program in Russian in the greater Southwest region.

SILLCThe University of Arizona School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) is a federation of departments and programs in the College of Humanities.

Spanish & PortugueseThe Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Arizona offers students a comprehensive liberal arts education and provides them with a body of knowledge and the analytical skills necessary to undertake linguistics, cultural and literary investigations.

World LiteratureThe World Literature major gives students the opportunity to combine intensive foreign language study with their interests in ancient and modern literatures based on regions, nations, or topical studies.

Our Centers & Programs

Center for Buddhist StudiesThe Center for Buddhist Studies promotes academic research on the Buddhist tradition and its related religious, intellectual, social, cultural and economic aspects around the world.

Center for Digital HumanitiesThe Center for Digital Humanities is a research and innovation incubator for the computational study of the human condition.

Center for East Asian StudiesCEAS supports and promotes East Asian language and studies related teaching and research. It cultivates understanding of East Asia through outreach to K-16 schools and the wider community.

Center for English as a Second Language"CESL teachers and students actively cooperate with each other. CESL helps students adjust to life and culture as well as improve language skills.” —Yeong Sik Ohn, Korea

Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language & LiteracyThe Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) is one of sixteen Title VI Language Resource Centers across the U.S. funded by the US Department of Education.

National Center for InterpretationFounded in 1979, The National Center for Interpretation Testing, Research and Policy (NCI) at The University of Arizona is dedicated to ensuring language access to Limited-English Persons.

Poetry CenterWith nearly 70,000 items related to poetry in its collection, the Poetry Center is a living archive, a place where the spirit of poetry has served members of the community just like you for over 50 years.

Humanities SeminarsThe Humanities Seminars Program offers the community a wide range of classes from astronomy to archaeology and from Shakespeare to film noir.

Writing Skills Improvement ProgramThe Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP) was established over 30 years ago in order to help students at the University of Arizona improve their writing skills and achieve academic success.

American Literary Translators AssociationThe American Literary Translators Association is the site of intensive translation and interpreting activity, including research, teaching, and practice.