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the world

Our Commitment, Our Contribution, Our College

Fostering an open and diverse environment where faculty and students engage in both broad and in-depth research, artistic creativity, humanistic inquiry, transcultural learning, and community involvement.

 

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The College of Humanities is pleased to welcome new faculty for the upcoming academic year. “These are outstanding scholars who represent the breadth and diversity of Humanities scholarship and... Read More
Denis M. Provencher, Professor and Head of the Department of French and Italian, will join the University of Arizona’s 2020-2021 Inclusive Leadership Cohort Certificate program.   Provencher is one... Read More
Richard P. Kinkade, a prolific and award-winning Spanish medievalist scholar who served as the first Dean of Humanities and a revered mentor and professor during 42 years at the University of Arizona... Read More
Karina M. Rodríguez, Recruitment Coordinator for the College of Humanities, has been selected to join the University of Arizona’s third cohort of HSI Fellows.   Rodríguez is one of 10 faculty and... Read More

Congratulations to our High Achieving Students

Our Fall 2019 Dean’s list and 2018 - 2019 Academic Distinction awards list are now available.

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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

Jiang Wu
East Asian Studies

Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Columbia University Press
Albrecht Classen
German Studies

Religious Toleration in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Peter Lang
Faith S. Harden
Spanish & Portuguese

Arms and Letters: Military Life Writing in Early Modern Spain

University of Toronto Press

Graduating Soon?

Find all the information you need about the College of Humanities Convocation Ceremony.

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Our Units

Africana StudiesThe University of Arizona is home to an internationally renowned program in Africana Studies. The program 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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.