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Humanities include a range of disciplines that give prominence to the study of humanity and society throughout time from an analytical and critical viewpoint. In this discipline, students study human society, ideologies, beliefs, and also how humanity conveys itself in the form of art, language, religion, and culture. Humanities degree programs are designed for students who want to know more about humanity and the development of society and culture.

Humanities subjects emphasise creative expression rather than routine learning. They expose their learners to new ideas and opinions and help them perceive the world more differently and clearly. They also nurture open-mindedness and flexibility to interact and understand societies. Students will be blessed with cultural knowledge and a sense of social awareness. Furthermore, humanities contribute to building a wide range of skills like communication, research, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision making, leadership, organisation skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in a team.

The most popular majors in Humanities include:

Area/ethnic studies
Cultural Studies
Ethnic and Gender studies
Language and Linguistics
Theology and Religious Studies
Library and Information Science


Students pursuing a Humanities degree can choose to major in any of the subjects that fall under this broad field. Along with these, students can also opt for a diploma or certificate course to nurture and develop their potentialities and capabilities to become professionals in the field.

Some common degrees that interested candidates may pursue are:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Language and Literature
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History and Social Studies
Master of Arts (M.A.) in T