Honors Humanities challenges students to explore the history and future of human inventiveness. Humans invent an astonishing range of things, from poetic forms to forms of social media, from political philosophies to new fields of research. By completing a challenging course of study in the history of this inventiveness and applying this study to a project of their own design, Honors Humanities students discover how they have come to be who they are and how they can reinvent themselves to create extraordinary futures.
Students who complete the program consider some of the most fundamental and important questions facing humanity in that future. What does citizenship mean in a globalized world? What are the consequences of the digital and information revolutions for human experiences? How will understandings of diverse cultures shape the world of the twenty-first century? What is the purpose of art, and the meaning of the liberal arts, today? How can the greatest thinkers, artists, and events of the past help us to create the most democratic and just future?
As a specialized, elite program within the Honors College, Honors Humanities brings students from all majors and backgrounds together to explore these questions. Students has transformative encounters with each other as they engage with a rigorous curriculum of innovative courses, thematic programming that takes learning beyond the classroom walls, and an intimate community in beautfiul Anne Arundel Hall. Join Honors Humanities and rethink history. Rethink art. Rethink culture. Rethink you.