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Humanities, Cultures, and Languages
…oh my! “What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty-mist of the dusky dusk?” If you want to figure out how to translate this line from The Wizard of Oz into Mandarin or Slavonic, then languages are for you. If you want to understand the significance and influence of elephants in human folklore, then a study of cultures (anthropology? sociology?) is for you. If you want to learn how to write cool works like The Wizard of Oz, then humanities is for you.
- Studying abroad is a must for students interested in the humanities, cultures, and languages. The Study Abroad program is one of the most challenging and rewarding adventures you'll experience. On your return, you'll have a better understanding of the world, of the United States and of yourself. There are a variety of programs to explore, from studying reef ecology in Australia to social change in France.
The Global Studies Residential Academic Program (G-RAP) and Sewall Residential Academic Program (SRAP) are two of the Residential Academic Programs available at CU-Boulder that provide students with a shared learning and living experience in a community setting. G-RAP features classes and programs with a global focus for freshmen pursuing international interests. SRAP is a co-educational program for first-year students with an interest in the study of history and culture.
The humanities major is the only program in the College of Arts and Sciences that allows students to develop a personalized course of study that combines coursework in literature, the arts, history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, literary and cultural theory, sociology, politics – to name a few of the areas our students have pursued.
Programs and Majors
College of Arts and Sciences
Anthropology (subdisciplines: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology)
Ethnic Studies (five areas of concentration: Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicana and Chicano Studies, and Comparative Ethnic Studies)
Film Studies (with emphasis in Critical Studies)
Spanish (major tracks: Spanish Language and Literature, International Spanish for the Professions, and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Culture)
Women and Gender Studies
Minor in Chinese, Classics, Ethnic Studies, French, Germanic Studies, History, Italian, Japanese, Linguistics, Nordic Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Portuguese, Religious Studies, Russian Studies, or Women and Gender Studies
Certificates in British & Irish Studies; Central & Eastern European Studies; Foundations of Western Civilization; INVST Community Studies; Jewish Studies; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Studies; Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies; Western American Studies
Additional language couses in Arabic, Farsi, Korean, and Hindi
Teacher Licensure - Secondary (English, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Russian, Science, Social Studies, Spanish)