Through the humanities, we learn about the world around us, ethics, human rights and issues that relate to – and sometimes challenge – our own beliefs, values and assumptions. We learn about what goes into creating art, how language evolves over time and how history is made, recorded and understood.
We are equipped with the tools to explore the enduring question of what it means to be human in an ever-changing world. Humanities fortifies a global perspective, broadens our intellectual foundation and teaches us to develop creative and critical thinking skills in order to become problem solvers, engaged citizens and the thought leaders of tomorrow. It is an essential education for the heart and mind.
What’s happening in Humanities
We have medications to treat most human diseases and impairments, why not hearing loss?
English has cemented its place as the world’s lingua franca, with 2 billion speakers. Will it remain a global language in the future?
Early intervention is critical to treating neurodevelopmental disorders, like cerebral palsy. But just how early can we diagnose them?
How will our resource use and mining operations change as we move towards a sustainable, decarbonised future?
How you can help
Academic Excellence Fund
Give Humanities students a well-rounded and unforgettable student experience enriched by mentoring programs, internships, research, workshops and seminars, and engagement opportunities with government, corporates and not-for-profit organisations.
Join Pro Vice-Chancellor Richard Blythe in supporting the Fund today.