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
Ben Young was a film student who started out making music videos for his mates, but is now a rising star who became a success story overnight after years of struggling in the industry.
Prof Richard Blythe is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Humanities, whose achievements include establishing a national research centre for smart design in the US.
Curtin University’s student magazine Grok has been a forum for students to express their views on art, politics, culture and life for as long as Curtin has been in existence.
Global Voices Scholarship recipients Rachael and Niamh are advocating for positive change on the global stage, attending major international policy forums such as the OECD Forum.
Hundreds of thousands of stolen, Colonial Era artefacts are on display in Western museums. Will they ever be returned home?
What does it mean to be ‘gender diverse’? And should gender even matter? Curtin researchers dive into gender diversity, inclusivity and the right age to transition.
Despite living in a global age, the rise of political extremism reflects a world that has never been more divided. How did we get here, and where to next?
The media still largely portrays people with disability using traditional and inaccurate stereotypes. Curtin researchers discuss how disability is a social construct, rather than a medical one.
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 Michele Willson in supporting the Fund today.