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
In Perth, three young women have established a non-profit enterprise to help promote the role of clothing in the ‘the circular economy’.
Curtin graduate Carina Hoang escaped Vietnam as a refugee at the age of 16. She is now an actress and award-winning author and publisher.
Non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators should actively engage with the Aboriginal community to build cultural competencies and confidence in teaching.
Remote learning isn’t a new phenomenon – it has been used for centuries – but it wasn’t until recently that the majority of the world’s universities embraced the format.
Hosted by the Young Alumni Advisory Board, this series explores a range of new and exciting topics, while creating a community of sharing opportunities for graduates aged 35 and under.
Delve into trending and topical issues during each episode of Curtin’s podcast series, from self-injury recovery, to cryptocurrency, to gender diversity – there’s something for everyone!
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.