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
The John Curtin Gallery presents the work of two neurodiverse artists, Perth-based landscape photographer, Simon Phillips, and Singapore-based performance artist, Dawn-joy Leong.
The largest art graduate show in Western Australia, this exhibition celebrates the creative work of undergraduate, honours and masters art students.
Join us at the public inauguration of the Curtin Extremism Research Network (CERN) with a keynote by Dr Anne Aly MP and concluding with networking, wine and canapes.
How do we navigate ethical dilemmas at work? Or stand up for our values under pressure? This two-day masterclass will provide you with a practical framework to navigate tough conversations.
Award-winning architecture grad Nic Brunsdon chats to us about his architecture firm, what drives his success, and the people-centred approach he takes before leaping into his designs.
Film and television producer Bec Bignell grew up on a farm in regional WA. Now, her latest digital series ‘Homespun’ is celebrating the country and challenging rural stereotypes.
Curtin Early Childhood Education graduate Katherine Pritchard shares her incredible life story of overcoming disadvantage, low expectations and neurodiversity issues to become a celebrated teacher.
Businessperson, philanthropist, mentor and educator, Dr Sandy Chong has been a champion for change ever since she began her higher education journey with Curtin.
Will COVID-19 lockdowns increase the public’s support for refugees and other individuals with restrictions to freedom of movement?
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?
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.