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Making meaning: Interdisciplinary Humanities @ UCG

Specialise in Interdisciplinary Humanities

As humans, we want our actions to be meaningful. Meaning is what ultimately determines the value of what we do. Whilst science and engineering provide us with the tools to shape the world, it is in the Humanities that we imagine and discuss what shape we want that world to take. Studying, as well as contributing to the making of meaning, is what the Humanities are about.

Meaning is never given or fixed – it is and must be continuously (re)created. Fields as diverse as cultural criticism, linguistics, history, philosophy, religious studies, and the arts enable us to see culture as an intensely dynamic, exciting, and powerful process of meaning making. Our approach to Humanities at UCG is both interdisciplinary and socially engaged. With us you have the opportunity to put what you learn to practical use by applying the Humanities perspective to complex problems in a broad range of fields.

Whether you’re interested in a career in academia, business, policy, media, or the arts, the UCG Major in Humanities is an excellent first step for your future career. Indeed, recent trends in employment data indicate employers recognise something that we’ve known all along: that the analytical skills, cultural sensitivity, and capacity for expression that Humanities graduates develop are indispensable in today’s connected world.

Within our Humanities programme, we offer four specialisations:

  • Journalism, Media, and History: Investigating and Reporting
  • The Arts: Imagining and creating
  • Cultural Studies: Values and Ideologies
  • Philosophy: Analysis

Humanities major

  • Develop a deep understanding of culture as a complex process - consisting of a set of interrelated cognitive, sociological, historical and individual dimensions
  • Combine up-to-date theoretical, philosophical, historical and critical approaches to develop insight into the structure and dimensions of culture
  • Follow this specialisation and prepare for Master programmes in Journalism, Media Studies, International Relations, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Arts, etc.
  • Follow this link to the UCG presentation about the Humanities major
  • Why you should want to study Humanities? Follow this link for a very intersting article on that topic!
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Last modified:12 March 2020 10.13 p.m.