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The human adventure across time and place

No other fields of study offer such diverse opportunities for 
careers. Through firm foundations in writing, research, 
language study and debate, the humanities offer a toolkit for 
the creation of a fulfilling life and a more just world.

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Department of English

  • Creative Writing
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Secondary Education
  • Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies 

With a degree in English from ASU, you can do anything. Students in our diverse degree program learn how to express themselves through traditional channels — literature analysis, rhetoric, linguistics, education, composition and creative writing — while studying contemporary themes, including environmental concerns, medical writing, human rights philosophies, digital narratives and computation. An English degree is applicable to just about any career and is a great springboard into graduate school, law school, medical humanities and more.

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School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

  • Asia Studies
  • History
  • Jewish Studies
  • Morality, Politics and Law
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Religion, Culture and Public Life
  • Religion, Politics and Global Affairs
  • Secondary Education

As the largest transdisciplinary school in the humanities at ASU, we strive to create excellent educational programs spanning history, philosophy and religious studies. Our degree programs have also grown to include Religion, Politics and Global Affairs; Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law); and Asia studies. You’ll deepen your understanding of the past, present and future as you learn how to incorporate your broad skillset – in problem solving, writing and reasoning – to excel in the global workforce or solve the problems of tomorrow through interdisciplinary research. If you’re eager to change the world, join us!

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School of International  Letters and Cultures

  • Arabic Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classics
  • Classical Civilization
  • French
  • German
  • International Letters and Cultures
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In today’s global economy, multilingualism and intercultural competency is valued everywhere. Graduates with experience in the study of worldwide languages and cultures enjoy a wide variety of job options in many fields. Whether you want to study American Sign Language, Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Classics, Russian or many others, the School of International Letters and Cultures is the place for you.

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