Areas of study
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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.
Department of English
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.
Our unique academic program and research center hybrid serves as an intellectual resource for all aspects of the Jewish experience, from philosophical and political viewpoints to the study of Judaism. Through undergraduate and graduate courses, research conferences, public lectures and more, we’re committed to fostering critical inquiry and scholarly entrepreneurship as we disseminate accurate information about Jewish culture and enhance the quality of Jewish life in the Phoenix metropolitan area and around the world.
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
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!
School of International Letters and Cultures
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.