Students can use the rich resources of Rush Rhees Library.
The Humanities Center regards undergraduates as an essential part of its community of scholars. It welcomes all students to attend its public lectures, Humanities Project events, Distinguished Visiting Humanist programs, and Ferrari Symposia.
In addition, the Center sponsors a series of “Undergraduate Conversations” —informal gatherings at which students can connect with a faculty member and with one another around a topic related to humanistic study. Recipients of Humanities Research and Innovation Grants (HRIG) are especially encouraged to attend.
The undergraduate curriculum at the University of Rochester offers students an array of majors, minors, and clusters in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Most courses are open to any interested student, and few have prerequisites. A grant of $1 million awarded in the spring of 2017 to the School of Arts and Sciences is helping to fund new Meliora seminars for first-year students, which the Humanities Center is supporting.
For more information about departments in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, click on the following:
- Art & Art History
- Modern Languages & Cultures
- Religion & Classics
For more information on academic programs that offer majors, minors, or clusters in the humanities, click on the following:
- African & African American Studies
- American Sign Language
- American Studies
- Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures
- Dance & Movement
- Digital Media Studies
- East Asian Studies
- Film & Media Studies
- Individualized interdepartmental programs
- International Theater
- Literary Translation Studies
- Music and Sound Initiative
- Public Health-Related Programs
- Russian Studies
- Visual & Cultural Studies
- Women's Studies