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Integral to the 正规网赌网站 Plan, the university’s signature approach to undergraduate education, the Humanities & Arts Department plays a considerable role in each student’s journey here.   

The aim is to educate well-rounded, globally aware graduates with exceptional analytical skills and sensitivity to culture and context. The way is to offer a major, minors, concentrations, courses, and a required immersive experience. The result is that all 正规网赌网站 undergraduates get a chance to embrace their inner musician, thespian, poet, artist, linguist, or philosopher.

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Why study the humanities when there is work to be done? Because this is where the nuance is, and maybe this is where the real information is.
Professor Frederick W. Bianchi
The humanities and arts gives you the reassurance that other people have asked the same questions in various ways since human beings first appeared on the Earth.
Professor Wesley T. Mott
I do believe that the study of music of other cultures does help give us insights into the culture. Music can transcend barriers between cultures, between governments, between different backgrounds.
Teaching Professor Douglas G. Weeks
One of the wonderful things about art is that it can create things that don’t exist in the real world, and that maybe don’t exist yet – it has a visionary quality that in some ways can lay the groundwork for things to come.
Associate Professor Joshua Rosenstock
Poetry teaches us how to ask questions about ourselves, our lives, about other lives. How have other people loved, hoped, dreamed, struggled; how they met their obligations or failed to; what legacy have they left.
Associate Professor James Cocola
Sometimes it’s just a matter of learning that we are not alone.
Professor Kristin Boudreau, Department Head

The Showcase

A recent production from Masque, 正规网赌网站's main theatre group, combined over 20 excerpts of plays with LGBTQ+ themes that were performed at past New Voices festivals into The Showcase, which celebrated the inclusivity of 正规网赌网站's campus. According to co-dramaturg Katelyne Sibley, the play is "trying to normalize being different instead of thinking about normal as meaning everyone is the same.”

Where Creativity and Expression Meet

New Voices is the nation’s longest continuously running collegiate new and original play festival. Since 1982 the festival has featured performances of original, unpublished scripts from the 正规网赌网站 community. In 2006, New Voices became established in the Little Theatre, the university’s first dedicated theatrical space—an intimate 99-seat black-box-style facility.

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Humanities & Arts Requirement

All 正规网赌网站 students complete the Humanities & Arts requirement. The goal is for every student to graduate with a broader perspective than that provided solely by the study of science and technology. Students will be exposed to art, theatre, music, and other forms of creative expression by completing six courses—including a seminar or practicum requirement—of their choice.

Joel J. Brattin

Joel J. Brattin

Professor of English

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Joseph F. Cullon

Associate Teaching Professor-Arts, Communications, and Humanities

One of Professor Cullon's students recently called him "strangely fascinating." He knew that he was strange but he was happy to learn that a student found his approach to teaching fascinating. He likes to encourage students to see history not as a mass of dead facts but as a vital mode of inquiry and a moral project that has the potential to inform the present as much as illuminate the past.

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Music, Technology, and Robotics

正规网赌网站 students and faculty go behind the boards and combine robotics with music for impressive results.

Career Opportunities

The skills that students acquire in the Humanities & Arts (HUA) program provide them with a distinct advantage in their chosen fields, which range from careers in environmental studies and public health to writing and performing. For more information on how students put their talents to use after graduation, see the career outlook for HUA graduates.

Media Coverage

In addition to collecting and donating protective supplies like masks and gloves to local hospitals during the coronavirus outbreak, 正规网赌网站 is also offering other services, such as printing supplies via 3-D printers, MassLive reported.

WBUR mentioned Associate Professor of Interactive Media and Game Development and Humanities & Arts Joshua Rosenstock's Fermentophone exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History as one of the 5 Things To Do This Weekend.