To study the Humanities is to seek the answers to questions about what it means to be human in a social, cultural, and personal context. Humanities is part of the Liberal Arts, along with other subjects, such as social sciences, history, anthropology, area studies, communication studies, cultural studies, law, and linguistics.

Humanities as a specific area of study includes an examination of the ways humans throughout history--as individuals and as cultures--have expressed their experience of life through literature and poetry, historical documentation, philosophical inquiry, religious practice, and artistic expression, including music and theater. 

Department Chair

  • Martin Conrad Martin Conrad Assistant Professor MA in History Art History/Art Appreciation (719) 502-3436 F-341, C-16

"The adequate study of culture, our own and those on the opposite side of the globe, can press on to fulfillment only as we learn today from the humanities as well as from the scientists."

~ Ruth Benedict