department of humanities

A love of wisdom – and the pursuit of knowledge and purpose that leads to civic engagement – has endured since ancient times in the study of the humanities. At Colby-Sawyer the humanities are woven into the curriculum as an integral part of a comprehensive liberal arts education.

The humanities demand an answer to the eternal question, “What does it mean to be human?” Exercising their intellect and imagination, students explore these and other essential paths of inquiry, while strengthening their means of expression and discovering their potential.

Media and Communication…

The Media and Communication Program offers two options: a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Communication and a minor in Media and Communication that can be combined with any major.

Creative Writing…

The Writing Program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing.

English…

The English Program offers two options: a B.A. in English and a minor in English that can be combined with any major.

Philosophy…

The Philosophy Program offers two options: a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and a minor in Philosophy that can be combined with any major.

American Studies Minor…

The Humanities Department offers a minor in American Studies that can be combined with any major.

Women's and Gender Studies Minor…

The Humanities Department offers a minor in Women's and Gender Studies that can be combined with any major.