A laboratory for research-driven, collaborative, and publicly facing projects built to explore and enhance life in the community and beyond.
The Department of Public & Applied Humanities works to translate the personal enrichment of humanities study into public enrichment and the direct and tangible improvement of the human condition. Through research-driven, collaborative, and publicly facing projects built to explore and enhance life in the community and beyond, our students and scholars convert understanding into action for the measurable betterment of society. The department is fundamentally experimental, entrepreneurial, and transdisciplinary, and focuses on public and private opportunities that straddle rather than fall between purviews, or are confined by them.
The Department of Public & Applied Humanities is one of 18 units in the College of Humanities. Interested in what the College of Humanities has to offer? See below.
Meet Our Students
Whether it's a passion for languages, literatures and culture, a calling to serve others around the world, or a desire for a dynamic career, see why we choose Humanities.