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Humanities at IWU

Humanities courses expose students to major artistic, literary, and philosophical works and familiarize them with the methods of inquiry used in the humanities disciplines. Studies of the humanities enable students to understand, appreciate, examine, and respond to intellectual, moral, and artistic traditions. Minors are particularly encouraged to meet regularly with their designated Humanities mentor (assigned by the coordinator of the Humanities program) to discuss values and skills acquired in the minor, how courses overlap and differ within the minor, how they relate to the student’s major, and how the skills and knowledge acquired in the minor can enhance opportunities as a student prepares for graduate school and/or the job market.



Joanne Diaz - Isaac Funk Endowed Professor of English

Department - English