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Humanities Mission & Objectives



The School of Humanities comprises the branches of learning concerned with systems of thought based on the nature, dignity, interests, expressions, ideas and values of humankind. The academic and creative field of the Humanities owes much to the work of the ancient Egyptians, who laid the philosophical foundation later adopted and expanded upon by the ancient Greeks and other, later societies. The field of the humanities at Dillard University encompasses ancient philosophical foundations and modern modes of inquiry, such as computer- based research and interdisciplinary projects. The study of the Humanities emphasizes creativity and critical thinking skills, necessary attributes in academe and also in the workplace.



Increase students’ knowledge of the liberal arts


Empower students to compete in a global and technologically advanced society


Promote an awareness and understanding of the African and African American heritage


Encourage in students an attitude reflecting ethical and spiritual values


Prepare students to demonstrate interest in and commitment to improving the human condition


Prepare students for the rigors of graduate and professional schools


Enable students to demonstrate oral and written communication skills, via English Language Studies and the study of World Languages


Foster critical thinking and reading skills


Develop competence in the application of information technology











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