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Larry D. Carver, Director CLA 2.104, Mailcode G6210, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3458

About the Major

Interested in designing your own major?

Want to challenge yourself with academic honors?

The Humanities Program offers motivated and curious students the opportunity to develop a unique major around a specific research interest or idea.  As an interdisciplinary degree, students have the ability to pull together courses from across the university and connect them under an overarching theme.

Because of the flexibility of this major, students study a wide range of topics that go beyond traditional disciplines associated with Humanities, such as arts and literature.  While Liberal Arts classes provide the foundation for the Humanities major, many students integrate courses from other colleges. Recent Humanities contracts have included topics such as “Women’s Roles in Globalized Medicine”, “Human Rights”, “Children’s Visual Media”, and “Game Theory”.

As honors students, Humanities majors are engaged in research.   This unique major culminates in a required honors thesis written during the senior year.  The thesis allows students to design a project, conduct in-depth research, and work closely with a faculty supervisor.

While Humanities students’ unique majors set them apart, they come together by joining a small, close-knit community within the Liberal Arts Honors Office.  The many benefits of the program include individualized advising from the program Director and Academic Adviser, eligibility to apply for LAH scholarships, and access to the LAH computer lab and commons room.


Ruby Willmann and Juliette Seive Featured in Life & Letters

Ruby Willmann, right; Juliette Seive, bottom left; Braydon Jones (Government/LAH), top left.
Two Senior Humanities majors highlighted for Honors Day 2015

Claire Smith Elected Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Texan

Claire is a LAH student majoring in History and Humanities. Her Humanities contract is "Culture of Conflict: Human Rights and Ethics in Contemporary Middle East Civil Rights."

Congratulations to Jeffrey Saeling, Recipient of the Wise Wanderer Scholarship

Jeffrey will travel through southern Japan this summer, studying Japanese cultural traditions.


Mon • Aug 24

August Bike Rides and Walks

LAH Office in CLA
10:00 AM

Tue • Aug 25

Welcome Back Luncheon

Texas Union Ballroom
11:30 AM
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