What is Humanities?

What is Humanities?
 
Humanities studies human culture. In humanities lessons you may learn about people in the world around you by studying the philosophy, religion, history, environment and socio-economic setting of different cultures of the world. Humanities include history, archaeology, anthropology, area studies and communication studies.   Humanities teach us how people have created their world, and how they in turn are created by it.”
Why study Humanities?
 
  1. Humanities help us understand others through their languages, histories and cultures.
  2. It fosters social justice and equality.
  3. And it reveals how people have tried to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of the world.
  4. Humanities teach empathy.
  5. It teaches us to deal critically and logically with subjective, complex, imperfect information.
  6. And it teaches us to weigh evidence skeptically and consider more than one side of every question.
  7. Humanities students build skills in writing and critical reading.
  8. Humanities encourage us to think creatively. They teach us to reason about being human and to ask questions about our world.
  9. Humanities develop informed and critical citizens.