● The humanities help us understand others through their languages, histories and cultures.
● They foster social justice and equality.
● And they reveal how people have tried to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of the world.
● The humanities teach empathy.
● They teach us to deal critically and logically with subjective, complex, imperfect information.
● And they teach us to weigh evidence skeptically and consider more than one side of every question.
● Humanities students build skills in writing and critical reading.
● The humanities encourage us to think creatively. They teach us to reason about being human with humanity.
● The humanities develop informed and critical citizens. Without the humanities, democracy could not flourish.