Humanities and Fine Arts

Human beings strive to understand and explain our material, natural, intellectual, creative, and spiritual worlds. Exploring what it means to be human is the domain of the humanities and arts, consisting of the disciplines of English, fine and performing arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, and religious studies.

An education in the humanities and fine arts allows you to develop an appreciation of art and literature, examine the role of religion in civilization, understand the past and its relation to the present, contemplate the evolution of ideas, learn about other cultures and languages, and recognize that creativity is central to all human activity. You develop an ability to think critically, analyze complex issues, problem-solve, and write and speak effectively - essential skills in a wide range of professions in today's rapidly changing marketplace.


Upcoming events sponsored by
The Division of Humanities & Fine Arts

Annual Spring Student Art Exhibit

An eclectic mix of works by this semester's art students
Borgia Gallery
Opening Reception, April 1st at 12:15
Exhibit open April 1st - 17th

Leonard Speech Festival

Students compete for cash prizes for best speech about current "hot topics"
Alumnae Library Theatre
April 8th at 7pm

Poetry Reading

Readings by Arisa White & David Tomas Martinez
Alumnae Library
Monday, April 21st
Reception at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Art Senior Thesis Exhibit

by Alexsandra Quinones-Estrada '14
Borgia Gallery
Opening Reception, April 29th at 12:15
Exhibit Open April 29th through May 31st

For more information about these events, you may contact the division office at
413-265-2312 or


Humanities and Fine Arts
M. Cristina Canales, Ph.D.