Humanities 1 (Fall term, Dialogues with the Classics) and Humanities 2 (Winter term, Presenting the Past) form a two-term sequence designed to introduce first-year students to the subject matter and intellectual perspectives of the humanities.
Students engage with professors and each other in small and intense discussion sections, and meet regularly with professors for individual writing conferences. Faculty from several humanities departments (e.g., French, Music, Classics, and Asian Studies) also lecture from week to week on texts from many historical periods, national traditions, and literary genres.
Humanities 1 and 2 draw students who love reading, who enjoy immersing themselves in books that have profoundly influenced human culture from the ancient world onwards, and who are not daunted by intellectual challenge.
The Humanities sequence lays an excellent foundation for further study in departments across the humanities and social sciences, from religion to anthropology and from art history to government.
Completing Humanities 1 satisfies the Writing 5 requirement; completing Humanities 2 fulfills the First-Year Seminar requirement.
Admission to the Humanities sequence is by application only.
Students interested in taking Humanities 1 and 2 must apply for admission into the sequence by August 1. Accepted students will be notified by email in mid-August.
For further information on how to apply, please see www.dartmouth.edu/~hums1-2/.
Last Updated: 4/1/16