Humanities 1 & 2

Welcome to Humanities 1 and 2!

Global Humanities I and II is a two-term sequence in the fall and winter term that introduces first-year students to the interdisciplinary richness of the humanities. Through an exploration of compelling texts, films, paintings, and other artworks that speak to key moments in global culture, students are invited to learn about the stories, images, and ideas that shape and reshape our world. Weekly lectures are paired with small, lively discussion sections in which students work with professors and peers to hone their analytical and writing skills. The theme for fall 2024 is, “(In)Equalities” and the theme for winter 2025 is “Longing and Belonging.” You can see a preliminary list of works to be taught here.  

Humanities 1 satisfies the Writing 5 requirement. Global Humanities 2 is a continuation of Humanities 1. Humanities 2 satisfies the First Year Seminar requirement.

The student experience

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The Humanities at Dartmouth

The humanities sequence is hosted by The Leslie Center for the Humanities. The Leslie Center provides support to the humanities at Dartmouth through colloquia, seminars, symposia, and conferences, as well as activities for students, faculty and visitors.