Humanities for everyone

Why an education in the humanities? Literature and the arts broaden our understanding of who we are. In them we recognize what we hold in common—our nature, our past, and our purpose. They situate us in the world and deepen our sympathy for the life we share. Through the wisdom they cultivate, our intellectual, moral and spiritual freedom expands: To know what is true, to order our lives by what is best, to love our neighbors and serve the common good, to have confidence in our past, and hope for our future—all these are illuminated and strengthened by an exceptional education in the humanities.