• International Letters and Cultures

    The study of other languages and cultures has always been one of the most rewarding of human activities. However, in today’s increasingly global environment, intercultural and interdisciplinary communication and knowledge have unprecedented value. Read more

  • Department of English

    Department of English's mission is to study, create, and teach spoken, written, visual and digital communication practices and texts of every sort, ranging from the imaginative to those functioning in civic, social, personal, academic and professional communities, and to mentor others to do likewise. Read more

  • School of Social Transformation

    The School of Social Transformation is a transdisciplinary collective of programs offering degrees and certificates in African and African American studies, Asian Pacific American studies, social and cultural pedagogy, justice and social inquiry, women and gender studies. Read more

  • Center for Imagination in the Borderlands

    The Center for Imagination in the Borderlands aims to spark inquiry, action and reimagine what America’s borderlands can be. It is part of the humanities division of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU. Read more

Humanities at ASU: The human adventure across time and place

The humanities study the past and present of diverse cultures in order to create a more just and humane future. Languages, literature, history, philosophy, film and media, linguistics, and creative writing are just some of the disciplines the humanities encompass.

Arizona State University students and scholars, from the first-year student setting foot on campus for the first time to the distinguished faculty member with worldwide eminence, come together in and out of the classroom to understand our world and to create new knowledge about the peoples and cultures inhabiting the Earth. The humanities flourish within varied academic programs at the university, from the life sciences, law, media, arts and engineering to ASU’s distinguished humanities departments, schools and research centers.

Come see some of what humanists@ASU do and the transdisciplinary research, education and community service that underpins ASU — a New American University.