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Global Humanities and Critical Thought

The global humanities and critical thought major invites students to explore the theoretical and philosophical frameworks that have shaped human considerations of being, self, otherness, nation, consciousness, meaning, and truth. Students will read works by writers from Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa.

The mission of the global humanities and critical thought major is to familiarize students with texts that represent a range of cultural, national, intellectual, and historical traditions and contexts. It also seeks to build students’ facility in speaking and writing critically and analytically about those traditions and the relationships between them. Electives in the major explore those literary, philosophical, historical, religious, and artistic practices and innovations that have shaped or been shaped by the philosophies and theories introduced in the core courses.

A major in global humanities and critical thought prepares students for any career in which critical thinking and analysis is required, from law to politics to media to business and management. The major is also wonderful preparation for graduate study in literature and languages, law, business, education, and fine arts. Global humanities and critical thought majors might also wish to consider minoring or double majoring in computer science, dance, French, history, music, religious studies, sociology, Spanish, or studio art.

Mills College’s innovative Bachelor’s-to-Master’s Accelerated Degree Programs allow you to earn a master’s degree in one additional year of study. Combining a master’s degree with a liberal arts undergraduate education prepares you for career success and increased options upon graduation. Mills students in this major should consider one of these options:
Business Management (MBA)
Teacher Education
Interdisciplinary Computer Science
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Last Updated: 6/22/17