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Jules Odendahl-JamesDirector of Academic Engagement - Arts & Humanities

Dr. Jules Odendahl-James is an expert advisor in humanities research, course work and outlets for artistic expression. She works with students of all majors and class years.

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Humanities at Duke

The numerous ways to explore the arts and humanities at Duke include choosing a humanities major, taking individual courses, engaging in mentored research and participating in humanities-focused or interdisciplinary co-curricular programs. Humanities engagement on campus is facilitated by departments and programs offering majors, minors and courses; centers, institutes and programs offering certificates and interdisciplinary units providing many other opportunities.

Whether or not you are majoring or plan to major in the arts and humanities, you can include courses from these departments and programs in your semester schedule. The Trinity College website offers descriptions of the humanities and arts departments and programs and links to further information on all of Trinity's majors and minors and languages.

African & African American Studies

Major Minor
African & African American Studies

African & African American Studies

Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Majors Minors
Art History
Visual & Media Studies
Visual Arts

Art History
Visual Arts
Visual & Media Studies

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Majors Minors Languages
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Arabic
Chinese
Hebrew
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Persian
Sanskrit
Tibetan

Classical Studies

Majors Minors Languages
Classical Civilization
Classical Language
Classical Archaeology
Classical Civilization
Greek
Latin
Greek
Latin

Cultural Anthropology

Major Minor
Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

Dance

Major Minor
Dance

Dance

English

Major Minors
English

Creative Writing
English

Germanic Languages & Literature

Major Minor Language
German German German

History

Major Minor
History

History

 

Literature

Major Minor
Global Cultural Studies

Global Cultural Studies

Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Major Minor
Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Music

Major Minor
Music

Music

Philosophy

Major Minor
Philosophy

Philosophy

Religious Studies

Major Minor
Religious Studies

Religous Studies

Romance Studies

Majors Minors Languages
Brazilian & Portugese Studies
French Studies
Italian Studies
Romance Studies
Spanish & Latin American Studies
French Studies
Italian Studies
Spanish Studies
Creole
French
Italian
Quecha*
Portugese
Spanish
*occasionally offered

Slavic & Eurasian Studies

Majors Minors Languages

Russian
Slavic & Eurasian Studies

Polish Culture & Language
Russian Culture & Language
Russian Literature in Translation
Turkish Culture

Balto-Finnic*
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian*
Czech*

Georgian*
Hungarian*
Polish
Romanian*
Russian
Turkish
Ukrainian*
Uzbek*
*occasionally offered

Theater Studies

Major Minor
Theater Studies

Theater Studies

Women's Studies

Major Minor
Women's Studies

Women's Studies

Several of Duke's interdisciplinary certificate programs feature an arts or humanities focus. Visit the Trinity College website for descriptions of all its certificate programs.

Arts of the Moving Image

Certificate
Arts of the Moving Image

Asian/Pacific Studies Institute

Certificate
East Asian Studies

Center for Documentary Studies

Certificate
Documentary Studies

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Certificate
Latin American Studies

Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute

Assists students interested in writing human rights-related theses and in designing Program II majors related to human rights

Information Science & Information Studies

Certificate
Information Science & Information Studies

Jewish Studies

Certificate
Jewish Studies

Latino/a Studies in the Global South

Certificate
Latino/a Studies in the Global South

Marxism & Society

Certificate
Marxism & Society

Philosophy, Politics & Economics

Certificate
Philosophy, Politics & Economics

Exploration of the arts and humanities at Duke is not limited to the classroom. These interdisciplinary units span departments to complement courses with other opportunities for academic engagement in the humanities.

Humanities Writ Large

A five-year initiative undertaken with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Humanities Writ Large aims to redefine the role of the humanities in undergraduate education. In addition to supporting humanities advising, the initiative creates opportunities for undergraduate humanities research and connects disciplines via collaboration across emerging humanities networks. Humanities Writ Large also supports the humanities labs of the Franklin Humanities Institute, the pSearch preorientation program and the appointments of visiting and bridge faculty in the humanities.
 

Franklin Humanities Institute

Through an array of innovative programs, the Franklin Humanities Institute seeks to encourage the conversations, partnerships and collaborations that continually stimulate creative and fresh humanistic research, writing and teaching at Duke. FHI facilitates the humanities labs, aimed at engaging undergraduates in advanced research alongside faculty and graduate student mentors and collaborators. FHI also enriches the study of the humanities at Duke through lectures, seminars and other programs and by bringing outside humanities scholars to campus for short-term residencies.
 

Career Center

The Career Center is your place to explore job and internship interests, including those in the arts and humanities. You can call (919) 660-1050 to schedule a career-counseling appointment with the Career Center’s counselor specializing in arts, entertainment and media, and you can search Duke's Career Connectionsdatabase for local arts internships.