Arts & Humanities

Broadly conceived, the humanities disciplines use historical, philosophical, and artistic approaches to study the human condition in all its facets. Humanistic and artist knowledge plays a crucial part in the education of the individual; the pursuit, creation, and theorization of meaning; and qualitative analyses of social systems and cultural practices. The Disciplinary DAE for the Arts & Humanities is Dr. Jules Odendahl-James, both a scholar and a practitioner (theater director, dramaturg). She can discuss your interests in the fields listed below at both theoretical and applied levels. Whether you are searching for how to integrate your interests across fields, maximize opportunities in separate and time-intensive interests, find research mentors, develop your own portfolios, or strategize about how best to represent your unique Duke journey, an appointment with Dr. OJ can provide clarity, spur more productive questions, and leave you with a specific to-do list that makes next steps more tangible.

Departments and Majors Videos and Links  

Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Art History
Art History: Architecture
Art History: Museum Theory & Practice
Art History & Visual Arts
Visual Arts
Visual &Media Studies
Visual & Media Studies: Cinematic Arts
IDM: Computational Media

Video - Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Major and Minor Reqs

Advising Info

Questions? Contact Shambhavi Kaul or Shelia Dillon.

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES)

Video - Arabic Language Program

Video - Chinese Language Program

Video - Hebrew Language Program

Video - Hindi Language Program

Video - Japanese Language Program

Video - Korean Language Program

Video - Persian Language Program

Video - Turkish Language Program

Video - Dr. Bardawil

Advising Info

Major and Minor Reqs

Questions? Contact the DUS

 

Classical Studies

Classical Civilization: Ancient History, Archaeology, Lit and Culture
Classical Languages: Greek and Latin
IDM: Ancient Religions & Society

Video - Classical Studies

Major and Minor Reqs

Misc Info/ Resources

Questions? Contact the DUS

Dance Program

Video - Welcome to the Dance Program

Video - Why I Major in Dance

Video - Professor Sarah Wilbur

Video - Professor Thomas DeFrantz

Misc Info/ Resources

Major and Minor Reqs

Questions? Contact Iyun Harrison

 

English

Video - English Major and Minors

Major and Minor Reqs

Questions? Contact the DUS or Michelle Dove

Student Ambassadors

Misc Info/ Resources

German Studies

Major and Minor Reqs

Questions? Contact Kata Gellen

Why Study German?

Interdepartmental Major (IDM)

Self created IDMs

Department Created IDMs:
Ancient Religions & Society
Computational Media

Video - IDMs

Learn about the Process

 
Literature Program/Global Cultural Studies

Major and Minor Reqs

Questions? Contact the DUS

How GSC is Different

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Major and Minor Reqs

Advising

What Can You do With a MedRen Major?

Questions? Contact the DUS

Music

Video - The Music Major

Major and Minor Reqs

Advising Info

Questions? Contact the DUS

Philosophy

Major and Minor Reqs

Questions? Contact the DUS

Why Philosophy?

Program II

Video - Hear from a Student

Program Requirements

FAQ

Questions? Contact Tyrice Rogers

Religious Studies

Ancient Religions & Society

Major , minor, and IDM Reqs

Questions? Contact the DUS

Advising Info

Romance Studies

Brazilian and Global Portuguese Studies
French and Francophone Studies
Italian & European Studies
Spanish, Latin American, and Latino/a Studies
Romance Studies

Video - Romance Studies Majors (Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese)

Major Requirements

Misc Info/ Resources

Questions? Contact the DUSs

Slavic & Eurasian Studies

Russian
Slavic and Eurasian Studies (SES)

Major and Minor Reqs

Questions? Contact the DUS

Advising Info

Theater Studies

Video - Why Theater Studies at Duke?

Major and Minor Reqs

Academics/ General Info

Questions? Contact Darren Gobert