Religion, language, communication, education, political ideologies and social norms like marriage and family structure, as well as economic systems such capitalism and socialism and housing/architecture styles have all contributed to the current culture. Additionally, certain philosophical concepts such as existentialism or utilitarianism impact our daily lives by influencing our decisions on what constitutes “the greater good” or how one should approach life’s big questions. Classic texts from long ago still have resonance with us, which allows us to gain an insight into the different thinking and relationships of people throughout history.
Humanities studies allow us to examine how cultures are formed through time, by looking at their tradition and the ideas which influence them positively or negatively. Humanities education can broaden your perspective and honor the unique experiences of cultures around the world.