Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities


In the absence of restrictive course requirements, but in close concert with a faculty advisor, our Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities program allows you to explore a multidisciplinary connection that draws from a thoughtful combination of courses in history, philosophy, literature, political science, art history, religion and the modern languages. The program culminates with a capstone project. Past projects have examined the history of women and blacksmithing in New England, the history and significance of tattoos, the music of social change, and representations of culture and identity in Argentine films. But there are a limitless number of connections you might make between disciplines.

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship, or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member. You should consult with your major advisor or department chair for specific criteria and requirements. 

Pre-Law Emphasis

If you are considering law school after you graduate, you should consult with faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy to design an appropriate course of study. The Pre-Law Emphasis ensures that you develop a foundation in the humanities that will prepare you for law school and success in the legal profession.

Global Opportunities

The social and cultural experience of studying overseas can contribute immensely to your education in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities. UNE's Global Education Program provides semester-long study abroad experiences in Tangier, Morocco and Seville, Spain that offer humanities courses that broaden your worldview and fulfill your College of Arts and Sciences core requirements.

Along with the semester programs, faculty-led short term immersion experiences are also available to you, including trips that allow you to complete your Citizenship credit in countries such as Brazil or the Dominican Republic. You are encouraged to apply for a Global Education scholarship when applying to these courses.



6:00 PM

Lecture Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series

How to Be an Epicurean

Catherine Wilson

Portland Campus

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