New research-based major in the Humanities

There has never been a better time for students interested in humanistic research in the College. A new major has been added to the College’s growing offerings for programs of study: Inquiry and Research in the Humanities (IRHUM). 

IRHUM is intended to introduce students to the techniques, tools and practices of humanistic research and thereby prepare them to conduct advanced research projects under the mentorship of experienced faculty. 

While scientific research has traditionally been incorporated into UChicago’s programs for undergraduate students, opportunities for humanistic research have been harder to find. Recognizing a desire among humanities students to work more closely with established professors in their fields, the College adapted a former major called Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, giving it a more structured curriculum and increased support for mentored research experiences. Read the full story here:

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