Department of Humanities

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At JU, the interdisciplinary Humanities program is all about making connections. Students learn how they, as individuals, connect with their own culture as well as other cultural traditions. JU offers a multidisciplinary program in humanities which incorporates a broad range of courses in interdisciplinary humanities, the fine arts, literature, languages, the social sciences, philosophy, and reli​​gion. Students develop critical thinking skills as they examine the aesthetic, intellectual, religious, social, and political worlds we live in, with relation to different times, places, and people.

Humanities professors at JU know how to connect with students, too. In small class settings, students are encouraged to explore, question, and analyze. Service-learning, internships, and study abroad opportunities also connect students to real-world experiences and provide invaluable lessons for life.

  • The Humanities major provides a strong liberal arts education, which is the foundation for success in a number of fields ranging from law, education, and journalism to medicine and the corporate realm.
  • All Humanities courses meet the requirements of the Core Curriculum. Note: ENGL 103 and a course fulfilling the English/literature core curriculum requirement are prerequisites for all HUM-prefix courses.
  • Study abroad and domestic travel-based courses are periodically offered during spring and/or summer terms. Past offerings have involved travel-based study in locations such as England, Italy & Greece, Austria, Switzerland & Germany, and New York City.

Contact Us

For additional information, call or e-mail us:

Dr. Carole C. Barnett

Professor of Humanities

Dr. Joana Owens

Professor of Humanities

Department of Humanities

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Department of Humanities

Office location

Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Office hours

Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Telephone number

(904) 256-7102

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