The Art of Being Human

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Welcome to L&S Arts and Humanities

From ancient times to the present day, people around the globe have raised fundamental questions about life through the arts, literature and philosophy. In the Arts & Humanities Division, faculty and students explore the human experience across an exceptionally broad range of subjects. 

Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California

Janet Napolitano: We Are the Humanities

“Knowledge and appreciation of the humanities helps contribute to good citizenship.”

Jerry Brown, California governor and UC Berkeley Humanities alumnus

Governor Jerry Brown: We Are the Humanities

The humanities are ways or windows into what it is to be human.