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. Please use this website to explore our academic offerings.
The Art of Being Human
Background image: Images of Penelope, Buddha, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Gandhi, Maya Angelou
Welcome to L&S Arts and Humanities
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California
“Knowledge and appreciation of the humanities helps contribute to good citizenship.”
Jerry Brown, California governor and UC Berkeley Humanities alumnus
"The humanities are ways or windows into what it is to be human.”