For New Students

The Humanities program brings together first-year students with professors from many of Davidson's academic departments, including art, classics, English, German, history, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, and religion.

These professors agree that no single discipline can respond fully to long-debated and still-urgent questions:

  • How have humans negotiated the competing demands of individual and community?
  • How have artists and writers represented the divine?
  • How have humans understood their place in the natural environment?
  • How have humans used stories to explain their world, to define communities, and to transmit values?