What are the Humanities?

The humanities refer to a range of disciplines that analyse the human experience and the natural world, and that encourage creativity, communication and critical thinking.

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Traditionally, the humanities have spanned disciplines relating to the arts, social sciences and languages, but at Curtin, the focus is more widespread. From animation and game design to journalism, architecture to education – Curtin’s range of humanities courses means you can find the one that’s right for you.

Each course is supported by one of three schools within the Faculty of Humanities:

““Jobs of the future will demand 70% more transferable skills than jobs of the past.””

The New Basics report by the Foundation for Young Australians