humanities

humanities
noun the humanities subjects of study such as literature, history, philosophy etc

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Humanities — Der Begriff der Humanities ist eine im englischen Sprachraum verbreitete Wissenschaftskategorisierung. Er ist nicht mit dem Begriff der Humanwissenschaften identisch und umfasst jene Wissenschaften, die sich mit der Conditio Humana… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • humanities —    The liberal arts the non scientific branches of study, such as philosophy, history, literature, and the arts, that are concerned with human thought and culture. On the other hand, Wilhelm Dilthey (1833 1911, German historian, psychologist,… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • humanities — plural noun if higher education becomes any more driven by corporate objectives, the humanities will be grappling for survival Syn: arts, liberal arts, literature, philosophy; classics, classical studies, classical literature …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Humanities in the United States — refers to the study of humanities disciplines, such as literature, history, language, performing and visual arts or philosophy, in the United States of America.OverviewMany American colleges and universities believe in the notion of a broad… …   Wikipedia

  • Humanities College — Humanities Colleges were introduced as part of the Specialist Schools Programme in the United Kingdom. The system enables secondary schools to specialise in certain fields, in this case, humanities. Schools that successfully apply to the… …   Wikipedia

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