The Humanities are the Difference.

The humanities inspire profound and challenging conversations about current issues of importance while holding the world of today in healthy historical perspective. Recent innovations on campus expand the reach of the humanities into digital scholarship (like electronic archives, e-notated editions, and the Mellon Blended Learning Initiative) and extend its visibility into a broad range of public venues (like into a broad range of public venues (like online journals).

In humanities courses, Wellesley students learn to think both critically and creatively, and to write with energy, precision, and cogency. These rapidly changing times require ever-more-refined communications skills, as well as an ongoing attentiveness to the aesthetic and cultural practices that the humanities uniquely provide. It is no surprise that Wellesley humanities graduates go on to succeed across a wide range of fields—as writers, lawyers, business consultants, diplomats, teachers, scholars, and involved citizens.