The Humanities at Redlands

The College of Arts and Sciences

Turning knowledge into meaning

Why study the humanities at Redlands? The Humanities examines the written, historical and artistic record of humankind to determine how meaning is constructed and communicated within and across nations, epochs, and generations. Through the rigorous interrogation of texts and images, Humanists not only formulate new knowledge, but explore the questions of how knowledge can and should be practiced in our collective best interest.

Small class sizes promote student-faculty collaboration.

“Small class sizes are key in the humanities; students and professors can develop a personal connection,” says History Professor Matthew Raffety.

Combine the humanities with other interests

Collaboration is common across departments and within coursework. “Cross-disciplinary studies are encouraged,” says Religious Studies Professor Lilian Larsen. "For example, I’ve had students bring together their interests in the humanities and business."

Academic Disciplines

Related Areas of Interest

Humanities in the News

Spearheaded by U of R Professors Heather King and Youna Kwak, Plague Stories aims to help make sense of pandemic life. (Photo by Coco McKown '04, '10)
Project aims to collect and tell pandemic stories

Spearheaded by U of R Professors Heather King and Youna Kwak, Plague Stories aims to help make sense of pandemic life.

“The small classes and teaching at Redlands helped me gain the confidence and skills to thrive at Harvard,” says Jessica Moore Strysko ’09 (left), who met her husband, Tim Strysko ’09 (right), in a U of R religious studies class. (Photo by William Vasta)
‘Expression of gratitude’

When Tim Strysko ’09 and Jessica Moore Strysko ’09 began a Christian Scriptures class in the Meditation Room as students, they recognized each other as kindred spirits.