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Humanities

Research in the humanities encompasses a diverse mixture of disciplines that includes ethnic, culture, and gender studies, philosophy and religious studies, foreign languages, English language and literature, and history. These disciplines encompass the heart of the liberal arts experience for students at Vanderbilt. 

By researching the humanities, you may come to understand profound insights about how the world works, how to make it better, and how to live a meaningful life. 

Students are strongly encouraged to find faculty mentors who can help focus and clarify research questions, review literature, and focus and guide the writing process. Many of the majors in the humanities also offer honors and senior seminar opportunities for independent research, as well as opportunities to publish or present at conferences for, especially committed students. Students in the Humanities also regularly apply to conduct summer research through VUSRP and apply for outside research opportunities through the Office of Honor Scholarships. These are great options for Immersion Vanderbilt projects as well. 

Students interested in research in the humanities should consult the research resources page of Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science.