The Department of Comparative Humanities offers an interdisciplinary, comparative, and globally oriented Master of Arts in Humanities.
One of the outstanding characteristics of the Department of Comparative Humanities is our commitment to a wide range of approaches to the study of the humanities. Interdisciplinary and interdepartmental study is encouraged. Our students pursue innovative interdisciplinary projects under the guidance of the faculty of the Department of Comparative Humanities and the faculty from other departments in the Humanities Division. The Humanities MA Program at UofL, in fact, serves as an umbrella for collaborative efforts among the disciplines and includes programs in religious studies, Jewish studies, film studies, and linguistics. The program also enjoys a unique relationship with other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and regularly collaborates with the Departments of Classical and Modern Languages, English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy, Pan-African Studies, Psychology, Theatre Arts, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
The MA program requires between 30 and 33 credit hours of coursework and can be completed in one and a half years, with a Directed Study Project as a final product, or in two years, with a final thesis. A part-time study option is also available for working students.