Undergraduate Studies

A collage of different cultural aspects, including food, art, photography, politics, music and literature

Comparative Humanities facilitates the discovery, synthesis and application of ideas across disciplines. The department serves as an umbrella for collaborative efforts among the disciplines by offering a Bachelor of Arts (BA) program including interdisciplinary humanities courses that encourage students to examine texts, creative expression and ideas within a cultural context. Students also explore the implication of their studies by learning to shape their own perceptions, ideas and values.

The Department of Comparative Humanities main office is located in the Bingham Humanities Building in Room 303. If you have any questions about the Department of Comparative Humanities or our program offerings, feel free to drop by, or contact us at (502) 852-6805.

Program Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor

If you would like to request a faculty advisor or find a mentor, please email Dr. Natalie Polzer, Director of Undergraduate Studies.

The Farley Scholarship in Comparative Humanities

Majors in Comparative Humanities are encouraged to apply for the Farley Scholarship, a $1,000 award designed to recognize and encourage the study of the humanities amongst undergraduate Kentucky residents who are studying at the University of Louisville! Fall applications are due by November 15, and spring applications are due by March 15.

To learn more about the Farley Scholarship and to apply, download the application form.