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, an award designed to recognize and encourage the study of the humanities amongst undergraduate Kentucky residents who are studying at the University of Louisville! Please note that for Spring 2021, the award amount has been increased to $3,000–$5,000.
The Spring application is April 1, 2021. Recipients will be announced in early April.
To learn more about the Farley Scholarship and to apply, download the application form.