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. Mike Hagan.

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!

The Fall application deadline is November 15. Recipients will be announced in early December.

The Spring application deadline is March 15. Recipients will be announced in early April.

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

The Dr. Jim and Mitzie Wittliff Public History Internship

The Dr. Jim and Mitzie Wittliff Public History Internship will provide full in-state tuition to a student for two semesters, as well as a stipend for travel and/or course materials totaling a sum up to $434/semester ($6,750/ semester total).

The application deadline is January 15, 2024.

To learn more about the internship and to apply, click here.