Born of the liberal arts tradition, courses in the Human Sciences Minor at St. Jerome’s University confront the ‘Great Books’ of Western thought by inviting students to challenge their authors’ contentions in continuous discussion. Human Sciences courses deliver a distinctive and memorable university experience, while encouraging connections between various humanities and social science disciplines, including literature, philosophy, history, theology, sociology, psychology and political science.
Human Sciences endeavors to deliver a deeper, more engaged, more holistic view of what it is to be human, while providing an ideal university complement to technical, social science, and other professional specializations. Our courses consider the big questions: life, death, love, evil, truth, vengeance, justice, power, wisdom. They engage the big names, from Homer and Plato to Marx and Freud, including Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Descartes, Nietzsche, Eliot, and Camus, as well as Joyce, Austen, Heidegger, and Arendt.
Electives in the Minor are drawn from other University departments, including Philosophy, Sociology, Italian & French Studies, and Legal Studies.