Why do humanities matter?
The humanities — history, philosophy, languages and so on —shape the way we engage our world as citizens. By examining the cultural, historical, philosophical, linguistic and artistic dimensions of human experience, the humanities help us to understand the diversity and complexity of our world. As distances shrink and global competition mounts, the humanities bridge cultures, engendering new relationships.
Through improved understanding of others, University of Toronto students and scholars are helping to fight racism, work for peace, promote environmental sustainability, and better understand what makes us tick.
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