Humanities is the integrated study of history, literature, language, philosophy, the visual arts, theater, dance, and music according to culture, place, and time.
Humanities is the study of that which makes us human: what we think, how we feel, how we look at the world around us, why we act the way we do, and most of all, our ability to create.
The study of Humanities has three major goals:
HU1: Human Nature: The interrelationship of the physical, psychological, social, aesthetic, and spiritual aspects of humankind. Studying Human Nature will allow the student to better understand what makes humans unique, thinking, feeling beings.
HU2: Human Roles and Behavior: The direction and volition in which humans explore, think, lead, and create. The roles and behaviors of the group, individual leaders, and heroes are examined.
HU3: Human Ideals: The phenomenon that humans seek perfection, however unattainable. The urge to achieve harmony through the pursuit of truth, love, justice, and beauty exists in all societies and is manifested in their art and artifacts.
HU4: History and Culture: Incorporated as essential elements within Human Nature, Human Roles and Behavior, and Human Ideals, as defined by culture, place, and time.
HU5: Characteristics and Merits of Work: Critical thinking, which reflects upon and analyzes the attributes of creative works.
HU6: Connections to Other Disciplines: Making connections between the Humanities and all other disciplines.
HU7: Technology Integration: The exploration, appreciation, and analysis of the relationships between the Humanities and technology.
DoDEA Humanities Coordinator
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria VA 22350-1400