Humanities Mission Statement

“The Humanities Department at Fitchburg State University, comprised of Art, Music, Philosophy, and World Languages, dedicates itself to the mission of excellence in teaching and learning at Fitchburg State University through investigations of artistic, cultural and social contexts that inform contemporary global society.

The Humanities Department encourages inquiry and self-reflection by offering a practical and broadly based innovative curriculum that recognizes the increasingly porous boundaries between disciplines. The Humanities curriculum develops the student's capacity for cross-disciplinary reflection, promotes creative and critical thinking, and fosters an understanding of diverse viewpoints. It delivers a strong educational foundation that provides the student with essential skills needed for lifelong learning."