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School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University
The School of Humanities

Through the Humanities, students not only deepen their understanding of themselves and their culture. They also become more open and appreciative of other cultures and traditions. The Humanities open doors.

The courses in the Humanities aim to provide students with a liberal humanistic education characterized by sapientia et eloquentia. This liberal humanistic education is delivered through courses designed to make students articulate and critical, imaginative and productive, rooted in their own culture yet open to other cultures, proactive in their global environment, and strongly committed to faith and justice.

The Humanities in the Core Curriculum

The heart of the Ateneo education is the core curriculum, largely made up of courses offered by the School of Humanities. The rich traditions in philosophy, faith, literature, language, arts and culture give this education its distinctive character.

The courses in philosophy bring students into contact with the primary texts of great philosophers from the classical times to the contemporary period. By posing personal, social, ethical and religious questions among students, the courses develop habits of philosophical reflection.

Courses in theology offer students a unified, constructive, firmly articulated vision of life grounded in the Christian faith. Immersed in the rich sources of theological wisdom and scholarship, they develop a thinking faith and are led to respond to the call for moral transformation and spiritual renewal.

The study of literature starts students on their journey in the creative life. Students deepen their understanding of themselves and their world by reading literary texts – local and global, classical and contemporary -- taught from a multicultural perspective.

The courses in Filipino, English and a foreign language teach students to think critically and communicate effectively.

News and Events
  • Lecture Series: "The Third Golden Age?: The New Wave Filipino Indie Film, 1999-2012"
    Date posted: 14-Nov-12

    The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies invites you to "The New Wave Indie Film: History, Production, Aesthetics, Politics,"  a lecture by Dr. Nicanor G. Tiongson, on November 14,2012,Wednesday,  430-730, at SEC C 201 Lecture Hall 3. The lecture is the first ... (More)
  • Coroza Translates Two Children's Books
    Date posted: 31-Oct-12

    Let's congratulate Dr. Michael Coroza, Associate Professor, Department of Filipino, for his translation into Filipino of two children's books (in full enticing colors) on regional Philippine myths as retold by Felice Sta. Maria. Naging Manlililok si Wigan Isang mitong Ifugaw mula sa hilagang kab (More)
  • New Cardinal an ADMU Philo Major
    Date posted: 25-Oct-12

    Prayers and best wishes to the new Cardinal, Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Tagle! We are proud to have been part of his historicity. ***** From Inquirer.net In the Know: Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle, 55, took over the Archdiocese of Manila from Gaudencio ... (More)
  • Theology Refresher Course, 20-21 October 2012
    Date posted: 03-Oct-12

    UPDATE (10 October 2012, 5:36pm) We would like to thank you for your interest in the refresher course.  We regret to inform you however that we have reached the maximum number and cannot accommodate any more participants.  Should you wish to be informed of our future activities, works (More)
  • BFA ID senior wins 2nd Prize - Maningning Miclat Art Competition 2012
    Date posted: 01-Oct-12

    Congratulations, ALFRED BENEDICT C. MARASIGAN, one of our graduating students in the BFA Information Design Program, for winning 2nd prize in the 5th Maningning Miclat Art Competition 2012 <http://www.maningning.com/announcements.htm> held in Sining Kamalig, Ali Mall, Cubao, Quezon City on 27 ... (More)