Within the UCI School of Humanities, there are a number of ways to engage with Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander scholarship, events and initiatives. We are home to the Department of East Asian Studies, where you can major or minor in East Asian studies, Chinese studies, Japanese language and literature, and Korean literature and culture, and minor in Asian studies and Japanese studies. We also house the Department of Asian American Studies, where you can major or minor in Asian American studies. Our Center for Critical Korean Studies is a hub for research and programming around the study of Korean subjects across disciplinary boundaries.
Meet 10 graduating humanities students and the school's commencement speaker.
In the environmental humanities, we bridge the traditional divide between the sciences and humanities to look holistically at the past and present’s environmental problems.
Sometimes, it’s as simple as being the voice at the table to ask, “Good for whom?” and “At whose expense?”
The UCI School of Humanities offers a wide variety of interdisciplinary scholarship and community outreach opportunities within the realm of Hispanic/Latinx studies.
In both Spanish and English, explore the multitude of ways scholars, students and alumni engage with this diverse, burgeoning field.
“Humanities: It’s Time" is an outdoor museum that reflects how humans across cultures, geography and time have responded to social conflict and change with innovative literature, film, architecture, social movements, and industries that influence the course of history.
Humanities scholars open pathways to new knowledge. At the UCI School of Humanities, faculty and students cross disciplines to study the rich archives of the human experience and envision a better tomorrow.
It's time for a transformative expansion of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California, Irvine. We seek to build one of the top destinations in the country for graduate students in Jewish Studies; to reach far beyond the university campus with innovative outreach programs; and to establish UCI as a strategic partner for scholars of Jewish Studies in Israel.
The UCI School of Humanities serves as a hub for LGBTQ+ scholarship. In addition to a major and minor in gender and sexuality studies as well as a queer studies minor, students across campus learn about LGBTQ+ issues in a wide range of fields such as film, history, literature, art history, philosophy and ethnic studies classes.