Why do the Humanities matter today?
The Humanities ask—and answer—the big questions about our lives. Studying the Humanities will help you develop the critical thinking and communication skills that are crucial to meaningful employment, active citizenship, and healthy relationships.
Research backs us up on this: it shows that young people who pursue studies in the Humanities have a broad and flexible skill set, allowing them to confront the unpredictable future with creativity, ingenuity, and resilience.
The Humanities encourage us to examine works of art, literature, philosophy, and political science (among others!) to assist us as we try to understand and improve our world and ourselves.
“I can say with absolute confidence that this has been one of the most life-changing experiences I have yet enjoyed.”
We have assembled a lively team of scholars, authors, artists, legal experts, and advocates who will share their expertise with you and help you wrestle with the ideas and issues that inform our understanding of migration.
“The HYP lectures were awesome...”
The University of King’s College is the oldest chartered university in the country, with a long and storied tradition of scholarship and education in the Humanities, as well as a vibrant partnership with our neighours at Dalhousie University. You’ll be warmly welcomed by faculty and students alike, as we pride ourselves on a collegial and collaborative learning environment. HYP will allow you to discover some of the joys of university life: you’ll stay in residence, work with upper-year students, and meet fellow HYPsters from across the country.
“I created so many memories with so many new friends that I still keep in contact today! My HYP experience is something I will remember forever.”
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