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The Northwood Humanities program is a foundational element of each student’s academic experience. All students are required to take multiple credits in humanities courses each year of their Northwood career. 

In addition to the rigorous study of history and literature, the Northwood Humanities program offers unique multidisciplinary opportunities built out of a response to real-world events and questions relevant to the lives of our community.  Courses in the Humanities program draw on modes of thinking and engaging with our world derived from the traditions of philosophy, psychology, anthropology, politics, economics, geography, religion, music, poetry, and art. 

This fall, Northwood will launch a civics course Democracy in America: 2020 Election.  The upcoming U.S. presidential election serves as the driving content for a trimester-long course. This distinctive course will be co-taught by multiple Northwood faculty members as well as guest speakers from a wide range of areas of expertise, including politics, media studies, history, economics, rhetoric, activism, etc. in order to bring students a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the functioning of the American election process, the factors which affect it and the long-term implications of exercising your right to vote. 

Multiple honors and AP-level courses are also offered throughout the disciplines in the Humanities department including the Advanced Humanities Research Program.