Twenty-first-century society requires ever more intellectually nimble people, who can think critically, apply knowledge in a variety of new and unforeseen circumstances, and express themselves articulately in step with an ever-changing world. Globalization challenges us to understand different perspectives. Technology makes unprecedented amounts of information available in a few keystrokes. Humanities are what help us reflect, question and contextualize it all to find meaning and shape the future.

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