If you say you want to study the Arts, most people will have no problem understanding what you’re talking about. They know that your work could end up in museums or on the stage, and might include painting, sculpture, music, theater and dance.
But the Humanities are trickier to define, because a wide range of very different fields can all be gathered under this wide umbrella. According to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Humanities are “disciplines of memory and imagination, telling us where we have been and helping us envision where we are going.” A simpler way of saying it might be that the Humanities are the subjects that deal with what it means to be human and on the uniquely human
ways we experience the world.
Courses in the Arts and Humanities will give you a great foundation for a lot of different careers. Students who study these disciplines learn to think critically, to express themselves clearly, and to analyze new information. These qualities lead to a high degree of professional flexibility and
adaptability. Center High School has several options if you are interested in this endorsement!