The Interdisciplinary Humanities M.A. and Ph.D. program offers individualized, research-based courses of study that explore cultures in both their local manifestations and in a global context. Coursework and reserach can incorporate anthropology, the arts, history, and language and literature. Students explore and apply the methods by which historians, literary scholars, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, scholars of cultural studies, and other humanists and social scientists examine societies and cultures. Thus the program exposes students to many humanities professions and trains students to engage the public.