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The Institute of Arts and Humanities (IAH) emphasizes the value of interdisciplinary thinking in addressing the needs of a complex world. We house 15 academic programs in regional, ethnic, and thematic studies. IAH programs equip students to analyze and speak about the past, present, and future with creativity and insight.

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Undergraduate programs

Offering 14 undergraduate majors and minors, the Institute of Arts and Humanities challenges students to build logical arguments, make and justify ethical choices, and communicate those arguments and choices effectively.

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California Humanities Grant for Community Conversations

The University of California San Diego Institute of Arts and Humanities received a two year, $10,000 Humanities for All Project Grant to support eight public forums that explore how the arts and humanities can inform discussion about important challenges facing citizens today.

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Language Faculty Spotlight: Yuko Tipton

The Institute of Arts and Humanities oversees the Chinese, Japanese, and Hebrew language programs at UC San Diego. The language faculty that teach our courses are a valued part of the diverse Institute of Arts and Humanities community.

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