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Subjects in Humanities

Humanities is a broad academic field under which students study various types of human interactions, using methods that are largely analytical, critical or exploratory. But Humanities Honor’s is an interdisciplinary major drawing from literature, foreign languages, history, philosophy, visual art and music along with a tactic for the study of cultural and intellectual history. Humanities contains something explicit to explore in itself. As it serves several disciplines where human beings and the society focus on different kinds of studies. Humanities is also referred to ‘Integrated Humanities’ which states this stream as the study of these humanities subjects:

  1. History
  2. Geography
  3. Religious Education
  4. Sociology
  5. Psychology
  6. Government and Politics
  7. Law

It is also regarded as the subject where many humanities courses are taught in lectures and seminars.Humanities Honors make the student pursue further graduation work in the humanity disciplines for teaching in public and private schools, government, technology, tourism and civil or foreign service. On the other hand thinking about the Humanities Department as a whole, it offers classes that expand students awareness to the human condition, thus the scope of humanities is huge.

This section deals with the different subjects and courses in Humanities and the  scope in humanities stream offered at the graduation and post graduation level.



Educational Structure in India

Humanities in India is taught at the school level as intermediate (10+2), College level as Bachelors and at the universities it’s taught to award Master degree and PhD. Apart from universities India has various institutes catering to any specific area of Humanities as well. Check out the career options for various subjects in humanities below:

School Level: Humanities in Intermediate level (10+2) is studied under Arts as a stream. Major subjects taught during intermediate are:

  • Political Science
  • Hindi (depending upon the board)
  • History
  • Geography
  • English
  • Sociology etc

Graduation: Your can opt for various arts and humanities courses after completing 12 Arts for your Bachelor's degree:

  • BA in English
  • BA in History and
  • BA in Political Science.

Post graduate level: You can pursue your Masters in Arts in any Humanities subject after you complete your bachelor's degree in social science or humanities. You can pursue your post-graduation in subjects like:

  • MA in English Literature
  • MA in Linguistics
  • MA in Political Science or
  • MA in Economics.


Research (M Phil &PhD) level: There are several Universities across India which offers several specialization to excel with your Humanities career after completion of your humanities college courses

For Courses in Arts, click here.

Major Humanities' Subjects

Top 10 Arts Colleges in India

The following is the list of top Arts colleges in India:

No. College
1 Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
2 Loyola College, Chennai
3 St. Stephen's College, Delhi
4 St.Xavier's College, Mumbai
5 St.Xavier's College, Kolkata
6 Presidency College, Kolkata
7 Fergusson College, Pune
8 Christ College, Bangalore
9 Stella Maris College, Chennai
10 Miranda House, Delhi

For the complete list of of Top Arts Colleges in India in different cities, click here.



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