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Arts & Humanities

The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is home to a wide range of exciting scholarly activity and discovery. The arts and humanities in USC Dornsife span a wide spectrum of majors, including art history, classics, comparative literature and creative writing in addition to French, Italian, Slavic Languages and Literature, Spanish and Portuguese, and East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Important centers and institutes reside within USC Dornsife that focus on the arts and humanities and include USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, the East Asian Studies Center, the Korean Studies Institute, and the Institute of Modern Russian Culture.

The USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education vividly demonstrates the importance of the humanities within USC Dornsife with the Institute's mission of overcoming prejudice, intolerance and bigotry and the human suffering they cause.

Beyond the great work in individual departments, USC Dornsife also offers interdisciplinary graduate programs of relevance, including the Visual Studies Graduate Certificate. Graduate students within the college conduct research in prestigious organizations such as the J.P. Getty Museum. Please view this video highlighting graduate student Jody Valentine's research at the Getty.

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