Susan Marks


If you are fascinated by world cultures and religions, have read your favorite novel dozens of times, and are drawn to music, philosophy and the arts, then you may find that our Humanities Area of Concentration (AOC) is just the right fit for you. Combining study within a variety of disciplines, you will engage in critical and analytical study of primary works such as literature, historical documents, philosophical analysis and speculation, cultural artifacts and documentation, as well as critical engagement with secondary or scholarly approaches to these subjects and their fields.

You can declare Humanities itself as your AOC or you can pursue any of the AOCs listed below that fall within the Division of Humanities. However, graduation requirements will vary depending on your choice.  Your faculty advisor can help you determine the program that best matches your interests. Areas included within the Humanities at New College include: 

• Art
• Art History

• Chinese Language & Culture

• Classics

• English
• French Language & Literature

• German Studies 
• Literature

• Music

• Philosophy

• Religion

• Russian Language & Literature

• Spanish Language, Literature & Culture

As you can imagine in a program as far-reaching as the Humanities, the career paths chosen by our graduates are boundless. Many pursue graduate school to earn master's degrees, Ph.D.'s, J.D.'s and other advanced and professional degrees. And they go on to become teachers, writers, librarians, researchers, museum curators, international aid workers, photographers, web developers, consultants, entrepreneurs and lawyers. In short, they excel in any field where critical thinking, creativity, and advanced communication and analytic skills are valued.  

Brilliantly [U]nique. [U]niquely Brilliant.

As part of the State University System of Florida, New College of Florida is one of the few public liberal arts and sciences honors colleges in the United States. We’re known for our record number of Fulbright Scholars (more per capita than Harvard, Stanford or Yale) and for the high rate of our students going on to graduate school. We offer an individualized, thought-provoking and challenging academic experience. What does that mean? Hands-on research conducted side by side with your professors. Small, intimate classes. Detailed narrative evaluations from your professors. Independent study required to graduate. All in a stunning location right on the water in Sarasota, Florida.


U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks New College among the top 10 of all public liberal arts colleges in its rankings of the best national liberal arts colleges in 2013.

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New College of Florida
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