What Are the Different Branches of the Humanities?

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If you've ever heard someone say that they are studying humanities, you may have found yourself wondering exactly what that means. Humanities cover a broad range of different studies, but in essence, they are all aimed at studying the human experience.

Specific branches of humanities tend to look into things like consciousness, ideas, ideals, and values as reflected through different mediums. We'll take a closer look at some of the major branches of humanities to help give you a better idea of what type of studies humanities encompasses overall.