Humanities Learning Area

The humanities are defined as any study of human culture. They include the study of art, music, theatre, history, philosophy, sociology, law, literature, language, basically anything having to do with human experience.

Humanities Learning Area Leader - Tim Webster

The humanities subjects at Wurun Senior Campus explore essential questions and ideas, including:

  • To what extent is the individual shaped by society?
  • Is the justice system fair?
  • Why you should vote, even though it’s compulsory
  • How do people come up with ideas for a business?

Why Study Humanities?
It develops our capacity for critical thinking and awareness of social complexity. Communication skills vital in life are honed by studying humanities subjects. It helps us understand the world we live in, and gives us tools to imagine and navigate the future. It allows us to ponder the questions – Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? – This kind of education gives you an intellectual foundation to use throughout your life, whether you decide to go into politics, medicine, education, law, business, engineering, or any other occupation. Most importantly, equipped with the knowledge and skills developed in humanities subjects, students are taught to think for themselves.