Date of this Version
Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Spring/Summer 2015, Volume 16, Number 1.
The academic disciplines and values of the humanities in western cultures run from the Greek trivium—grammar, logic, rhetoric—to modern-day studies in history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, languages, art history, and some interdisciplinary studies. What is their future, and what is their relationship to honors education? Are the humanities dying or dead?