The guiding principles of the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities program are "knowledge, responsibility, and society." Students do not simply gain facts about the world, but they gain "responsible knowledge," that is, knowledge that is rooted in and answerable to the needs of individuals, groups within society and the larger human and natural community. We expose students to culturally significant objects (both past and present), systems of thought and belief, and practices. The goal is that students should be able to place themselves within their world, and understand the influences on and meaningful aspects of their world and the worlds of others. We are, thereby, engaged in shaping the worlds to come.