The Center for Africana Studies investigates the effects of longstanding race inequality, including how patterns of wealth accumulation have shaped the nation’s finances, how racial politics affects the choice of works taught (or avoided) in the humanities and social sciences, and how the character of neighborhoods in and around Hopkins campuses is demonstrably a legacy of racism.
The Center for Advanced Media Studies’ core function is to promote research on media theory and practice (both traditional and new) in hopes of discerning media’s relation to the human experience and advancing the expanding field of media studies.
The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Program has gained national recognition for the quality of its teaching and the breadth of its course offerings. The MLA thrives on the curiosity, passion, and diversity of its students. Scholars eagerly embrace the Master of Liberal Arts interdisciplinary approach and flexible curriculum to better understand more about the world—and in so doing, learn and understand more about themselves.
The Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought is an interdisciplinary forum that brings together scholars from the arts and sciences to explore the political, cultural, historical, and philosophical issues associated with the German discourse on knowledge and scholarship.
The Medicine, Science, and the Humanities Major is an interdisciplinary, humanities-based major that uses a cultural and historical context to explore scientific inquiry and the roots of medicine.
The Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality works to catalyze intellectual discussions—at Johns Hopkins, in Baltimore, and beyond—in which gender and sexuality concerns play important roles.
Students in the East Asian Studies Program engage in intensive language study and work with distinguished faculty on such topics as China in the global economy, nationalism in East Asia, Korean identity in Japan, and women in East Asia.
Film and Media Studies is an undergraduate program that combines a real industry education with a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum designed to foster critical understanding and historical knowledge of film and media, as well as their relationship to modern cultures, literatures, art, history, and philosophy.
The Program in Islamic Studies aims to educate students about Muslims and Islam in historical, comparative, and cross-disciplinary perspectives and in the context of their co-existence with followers of many other faiths.
The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program provides students with the opportunity to explore more than three millennia of Jewish culture and civilization, from biblical to contemporary times, through the study of Jewish history, literature, language, politics, and religion.
The Program in Latin American Studies promotes the study of the histories, cultures, societies, and political systems of Latin America and the Caribbean by providing students with opportunities to explore the rich political, aesthetic, intellectual, and scientific traditions of the region.
The Program in Museums and Society promotes the study of material culture and its place in a wide range of scholarly disciplines, specifically focusing on the political, cultural, legal, ethical, and economic significance of such institutions and their contents in societies both past and present.
The Program in Theatre Arts and Studies offers a comprehensive approach to the arts of acting, directing, and playwriting by combining the fundamentals of technical direction, play production, play analysis, theatre management, and theatre history with a broader perspective of societal traditions and culture.