Processes of study in the arts and humanities
Processes of study in the arts and humanities

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Processes of study in the arts and humanities

1.3 Studying the arts and humanities

Having seen why and how distinctions are made between different arts and humanities subjects, does that mean we cannot think of these subjects ‘as a whole’? The general label ‘arts and humanities’ suggests that there is something that unites them, at the same time distinguishing them from other subject groupings (such as ‘the sciences’ or ‘social sciences’). What unites these subjects is that they focus on:

  • cultural ‘traditions’

  • 'texts’.

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