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Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while studying global humanities and critical thought.

On-Campus Experiences
Mills offers many opportunities right on campus to explore art forms and critical ideas from different places and times:
  • Mills College Art Museum—Our museum collection includes more than 10,000 works from the first century BC to the present. The museum also hosts exhibitions on a wide range of critical contemporary themes.
  • Mills Music Now—Hear contemporary composers and performers from around the world as well as Mills faculty and campus ensembles during this concert series.
  • Lecture Series—Many on-campus lecture series within the humanities provide stimulating, cross-disciplinary perspectives on diverse topics. The Contemporary Writers Series brings in renowned writers to read from and discuss their work. Lecture series in the Art Department bring innovative artists, art critics, and curators to campus. On-campus lectures within the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department attract writers and activists to speak on wide-ranging topics related to gender identity and sexuality.
  • Ethnic Heritage Month Celebrations—Each year, students organize Black History Month, Latina/o Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, and South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Asian Pacific Islander Awareness Now!

Off-Campus Experiences
The San Francisco Bay Area offers myriad opportunities for cultural and intellectual exploration: Visit world-class art museums, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, and de Young Museum. Attend lectures by the world’s leading philosophers and literary scholars at UC Berkeley. Or volunteer with community-based organizations that put critical theory into practice as they work for social justice for people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.
What Can I Do with a Global Humanities & Critical Thought Degree from Mills?

Our graduates are prepared for just about any career where critical thinking and analytical skills are valued—including law, politics, media, and business. The major also provides excellent preparation for graduate study in literature and languages, law, business, education, and fine arts. This degree is new at Mills, so we don’t have examples of what graduates are doing. But based on the experiences of alumnae with related humanities degrees, we know they will be leaders in their careers and communities—addressing social issues, defying convention, embodying imagination and independence.