In Waring's Humanities Program, students read, write, and discuss analytically in order to build bridges between the literary and historical worlds that they study and the world that they live in. Students explore literary texts, write persuasive essays, conduct research projects using primary and secondary sources, and address broad literary and historical themes. Students learn to respond analytically, creatively, and personally to the works they study. The Humanities Program continually asks students, in one form or another: Why does this matter? How is this literature and history mine? To what extent am I the product of our collective past?