The goal of courses under the rubric of Humanities focuses on the development of an understanding of the meaning of human existence. Activities relating to the struggles and aspirations, achievements and failures, values and visions are defined in the study of Humanities in order to help us make sense of our lives and our world. Courses designed to fulfill the humanities component under general education requirement focus on cultural and intellectual expressions through historical, hermeneutic, cultural and aesthetic investigations. Courses in philosophy are also included among those considered to be humanities. Overall, the Humanities courses fulfill general education requirements for matriculation.