Why are the Humanities important?

Insights Into Everything

Through exploration of the humanities we learn how to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions. These skills allow us to gain new insights into everything from poetry and paintings to business models and politics, humanistic subjects have been at the heart of a liberal arts education since the ancient Greeks first used to them to educate their citizens.

Understanding Our World

Research into the human experience adds to our knowledge about our world. Through the work of humanities scholars, we learn about the values of different cultures, about what goes into making a work of art, about how history is made. Their efforts preserve the great accomplishments of the past, help us understand the world we live in, and give us tools to imagine the future.

Bringing Clarity to the Future

Today, humanistic knowledge continues to provide the ideal foundation for exploring and understanding the human experience. Investigating a branch of philosophy might get you thinking about ethical questions. Learning another language might help you gain an appreciation for the similarities in different cultures. Contemplating a sculpture might make you think about how artist's life affected her creative decisions. Reading a book from another region of the world, might help you think about the meaning of democracy. Listening to history course might help you to have a better understanding of the past, while at the same time giving you a clearer picture of what the future holds.

Subjects offered in the Department
1. History
2. Geography
3. Social Studies

About the Department

Key Contacts

Ms. Celine Teo (celine_teo@acsbr.moe.edu.sg)

Head of Department 


Mr Oh Boon Teck (oh_boon_teck@acsbr.moe.edu.sg)

Senior Teacher (Geography)

Contact us

60, Barker Road, Singapore 309919  

Tel.: 6256 1633 

Fax: 6256 1366