Early Start - Humanities

Your college career begins now

We’re excited to welcome you to your new academic home in the division of the humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University!

Our number one priority is your success so we hope you'll join us for our free, two-week humanities immersion program. You’ll join fellow humanities majors as you embark on a journey to learn what it means to study, think and work in the humanities. From browsing art walks to watching movies and going bowling, you’ll experience a lively, engaging and thought-provoking program designed to help you succeed.

The humanities

Department of English

  • English - Creative Writing
  • English - Linguistics
  • English - Literature
  • English - Secondary Education
  • English - Writing, Rhetoric and Literacies
  • Film and Media Studies

School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

  • Asia Studies - East Asia
  • Asia Studies - South Asia
  • Asia Studies - Southeast Asia
  • History
  • History - Secondary Education
  • Jewish Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy - Morality, Politics and Law
  • Religious Studies

School of International Letters and Cultures

  • Asian Languages - Chinese
  • Asian Languages - Japanese
  • French
  • German
  • International Letters and Cultures
  • International Letters and Cultures - Classics
  • International Letters and Cultures - Classical Civilization
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

About our program

The 2022 Humanities Early Start program offers students a unique introduction to the humanities at ASU by exploring what it means to belong to a place, culture, history and language. You’ll also engage with faculty and innovators in the humanities from the university and local community while having the opportunity to explore the greater Phoenix area.

You’ll participate in activities such as:

  • attend First Friday art walks
  • go hiking and watch movies
  • learn how to approach coursework
  • begin thinking about careers linked to your major
  • explore campus, Tempe and the greater Phoenix area
  • navigate your major within the context of your interests
  • meet and engage with faculty from across humanities disciplines
  • engage in reading and writing activities that prepare you for your first semester of college

Our Early Start team

During Early Start, you’ll work with dedicated faculty members and advisors in the humanities who are eager to help you succeed at ASU. You’ll get to know your professors and mentors on a personal and professional level so you’ll be more confident asking for help during the school year.

Dr. Lee Bebout
Associate Professor
Department of English
Expertise: Chicana/o Studies, American Studies, and critical race theory

Dr. Jessica Early
Associate Professor
Department of English
Expertise: English education and secondary literacy


During Early Start, you can expect to be busy each day throughout the entirety of the program.
And we promise — you won’t be sitting and falling asleep in a classroom all day!
Saturday, August 6
Sunday, August 14
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily (including some weekend activities)
Evening activities 1-2 times per week during the program
All meals included

Join us

Participation in the Humanities Early Start program is by special invitation only.
Space is limited so we encourage you to register early!

Register now