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There are five schools in the Faculty of Humanities

Wits School of Arts (WSoA)

The school combines critical inquiry with artistic practice in ways that engage in transformative ways with our contemporary urban, African and global contexts.

Wits School of Education (WSoE)

The school offers education degrees in diverse subject areas for both initial teacher education as well as postgraduate studies for in-service teachers. 

School of Human and Community Development (SHCD)

The school offers a 4-year BA programme in Social Work (B Social Work) and Speech and Hearing Therapy (BA SP & H). Majors include audiology, speech and language pathology, psychology and linguistics. In addition, there are units in related medical, educational, linguistic and psychological areas that contribute to the students' necessary background knowledge. 

School of Literature, Language and Media (SLLM)

The school contributes to the vibrant literary and intellectual life of the university and offers students the opportunity to explore the implications of social and cultural diversity through the study of language, literature, writing, media studies, policy and regulation in the electronic communications and Internet sectors.

School of Social Sciences (SoSS)

The school offers the disciplines of History; International Relations; Philosophy; Political Studies; Social Anthropology; and Sociology.