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- Culture : UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (2002) defined culture as "... the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of a society or a social group..." that "encompasses, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs".
- Classics : A branch of the Humanities dealing with language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of the ancient Mediterranean world.
- History : Study of past human events based on evidence such as written documents.
- Literature : The profession of “letters” (from Latin litteras), and written texts considered as aesthetic and expressive objects.
- Philosophy : The study of the meaning and justification of beliefs about the most general, or universal, aspects of things.
- Religion : Belief in, and systems of, worshipful dedication to a superhuman power or belief in the ultimate nature of existence.
- Theology : Discipline that engages in dialogue and reflection about God and religion.
- Art : Application of human creativity to existing materials, resulting in a new object or experience.
- Applied arts : Add brief definition or description
- Education : Learning and teaching activities for the purpose of acquiring knowledge, skills or social norms.
- Law : Body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by a controlling authority.
- Music : The art of structuring time by combining sound and silence into rhythm, harmonies and melodies.
- Science : The organized body of knowledge based on non–trivial refutable concepts that can be verified or rejected on the base of observation and experimentation
- Social science : Any of a number of academic disciplines which study human social behavior, institutions and relations.
- Scholarship : The activities done by serious pursuers of knowledge and wisdom (e.g. scholars). It is methodical investigation into areas of human inquiry, typically associated with colleges and universities and done by professors, researchers, scientists, and involve intellectual rigor, often based on scientific data collected by observation, and analyzed using the experimental method.
- Society : A large-scale structured system of human organization that furnishes identity, protection, continuity, and perhaps some form of security for its members.
- Theatre : Those areas of the arts involving performance, especially of the spoken word.