School of Humanities is one of the most distinctive, historic and influential school in Yunnan Minzu University. It has four departments, including Institute of Sociology and Social Work, Department of Ethnology, History Department and Philosophy Department. The mission of the school has always been to train students, talent strong school, research academy of strategy, adhering to the characteristics, international and interdisciplinary integration of the development of new road construction and development of the liberal arts.
The college has formed a complete "Dr. - Degree - Bachelor 'personnel training system, and to recruit post-doctoral sociology project. Sociology has a joint doctoral programs (partner of Renmin University of China), and has a doctoral sociology, sociology, ethnology, history, three master's degree level subjects, the history of Chinese ethnic minorities, religious studies , Ethics, etc., 8 secondary discipline master's degree and Master of Social work degree program.
The college has two national specialty (sociology, ethnology), the provincial hospital provincial school cooperation a key disciplines (sociology), a provincial-level key disciplines (sociology), focusing on professional level 2 (social ethnology), a provincial brand of professional (sociology), provincial "professional comprehensive reform" project 1 (sociology), a provincial professional characteristics (history), the provincial innovation team 1 (of religious and Ethnic social harmony), university innovation team 1 (Ethnic Frontier regions Social stability and development), and a university key professional (history). Another provincial quality courses (Chinese classical literature), two provincial key courses (Yunnan Ethnic History, Introduction to nation), university-level courses and courses focus on a total of six. Comprehensive school disciplines are multi-level, multi-disciplinary, including undergraduate teaching which is the principal school, and graduate education is the key.
This school has a teaching experience, pragmatic, forge ahead, the strength of strong scientific research faculty. Staffs of 53 serve in the series in the post, including 40 full-time teachers, full-time teachers title structure of 10 professors, associate professors and 18, a total of 28 people, 70%; educational structure Dr. 23, 11 master's degree, a total of 34 people, 85%; 45 years of full-time teachers accounted for 75%.
The school’s academic atmosphere is the great achievement. Teachers have many works winning national and provincial awards, wider influence in academia, and presiding over the National Social Science Fund, the Ministry of Education, the State Ethnic Affairs Commission and other national, provincial and ministerial level a number of projects. Many scientific research achievements won provincial awards, some of the subjects in the province leading position. According to incomplete statistics, over the years, the hospital staff and students altogether independently writing, co-author, editor, editor of publishing academic works a total of 200 academic books, published more than 1,500 papers, and teachers chaired or participated in the completion of the national, provincial, prefectural and other types of social science fund more than 50 research projects at all levels. The school has current research national Social Science Fund 6, and more than 10 national Social Science Fund Institute, national and provincial research awards.
The school has more than 850 full-time students at the school, including more than 600 undergraduates, 200 graduate students, 3 jointly-cultivated doctoral students and 7 doctoral students.