What are the humanities disciplines?

USING OWN WORDS. Min 200 words.

What are the humanities disciplines?

What is not a humanities discipline?

What are the connections or similarities between humanities disciplines?

What are the humanities for?

Why should we study them?

Is there anything in our culture (current or past) that you think affects the sometimes negative view of the humanities?

Why is the term so difficult to define (either from your reading or from your own opinion/experience)?