Welcome from the Department Chair

In the Humanities Department, we seek to understand the profound questions what it means to be human, while exploring questions about conflict, injustice, inequality, as well as questions of beauty and meaning. We push the boundaries of humanistic studies into the natural environment and into the digital realm.

Our Creative Arts, American Studies, Liberal Arts, and Religious majors and minors think cross-culturally and critically about these topics. Our Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation majors work to become teachers of K-8 grade students, with a foundation in humanistic study.

If you're curious about different cultures, art forms, religions, both within the U.S. and across the globe; if you're wondering about the ways that technology is changing human life; or if you're anxious to understand humanity's relationship to the ecosystems we share with other living beings, come take a class with us or join one of our majors!

— Prof. J. Todd Ormsbee, Department Chair


June 3-July 5 (Session 1, class 30281) July 7-Aug. 8 (Session 2, class 30268) Open Seats Available

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CA/TA/ENGL/MUSC172: ARTS in US  SOCIETY   GE AREA "S" COURSE    Dr. Shannon Rose Riley Online: Asynchronous

An interdisciplinary investigation of the arts in the US and their relationship toculture, society, and identity, with a focus on the arts and social movements. Examples may include theatre, music, visual arts, literature, film, and dance.


A list of faculty advisors by degree program and how to contact them.

About Us

Learn about the Humanities Department, our mission, our faculty and staff, and more.

BA Programs

The Department of Humanities is proud to offer 3 degree programs, 2 GE programs and several minors that compliment any degree pathway.

Faculty/Staff Directory

Meet the Department of Humanities Faculty and Staff!


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