Professors: Alex Argyros, Charles R. Bambach, Richard Brettell, David F. Channell, Milton A. Cohen, Fred I. Curchack, R. David Edmunds, Gavin R.G. Hambly, Dennis M. Kratz, Thomas Linehan, Mihai Nadin, Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, Stephen G. Rabe, Tim Redman, R. Clay Reynolds, Thomas Riccio, Robert X. Rodriguez, W. Jackson Rushing III, Rainer Schulte, Frederick Turner
Associate Professors: Esteban R. Egea, Pamela Gossin, Cynthia Haynes, Midori Kitagawa, Adrienne L. McLean, Patricia Michaelson, Robert Nelsen, John J. Pomara, Erin A. Smith, Gerald L. Soliday, Deborah Stott, Theresa M. Towner, Marilyn Waligore, Daniel Wickberg, Michael Wilson
Assistant Professors: Sean Cotter, Carla Gerona, Michelle Nickerson, Venus O. Reese, Natalie Ring, Scott Swearingen, Dean Terry
Senior Lecturers: John F. Barber, Lisa Bell, Kelly P. Durbin, Maria Engen, Kathryn C. Evans,
Emeritus Professors: Joan Chandler, Esteban R. Egea, S. Michael Simpson, Gerald L. Soliday
Within the Graduate Program in Arts and Technology, most courses are offered under the rubric of Arts and Technology (ATEC), but the degree plan also includes courses in Aesthetic Studies (HUAS), History of Ideas (HUHI), and Studies in Literature (HUSL).
Within the Graduate Program in the Humanities, most courses are offered within the three main areas of concentration: Aesthetic Studies (HUAS), History of Ideas (HUHI), and Studies in Literature (HUSL), and students seeking the M.A. or Ph.D. degrees in humanities must take courses in all three areas. The fourth area and other courses, including core courses required of all students, are offered under the rubric Humanities (HUMA).
Within the Graduate Program in History, most courses are offered within History (HIST) and History of Ideas (HUHI) but students may also take courses in Aesthetic Studies (HUAS) and Studies in Literature (HUSL).
All our graduate programs are designed to provide students a flexible, interdisciplinary context within which to pursue a program of study built on connections among specific courses and the areas of concentration. Offerings include not only seminars stressing the interpretation and criticism of specific works and issues but also ensembles, studios, and workshops in which the activity of creation and/or performance becomes the primary means of learning.
The School of Arts & Humanities provides specialized facilities for
academic research and creative expression. The
The University’s general admission requirements are discussed here.
Each application is considered on its individual merits. Normally students applying for admission to the Graduate Program in Arts and Technology should have a previous academic degree (B.A. or B.S.) in an appropriate field (i.e., Art, Computer Science), a grade point average of 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate work), and evidence of previous course work and/or expertise in the creative arts and digital technology.
Normally students applying for admission to the Graduate Program in Humanities should have previous academic degrees (B.A. or M.A.) in arts and humanities fields and a grade point average of 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate or graduate work).
Normally students applying for admission to the Graduate Program in History should have a previous degree (B.A. or B.S.) in history or related disciplines and a grade point average of 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate work).
Students can pursue the graduate degrees in humanities on a full- or part-time basis. Full-time students normally register for nine or more semester hours per term. The school takes care to accommodate part-time study by scheduling both day and night classes, thus allowing students flexibility in organizing individual schedules.
The University’s general degree requirements are discussed here.
The approach to graduate education in the
Courses meeting degree requirements are normally chosen from the core
courses and the areas of concentration within the
Active involvement in the process of artistic creation and performance is basic to the design of the Aesthetic Studies area of concentration. Therefore, students working in the Graduate Program in the Humanities at the M.A. level with an emphasis on Aesthetic Studies are required to take at least one ensemble/workshop, and those working toward a Ph.D. with an emphasis on this area are required to take at least one additional ensemble/workshop. Students undertaking creative projects for master’s portfolios or doctoral dissertations must demonstrate their competency as artists by including in their degree plans a minimum number of studios, ensembles, or workshops related to a proposed medium: two for the M.A. and four for the Ph.D.
The research interests of the faculty reflect the interdisciplinary mission of the School. In addition to the research activities of individual faculty, five centers and institutes that promote interdisciplinary research are located within the School: The Center for Translation Studies; the Center for Holocaust Studies; the Institute for Professional Communication; the Institute for Interactive Arts and Technology; and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums. Since the School combines the Humanities and the Arts, many faculty are engaged in the creation and performance of artistic works in music, drama, and the visual arts.