The Department of Arts and the Humanities offers majors in four programs: Communications (Broadcasting, Public Relations), English, Music, Music Production and Entertainment Public Relations, and Religion and Philosophy. These programs prepare students for further study at the graduate or professional school level, as well as for entry into professional careers. The varied humanities disciplines are unified by their unique ways of communicating-sharing human experience and knowledge. The humanities are the mirror and repository of culture. Like cultural institutions, they serve human needs. The Department of Arts and the Humanities prepares students to compete successfully in the global, cultural, and economic community.
Department Mission Statement
The Department is designed to assist the University in its mission and recognizes that the study of the arts and humanities contributes to the quality of life. The Department expects that students will leave its community of scholars and traditions prepared to participate fully in society.
Objectives of the Department
- To give students an integral knowledge of the humanities via the study of communications, modern language, and religion and philosophy
- To provide formal instruction to students who want to pursue careers in humanities professions
- To develop awareness and understanding of the role of professionals in a complex and evolving society
- To develop ideals and attitudes in students leading to professional actions that are ethically sound and integral to societal demands
- To prepare students to compete successfully in a global, cultural, and economic community
- To prepare students for admission to graduate school or professional schools and theological seminaries
- To inspire the desire and hone the abilities of students to develop and maintain high standards of performance in spoken and written communication
Departmental Graduation Requirements
- Completion of graduation requirements for undergraduates as identified under Academic Affairs of this catalog
- Completion of required courses in the major with a grade of “C” or better and an overall GPA of 2.0
- Appropriate materials for graduation filed with the Registrar