Faculty and students of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts explore the arts, ideas, languages, literatures and history of civilization to understand ourselves and others, and the cultures in which we live.
We use the particular methods and backgrounds of our varied disciplines individually and in concert, to...
- promote open and honest inquiry into human nature and institutions;
- foster a life-long ability and desire to think critically and creatively about the issues which face citizens of a modern democracy;
- acquire the broad knowledge of history and culture that provides context and perspective for critical thinking; and
- understand and appreciate the means of artistic and rhetorical expression that allow articulate and meaningful communication between people.