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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Arts and Humanities

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Edmund P. Cueva, PhD, Chair
S1009, 713-221-8104


Professors: Baker, Cueva, Fulton, Hagen, Newsum, Roubicek
Associate Professors: Cervenka, Chiquillo, Hoang, Lawrence, Mandell, Nowak, Padilla, Rejaie, Romero, Shelley
Assistant Professors: Archiopoli, Harris, Hatfield, Hernandez, Logan, Murray, Socolof, Vela
Lecturers: Chaney, Dickson, Fedell, L. Jackson, Koenig, Mitha, Mueller, Pogue, Schlag, Secor, Wawee, M. Wilson, R. Wilson
Academic Areas: Arabic, Art, Arts Administration, Chinese, Communication Studies, Dance, Drama, French, Humanities, Music, Religious Studies, Spanish

Academic Areas

Art Administration
Communication Studies
Fine Arts

Mission and Objectives

The multiple disciplines that comprise the University of Houston-Downtown Department of Arts and Humanities and the stimulating ethnic and cultural diversity of our faculty and students both create and reflect our commitment to the truest sense of the liberal arts. Through the excellence of our faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship, creativity and service, our mission is to educate students to think critically so that they will then be able to use appropriate communication skills to express effectively their ideas in a variety of media. The critical, historical, and global perspective we offer in the study of languages, rhetoric, and the visual and performing arts is enhanced by courses that offer hands-on applications, including those that incorporate new technologies. Such inclusion further broadens the scope of the liberal arts tradition by taking advantage of contemporary advances to build on past wisdom while anticipating future innovations. Students who wish to pursue a general liberal course of studies may enroll in the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Humanities. Students seeking to work in the communications profession pursue the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication Studies. A Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts degree prepares students for careers in the visual and performing arts industry. The department also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish designed to prepare students for bilingual professions.

Honor Societies

Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Honor Society
Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society



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