The Humanities are the core of a liberal arts education that prepares you for a thoughtful, active, and ethical life.
About the Department
Learn from our faculty who are experts in the disciplines of:
- Art History
- Communication and Speech
No matter what class you take, you will connect what you study to the contemporary issues that affect us all. Your professors will guide you through class discussions as you question the past and seek to understand the traditions and histories of the world’s diverse peoples.
Many careers benefit from the thinking and communication skills provided by a humanities education, including:
- Social work
- The Arts
I've gained a lot of knowledge from my work on the marketing team. My experience includes conducting interviews and writing for various marketing projects.
Robert Churchill, PhD
Professor of History ,
The country, particularly the north, was grappling with a very particularly southern style of violence that was acted out by slave catchers when they came north to recover fugitives. In the lower northern border states like Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, you have a very different culture. One that is really emphasizing human dignity, one that emphasizes law and order."
Research Interests: History of science, history of exploration
Why do you enjoy teaching students in Hillyer?
A lot of students hate history. Some are bored. Others are intimidated. It’s a huge thrill when I see them change their minds.