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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


College of Arts and Humanities

College of Arts and Humanities



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Administration and Organization

 

Dean
Marji Morgan, PhD (Hebeler Hall, room 202)

Associate Dean
Michael Chinn, MFA (Hebeler Hall,
room 202)

509-963-1858
Fax: 509-963-1851
www.cwu.edu/~cah/

Overview
The College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) is comprised of 12 departments and programs, which represent the disciplines of the arts and humanities. All of the departments and some of the programs of CAH offer undergraduate degrees as well as minors which supplement other degree programs. Five departments offer Master’s degrees. In addition to its role in providing degree programs, CAH is responsible for many of the course offerings of the general education programs as well as extensive service coursework for the entire university. The college also plays a major role in Central’s teacher education programs, offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific methods for teacher education majors. Building on a legacy of teaching excellence, college faculty are engaged in research, creative activities and service, involving students in the scholarship and practical applications of their various academic specializations, while making important contributions to the intellectual tradition and to society at large. There are no special requirements for admission to the college, but some departments have requirements that are described under the respective department and program headings in the catalog.

Mission
The College of Arts and Humanities advances knowledge, promotes intellectual inquiry, and cultivates creative endeavor among students and faculty through teaching informed by scholarship, creative activity, and public and professional involvement. We are committed to helping students develop intellectual and practical skills for responsible citizenship and the challenges of contemporary life in a global society. The college offers disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs of the highest quality, acts as a steward of the foundational disciplines upon which all inquiry is based, and serves as a cultural center for arts and humanities for the university and the region.

Vision
The College of Arts and Humanities will be recognized as a distinguished learning community known regionally for scholarly and creative excellence, innovative, and rigorous foundational liberal arts education, and undergraduate and graduate programs that are outstanding and unique in the state.

Departments and Programs
Africana and Black Studies: Bobby Cummings, PhD (Michaelsen Hall, room 133)
Art: Liahna Armstrong, PhD (Randall Hall, room 100)
Asia/Pacific Studies Program: James Cook, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 100)
Communication: Phil Backlund, PhD (Bouillon Hall, room 232A)
English: George Drake, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 423)
Film and Video Studies Program: Michael Ogden, PhD (Bouillon Hall, room 225)
Foreign Languages: Joshua Nelson, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg.,
room 102S)
History: Karen Blair, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 100)
Latino and Latin American Studies Program: Stella Moreno, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 102J) and Christopher Schedler, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 416E)
Music: Todd Shiver, DMA (Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building, room 144)
Philosophy and Religious Studies: Heidi Szpek, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 337)
Theatre Arts: Scott Robinson, MFA (McConnell Hall, room 106)

Affiliated Programs
American Indian Studies
Toni Culjak, PhD
Language and Literature Building, room 408A
509-963-1531

Environmental Studies
Anne Johansen, PhD Science, room 207A
509-963-2164

Ethnic Studies Nelson Pichardo, PhD Farrell, room 440
509-963-1348

Women’s Studies
Cynthia Coe, PhD Language and Literature Building, room 318
509-963-2488

 

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