Administration and Organization
Dean: Marji Morgan (Hebeler 202)
Associate Dean: Michael Chinn (Hebeler 202)
Web Site: http://www.cwu.edu/~cah/
The mission of the College of Arts and Humanities is to advance knowledge, promote intellectual inquiry and cultivate creative endeavor among faculty and students through teaching, research, scholarship, artistry and public and professional involvement. All parts of our mission–teaching, service, and scholarly or artistic achievement–are integral ventures that support and cross-fertilize each other, enriching the education of our students.
The College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) is comprised of eight departments and three programs, listed below, which represent the disciplines of the arts and humanities. All departments and some programs in CAH offer undergraduate degrees as well as minors that supplement other degree programs. Several departments also 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 program along with 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, CAH 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 this catalog.
Departments and Programs
Art: William Folkestad (Randall 103)
Asia/Pacific Studies Program: Jeffrey Dippmann (L & L Bldg. 337C)
Communication: Lois Breedelove (Bouillon Hall 232A)
English: George Drake (L & L Bldg. 423)
Film and Video Studies Program: Michael Ogden (Bouillon 225)
Foreign Languages: Joshua Nelson (L & L Bldg. 102S)
History: Karen Blair (L & L Bldg. 100)
Latino and Latin American Studies Program: Michael Ervin (L & L 100M)
Music: Peter Gries (Music Bldg.)
Philosophy: Chenyang Li (L & L Bldg. 337)
Theatre Arts: Scott Robinson (McConnell 106)