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Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences/Library Division

Arts & Humanities
Courses in the humanities study the cultural activities and artistic expressions of human beings.  They assist in developing an awareness of the ways in which people throughout the ages and in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation, and in developing aesthetic understanding and an ability to make value judgments.  This category includes introductory or integrative courses in the arts, foreign languages, literature, philosophy, and religion.
Social Sciences
Courses in the social and behavioral sciences focus on people as members of society.  They assist in developing an awareness of the methods of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences.  Critical thinking is stimulated about the ways people act and have acted in response to their societies, and appreciation is developed of how societies and social groups operate.  This category includes introductory or integrative survey courses in cultural anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology, cultural geography, and related disciplines.
The Library is a two-story, 40,000 square foot building with a capacity for 100,000 print volumes.  It has 75 student PCs for students to surf the web and do their homework; 7 super Dell computers and two Macs in the Student Innovation Zone (SIZ) located on the 2nd floor for creating multimedia projects or innovative works. There are 12 Group Study Rooms for student groups with as many as 12 students on the 2nd floor and a Media Area with 6 TV/DVD/CD players. In addition, there is a Faculty Development Center (FDC) dedicated to professional development for faculty and staff on the first floor.
Division News
Humanities and Social Sciences has moved into a new facility, the "H" building.  The building has over 50 classrooms and a lecture hall which seats 280. It also houses the Division Office, Anthropology Lab, Honors, Model United Nations,  Modern Language Lab, and the Writing Center.