Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & HumanitiesSchool of Humanities
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Interested students must first apply for admission to Jacksonville University. Learn more about the audition and portfolio review process.
Think for Yourself
History isn’t made by those who learn how things are done and follow suit. Difference makers think for themselves, imagine new possibilities, and tell different stories. That’s what the study of Humanities prepares you to do. Choose from majors in English, Languages or Philosophy. Or supplement your degree plan with a minor or certificate. Minors include Humanities, Writing, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Medical Humanities. Pre-professional offerings include a Certificate in Editing and a Pre-Law Certificate. All of these programs emphasize the fundamental skills of thought and communication that prepare students to write their own stories. Find your voice with the School of Humanities at Jacksonville University.
Whatever career path students pursue, their success depends upon the ability to think critically, write cogently, and speak clearly. Education in the Humanities fosters and develops these foundational skills.
The School of Humanities offers a variety of enhanced learning activities through research, sponsored events, study abroad, and student organizations.
Students work closely with faculty to develop undergraduate research projects in a variety of disciplines. Students in the humanities have presented at local, regional and national conferences. These project build mentoring relationships, develop professional skills, and create networking opportunities.
From the annual Walter Visiting Writer lecture and workshop to the Philosophy Slam series, the School of Humanities sponsors events that bring writers and scholars to interact with students. French Week introduces students to French food, games, and culture. At the annual Ghost of JU Write-a-Thon, dozens of students collaborate to author group stories. Student writers showcase their work in the Aquarian Arts and Literary magazine and the annual Walter Writing Awards.
Humanities faculty members have led study abroad programs all over the world including the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Iceland, and Cuba.
From honors societies to the Aquarian Arts and Literary Magazine, the School of Humanities advises student organizations that support classroom learning through extracurricular activities. Through these organizations, students have earned scholarships and grants, and made valuable community connections.
School of HumanitiesContact Us
School of Humanities
- Dr. Scott Kimbrough, Chair
- Cheryl Peters, Office Associate
Literature, Language, and Culture
- Dr. Sarah Parker, Department Chair
- Dr. Erich Freiberger, Department Chair
Contact Information School of Humanities
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone: (904) 256-7210