About Arts & Humanities
Welcome to Arts and Humanities at Lehman College! As the Dean, it’s a pleasure to introduce the school that serves the College’s mission of liberal arts education with strong, vital programs in the arts and humanities. The arts at Lehman are among the strongest suits in Lehman’s mission to serve its students and the community, whether through the College’s numerous theatrical and musical performances or exhibits in the studio arts. The humanities at Lehman feature a former Poet Laureate, an Oscar-winning composer, an Emmy-winning television series, and historians, philosophers, journalists, novelists, and literary critics who are leaders in their respective fields.
The faculty in the School of Arts and Humanities at Lehman is an exceptionally talented and active group of teacher-scholar-artists devoted to training a new generation of performers, writers, teachers, and scholars—and dedicated to instilling in their students a passion and appreciation for arts and letters. More than ever before, degrees and programs in the arts and humanities are in high demand, bringing with them as they do strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and collaboration. 21st century employers understand that these kinds of skills are vital to an increasingly diverse and often global workforce. Being liberally educated is the first step to being successful later in life, regardless of where that life leads, and a big part of that education starts in the arts and humanities.
The School of Arts and Humanities is home to ten departments: African and African American Studies; Art; English; History; Journalism, Communication, and Theatre; Languages and Literatures; Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies; Music; Philosophy; and Speech-Language Hearing Sciences. Undergraduates can major or minor in programs offered by all these departments, or can choose from five interdisciplinary programs that are housed in the School: American Studies (major), Comparative Literature (major and minor), Linguistics (major), Middle Eastern Studies (minor), and Women's Studies (minor). For more information on undergraduate programs see the Undergraduate Bulletin.
The School also offers Master’s degrees in Applied Music and Music Teaching, Art, Art History, English, History, Spanish, Speech-Language Pathology, and Theatre. The Speech-Language Pathology program provides outstanding training for clinicians. Most of the other programs offer ideal preparation for teaching careers at the middle or high-school level, for doctoral work in the humanities, or for successful careers in art or theatre. Prospective students should consult with the program’s graduate adviser; those interested in secondary-school teaching should also consult the School of Education at Lehman to learn which program is right for them. For more
information see the Graduate Bulletin.
The School is an active participant in the LEH 300 and 301 interdisciplinary courses (Studies in the Humanities and the Sciences and The American Experience), in the seven General Education distribution areas, and in the Freshman Year Initiative. The School collaborates closely withtwo high schools: the High School of American Studies at Lehman College, which is located just across the street from the College, and the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music. Finally, the School also oversees the work of the Institute for Irish American Studies; the City and Humanities program; the Bronx Journal; and Lehman Stages (including the Lovinger Theatre, the Studio Theatre, and the Student Experimental Theatre).
Please feel free to learn more about what the School of Arts and Humanities has to offer by following the links to its departmental and program home pages—or better yet, by visiting the campus to see a show, attend an exhibit, or meet with a faculty adviser.
Dean of Arts and Humanities and Professor of English, Lehman College
Last modified: Sep 24, 2012