The degrees and courses offered through our college are crucial to students' understanding connections between the past, present and future, connections between their own experiences and the world they live in, and connections between their education and leadership opportunities.
The discovery of new knowledge
Courses in the humanities and social sciences serve an important role in the general education of students because they promote intellectual engagement and effective communication, encourage critical thinking, support the discovery of new knowledge and promote an understanding and appreciation of diversity.
Degrees in humanities and social science disciplines prepare students for graduate degrees or professional schools, provide career opportunities in diverse professions, and teach students how to actively participate in our global society. Today, more than ever, courses and degrees in the liberal arts remain at the central core of what it means to be educated.
Dr. Justin Castro, assistant professor of history, recently published an article, "Sounding the Mexican Nation: Intellectuals, Radio Broadcasting, and the Revolutionary State in the 1920s" in The Latin Americanist, a peer-reviewed journal. The essay examines the works of intellectuals who were involved in shaping Mexico City broadcasting, which became essential in politics and business following the Mexican Revolution. The article is available online. Castro also was interviewed by KAIT-TV about the impact of easing travel restrictions to Cuba.
Linda Brady, instructor in criminology and sociology, received the National Society of Collegiate Scholars distinguished member award for exemplifying NSCS's goals of service, leadership and pursuit of academic achievement through her service as a faculty member. Students who nominated Brady cited her continuous dedication to the those she serves and making sure that they understand the classroom material she presents.