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Brigham Young University. College of Humanities

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1965-

Administrative History

The College of Humanities (1965- ) functions to provide a liberal education for students at Brigham Young University as well as opportunities for pedagogical preparation.

The College of Humanities was created in 1965, through a division of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The college consisted of four areas: the Department of English, the Department of Languages, a small inter-departmental program in humanities, and another inter-departmental program in Latin American Studies. In addition to providing degrees in the humanitites, the college prepares leaders and teachers in these subjects, initially emphasizing the study of languages, both English and foreign, and on the cultures and achievements in art and thought of the people who use these languages.

The College of Fine Arts and Communications has been the administering body for the following departments and schools: English, Humanities, Languages, Latin-American Studies, Linguistics, Classical and Asian Languages, French and Italian, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Spanish and Portuguese, Asian and Slavic Languages, Classical, Biblical, and Middle Eastern Languages. Germanic Languages, Humanities and Comparative Literature, American Studies, Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Linguistics and Special Languages, Mexican American Studies, Philosophy, Asian Studies, Asian and Near Eastern Languages, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Linguistics, French and Italian Languages, Spanish and Portuguese Languages, and Linguistics and English Language. The college is administered by a dean under the direction of the university president.

College deans have included Bruce B. Clark (1966-1982), Richard H. Cracroft (1982-1987), Todd A. Britsch (1987-1991), Marry Anne Rich (1992-1993), Randall L. Jones (1993-1998), Van C. Gessel (1998-1999), John R. Rosenberg (2006-2015), and J. Scott Miller (2015- ).

Citation

BYU Organizational History, via WWW May 10, 2012: College of Humanities (1965-, liberal education, pedagogical preparation, division of College of Humanities and Social Sciences, four areas: the Department of English, the Department of Languages, a small inter-departmental program in humanities, and another inter-departmental program in Latin American Studies, degrees, leaders and teachers, language study, cultures and achievements, administers over English, Humanities, Languages, Latin-American Studies, Linguistics, Classical and Asian Languages, French and Italian, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Spanish and Portuguese, Asian and Slavic Languages, Classical, Biblical, and Middle Eastern Languages. Germanic Languages, Humanities and Comparative Literature, American Studies, Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature, Linguistics and Special Languages, Mexican American Studies, Philosophy, Asian Studies, Asian and Near Eastern Languages, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Linguistics, French and Italian Languages, Spanish and Portuguese Languages, and Linguistics and English Language, deans Bruce B. Clark (1966-1982), Richard H. Cracroft (1982-1987), Todd A. Britsch (1987-1991), Marry Anne Rich (1992-1993), Randall L. Jones (1993-1998), Van C. Gessel (1998-1999), John R. Rosenberg (2006-2015))

LinkedIn, via WWW, September 4, 2020 (J. Scott Miller; dean, College of Humanities, 2015- )

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences correspondence, 1954-1963

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Unlisted items, and correspondence with Dean Bradford, and Presidents Berrett, Edwards, Taylor, and Wilkinson.
Dates: 1954-1963

College of Humanities and Social Sciences data processing reports, 1955-1965

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 6
Scope and Contents note GPA surveys (university as a whole, by college, etc.), enrollment summaries and records, data processing sheets, and GPA semester summaries.
Dates: 1955-1965

College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty files, circa 1918-1962

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 7
Scope and Contents note Personnel files on each individual qualifying faculty member. Includes information on new members, rehires, and part-time faculty.
Dates: circa 1918-1962

College of Humanities and Social Sciences subject files, 1928-1962

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Class rolls, faculty load reports, budgets, staff of various departments, faculty evaluations, meeting minutes, inventories, payroll and treasury, etc.
Dates: 1928-1962

College of Humanities and Social Sciences subject files, 1954-1962

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Department files, faculty files (part-time, prospective, etc.) and evaluations, catalogs, curriculum files, personnel lists, education requirements, budgets, accreditation, department reports, individual faculty files, graduate assistants, faculty teaching loads by quarter, summary of class rolls, etc.
Dates: 1954-1962

College of Humanities records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 464
Abstract Includes correspondence, memoranda, faculty load reports, budget reports, curriculum, catalog material, registration, scholarship and fellowship information. Also includes information concerning various departments, data processing reports, college enrollment and grades, and faculty personnel files.
Dates: 1918-1965

College of Humanities subject and correspondence files, 1955-1965

 Series
Identifier: UA 464 Series 5
Scope and Contents note Summaries of class rolls, superior student reports, teacher loads, Lambda Iota Tau files, correspondence, and enrollemnt projections.
Dates: 1955-1965