Departments Accordion Web Part

  • Art Conservation

    ​303 Old College
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-3489
    Fax: 302-831-4330
    <div>The Art Conservation department offers an undergraduate major leading to the Bachelor of Arts and pre-graduate studies for Art Conservation or Collections Care and a graduate degree and Master of Science in Art Conservation.&nbsp; Additionally, the Art Conservation Department administers a doctoral program in Preservation Studies with the Center for Material Culture Studies.</div>
  • Art History

    318 Old College
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-8416
    Fax: 302-831-8243
    <div>The Department of Art History offers an undergraduate major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and the following graduate degrees:&nbsp; Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Art History.</div>
  • Black American Studies

    417 Ewing Hall
    Newark, DE 19716​

    Phone: 302-831-2897
    Fax: 302-831-6063
    The Department of Black American Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and an undergraduate minor in Black American Studies.
  • English

    208 Memorial Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-3351
    Fax: 302-831-1586
    <div>The Department of English offers a variety of undergraduate programs. Degrees offered are a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Arts in English with concentrations in Business/Technical Writing, Creative Writing, Drama, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, Film, or Journalism. A Bachelor of Arts in English Education is also offered. Graduate degree programs offered are a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Literature and Pedagogy as well as a certificate program in Business and Technical Writing.<br /></div>
  • History

    ​236 Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-2371
    Fax: 302-831-1538
    <div>The Department of History offers a course of major study in History along with a variety of areas of concentration. Bachelor of Arts degrees in History as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in American History, European History, Global History, Policy History, and Journalism are available. A Bachelor of Arts degree in History Education and in History/Classics, French, German, Russian, and Spanish is also offered at the undergraduate level. At the graduate level, the Department offers Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in American History, European History, and the History of Technology and a limited graduate study in Ancient, African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern History as well as History Education.</div>
  • Languages, Literatures & Cultures

    Interim Chair: Annette Giesecke

    ​103A Jastak-Burgess Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-6882
    Fax: 302-831-6459
    <div>The Department of Languages, Literatures, &amp; Cultures&nbsp;offers major course studies centering on either Modern or Ancient Languages and Literatures. Major programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern study are offered in French Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, Russian Studies, Spanish Studies, and Three Languages. In addition, the department co-sponsors joint majors in History/Foreign Language and in Political Science/Foreign Language. In the Ancient study area, the department administers major programs in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies. The department has two Master of Arts programs, the Master of Arts in Foreign Languages&nbsp;&amp; Literatures and the Master of Arts in Foreign Languages&nbsp;&amp; Pedagogy.</div> <div><br />&nbsp;</div>
  • Philosophy

    24 Kent Way
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-2359
    Fax: 302-831-6321
    <div>The Philosophy Department offers an undergraduate major and minor in philosophy as well as a minor in religious studies. We are also part of the Cognitive Science Program, which offers an MA in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, and are active in the Interdisciplinary Ethics Program.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>

 Programs and Centers:


 Programs and Centers Accordion Web Part

  • African Studies

    105 Elliott Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    Phone: 302-831-2852
    <div>The African Studies Minor has been designed to provide an intellectually coherent program of study based upon regularly offered courses in the fields of African history and culture, as well as anthropology.</div>
  • Asian Studies

    Director: Darryl E. Flaherty

    458 Smith Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-0798
    <div>The East Asian Studies Program offers a B.A. and a B.A. Honors, a Minor with Language, and a Minor without Language. The B.A. and the B.A. with Honors in East Asian Studies prepare undergraduate students as East Asian Studies specialists. They provide students with training in the history, political institutions, culture, and the language of a particular East Asian country (e.g., China or Japan) in a general East Asian context.</div>
  • Center for Global & Area Studies

    Director: Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz

    309 McKinly Lab
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-3202
    Fax: 302-831-6042
  • Center for Material Culture Studies

    Director: Sandy Isenstadt
    206 Mechanical Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    Phone: 302-831-8020
    <div>The undergraduate minor in Material Culture Studies examines the material world we have made and seeks to understand people's cultural beliefs, values, ideas, and assumptions as expressed in the things and places they create, use, see, and live in. This course of study introduces students to the rich potential of the material world in order to provide insights into the world's diverse cultures.</div>
  • English Language Institute

    189 West Main Street
    Newark, Delaware 19716

    Phone: 302-831-2674
    Fax: 302-831-6765
  • European Studies

    Director: James M. Brophy

    ​210 Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-0795
    An interdisciplinary major in European Studies is offered jointly by the Departments of Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, and Political Science and International Relations. The B.A. program in European Studies prepares undergraduate students as Europeanists; accordingly, it gives students a focused knowledge of the history and political institutions of a particular European country in a general European context, together with the linguistic skills required to engage in a rigorous program of research or graduate-level studies in the target country.
  • Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center

    ​4 Kent Way
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-2793
    Fax: 302-831-6398
    <div>The mission of the College of Arts &amp; Sciences’ Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center (IHRC) is to strengthen faculty research and creative activity, enhance its visibility as well as its vertical integration into the curriculum, support initiatives involving multi-disciplinary research teams both within the university and with external partners, and foster intellectual community and public engagement.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The IHRC invites proposals for creative, intellectually ambitious, multi-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations that either establish strategic new research directions at the University or further enhance established interdisciplinary research strengths. We are especially interested in projects with the potential for securing external grant funding, so that these collaborations can be sustained after the period of these internal grants. Funding is available as early as December 2011.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Currently, we are coordinating three internal grant programs that support:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>Collaborative multi-disciplinary research (CFP and proposal template attached)</li> <li>“Integrated Semester” teaching collaborations (CFP and proposal template attached)</li> <li>Visiting Artists and Scholars programming (CFP and proposal template attached)<br /><br />For&nbsp;additional information about these grant programs, contact:<br /><br />Ann Ardis, Director, IHRC (<a href=""></a>; 831-2793); or Janis Tomlinson, IHRC Associate Director and Director, University Museums (<a href=""></a>; 831-8003) </li></ul> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>UDAILY ARTICLES ABOUT THE IHRC:</div> <div><a href=""></a></div> <div><a href=""></a></div> <div>Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center Announces Awards<br /></div>
  • Islamic Studies

    Acting Director: Alan Fox

    224 Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-8077
    <div>Contemporary events dramatically underscore the global significance of Islam and the global need for a better understanding of the religion of Islam, the Islamic world and the various Muslim communities that exist from Michigan to Malaysia. Islam has not only become an important force in the global cultural, political and economic sphere, it has become a crucial aspect of the American and Western experience due primarily to the growth of Muslim communities in the West. The demand for courses on Islam and the Muslim world on campus is already evident in the university’s course offerings which will constitute the Islamic studies course spectrum. Indeed, there are at least twenty courses presently offered or proposed by faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in which students in an Islamic Studies minor could enroll to meet the suggested requirements. Clearly, a knowledge of Islam and the Islamic world is a necessary asset to make University of Delaware students competitive in a marketplace where both government careers and non-governmental and global corporations have become highly sensitive to this subject area and are seeking graduates with a background in Islamic Studies.</div>
  • Jewish Studies

    Director: Polly Zavadivker

    ​30 W. Delaware Avenue
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-6467
    Fax: 302-831-0107
    <div>Jewish Studies explores Judaism's significant contributions to the cultural and religious heritage of the Western and non-Western worlds. Not a single discipline, Jewish Studies draws upon many disciplines: philosophy, literature, art, politics, social sciences, history, theology, and linguistics. To study Jewish thought, culture and history is to better understand the underpinnings of both Jewish and Western cultures.</div>
  • Latin American & Iberian Studies

    Director: Monica Dominguez Torres

    105 Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-4523
    <div>The Latin American Studies Program offers both a B.A. and a minor designed to prepare undergraduate students for careers as Latin American studies specialists. This interdisciplinary program provides students with comprehensive training in Spanish language and literature as well as Latin American history, politics, geography, anthropology, and Portuguese. In addition, all students are encouraged to attend a semester or winter session at a Latin American site.</div>
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

    Director: Tara White Kee

    ​77 E. Main Street, Rm 100
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-6075
    Fax: 302-831-4461
    <div>The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program is a continuation of the voyage of discovery that begins when we read our first book: an opportunity for mature adults to further their own intellectual growth and savor the delights of learning for its own sake. The MALS program emphasizes the history of ideas and the connections between fields of learning, encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge. Thus it is not like traditional graduate programs, which usually focus on a single discipline and have specific vocational objectives.</div>
  • Museum Studies

    ​77 E. Main St.
    Newark, DE 19711

    Phone: 302-831-1251
    Fax: 302-831-4461
  • Winterthur Program in American Material Culture

    Director: J. Ritchie Garrison

    ​77 E. Main Street
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-2678
    <div>The Winterthur Program in Early American Culture provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of American material life with special emphasis on the decorative arts and household furnishings. The program approaches the study of material culture through interpretation of objects and the social context in which they were made and used. The curriculum involves coursework at both the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum. The two-year course of study leads to a Master of Arts degree in American Material Culture from the University of Delaware.</div>
  • Writing Center

    ​016 Memorial Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-1168
    <div>The Writing Center provides students a place to work one-on-one with our trained writing consultants. Faculty can take advantage of individual consultations with Writing Center faculty who are experienced in everything from Writing Across the Curriculum to developing self-editing worksheets for a particular writing assignment. Other services that assist instructors, students, and staff include in-class and in-center workshops, online resources, individual consultations, and department-wide workshops.</div>

 Humanities News:


 Portfolio News Listing

  • Champion of the humanities
    ​William Adams, the nation's chief advocate for the humanities, visited the UD as part of his 50-state tour to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment of the Humanities.
  • 'Next Generation' doctoral education
    ​UD has received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of a major "Next Generation Ph.D." effort by the federal agency to broaden career preparation for doctoral students.
  • 'Electric Paris'
    ​Art history graduate student Margarita Karasoulas is the curator of “Electric Paris,” an exhibition focusing on the role artificial lighting played in the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Faculty awards 2016
    ​Faculty, students and alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences were honored at the college's annual Celebrating Achievement and Success ceremony, where Dean George Watson presented CAS and UD awards.


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