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

    Interim Chair: H. Perry Chapman

    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>
  • 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>
  • Foreign Languages & Literatures

    Interim Chair: Annette Giesecke

    ​103A Jastak-Burgess Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

    Phone: 302-831-2587
    Fax: 302-831-6459
    <div>The Department of Foreign Languages&nbsp;&amp; Literatures 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>
  • 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>
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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>
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

    Director: Jeffrey Richardson

    ​77 E. Main Street
    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

  • Smithsonian interns
    ​Tw​o University of Delaware interns are spending Winter Session at the National Museum of American History under a new agreement reached between UD's College of Arts and Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Warsaw partnership
    Longstanding collaborations, including faculty exchanges and study-abroad opportunities, between the University of Delaware and the University of Warsaw are expected to expand as the result of a visit by UD faculty and administrators to Poland.​
  • Biden hosts reception
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who earned his degree in history and political science in 1965, hosted a reception in his home at the Naval Observatory for his class's 50-year reunion committee and other UD alumni and friends.
  • Nobel Symposium
    Seven University of Delaware faculty members with expertise in each of the six areas of study that won this year's Nobel Prizes discussed the significance of the winners’ work at a recent symposium on campus.


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