How many of the 34 historical and literary figures above can you identify without peaking at the photo credits HERE ?
The Department of History, English, and Creative Arts offers studies in the Humanities. These studies, in the form of academic disciplines, traditionally concentrate on the human condition and on the individuals whose lives and work have impacted it. Humanities studies, along with studies in Business and in the Social Sciences, provide the interdisciplinary pillars of a Liberal Arts education.
Studies in the Liberal Arts have provided the educational backbone of western civilization. Since classical antiquity, liberal arts scholars have endeavored to identify the areas of human knowing that can lead to enriched lives of accomplishment that are based in virtue and wisdom.
At WVU Tech, this pursuit of knowledge in the Humanities includes academic disciplines focused in history, in English, in the creative arts, and in interdisciplinary studies.
The ancient and modern learning based in the liberal arts provide the backdrop for the general education core (GEC) course requirements of four-year Bachelor degree programs at many universities, including here at WVU Tech.
History and Government
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts in History and Government examines the breadth of the human experience—from human origins and the impact of Greek and Roman history to the importance of the liberal arts and technology.
The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies provides a unique opportunity for students who are seeking a multidisciplinary approach to their degree studies.
The English Writing Program services the GEC core and, therefore, it services nearly all degree programs at WVU Tech. The three courses in the program core include ENGL 101 – Composition and Rhetoric 1; ENGL 102 – Composition and Rhetoric 2; and ENGL 305 – Technical Writing.
At WVU Tech, English Studies is an option for students who enjoy writing in the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program.With a career-based focus in Professional Writing and Editing, the English Studies area of academic discipline helps its students identify careers in scientific and technical writing, advertising & copywriting, journalism, multimedia writing, and more.
For Spring 2013, students interested in English Studies enrolled in an emerging women writers literature course and a multimedia writing course focused on interactive storytelling for video games.
The English faculty supports students and the university community in other ways:
The Creative Arts community at WVU Tech flourishes in theater and drama. Each semester, the WVU Tech campus hosts in Conley Hall a dramatic theatrical production for the campus and the local communities surrounding Montgomery,WV,. Significant student involvement through the Theater 300 course offers a testament to the ongoing successful productions.