About the Department
The Humanities department offers a wide and diverse area of interests, as reflected by the scope of associated Internet links devoted to it.
The humanities involve the study of human beings and their culture. The focus is on the intellectual, artistic, spiritual, valuational, intuitive, logical, emotional, and physical development of the person. Included in the humanities are both reflective studies and the expression and communication of thoughts, feelings, and values, particularly through the creative and performing arts.
The Humanities Department of BGSU Firelands includes full-time faculty in English (composition, literature, creative writing, and technical writing), popular culture, women's studies, journalism, French, Spanish, Canadian studies, art, art history, speech and interpersonal communications, theatre, library, philosophy, and religious studies. Several more areas are added through our use of part-time faculty. It is possible for a student to receive an Associate of Arts degree by emphasizing one or more of the areas of the humanities, either for personal improvement or en route to a bachelor's degree at the BGSU main campus or at another university.
The Humanities Department is the BGSU Firelands home for the Early Childhood Studies bachelors degree in partnership with the BGSU College of Education.