Welcome to the School of Humanities

The School of Humanities supports the Mission of St. Edward’s University by providing excellence in education through teaching, scholarly activity, and a productive learning environment to students in general education classes as well as Humanities majors. The School of Humanities prepares students to become independent and productive citizens by empowering them with the knowledge, ethical values, and critical thinking skills needed in a changing global environment.

The School of Humanities is comprised of seven departments:

Department of Communication
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Department of Literature, Writing and Rhetoric
Department of Performing Arts
Department of Philosophy
Department of Religious and Theological Studies
Department of Visual Studies

It has been said that wisdom is well-used knowledge. We believe that society cannot flourish without wisdom, and so we encourage young people to become not only knowledgeable, but wise.

The School of Humanities faculty and staff also provide support for the following University wide student and community opportunities:

Council for the Arts and Humanities

Center for Ethics and Leadership

Center for Religion and Culture                              

Fine Arts Gallery

Hilltop Views: student newspaper

Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Musical Performances

Student Journals: Sorin Oak Review and Arete

Visiting Writers Series

Writing Center