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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Photo of the occean in Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio National Park

    Costa Rica Trip - Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Webb Historical Society at the Holocaust Museum

    UHD History Students tour Holocaust Museum

  • UHD Students on Trip to the UK

    UHD Students on Trip to the UK

  • Photograph of Student's Atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh

    Students atop Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh

  • Group photograph of the Men of LEGACI

    Dr. Robertson with Men of LEGACI

  • Dr. Elkholy's meaning of life class room photo

    Dr. Elkholy's Meaning of Life Class

  • 2017 Sigma Delta Pi Ceremony

    2017 Sigma Delta Pi Ceremony

  • Day of the Dead Altar

    Day of the Dead Altar

About The Department

The Department of History, Humanities, and Languages offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in History, Humanities, Philosophy, and Spanish. The curriculum in these individual programs hones students’ interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills through critical inquiry, research, and debate. Graduates have gone on to work as managers, teachers, lawyers, interpreters/translators, research analysts, and in a variety of other fields where these skills are highly-valued. The department also houses the Center for Critical Race Studies, a program dedicated to the exploration of the causes, character, and effects of racial injustice and to the discovery of strategies for constructive change.

"If science is a search in the darkness, then the humanities are a candle that shows us where we have been and the danger that lies ahead." -- Apple CEO Tim Cook

The attributes cultivated in our degree programs-- such as problem-solving and communication skills -- are among the top five most desired by employers.

Faculty Spotlight

Photograph of Dr. Raquel Chiquillo

Dr. Raquel Chiquillo, Associate Professor of Spanish
Coordinator, Spanish Program

Program Leader for Study Abroad Trip to Costa Rica: 2013, 2015, 2017

Courses include: Introduction to Hispanic Literature, Neighbors & Trading Partners: Trade, Culture & People in Spanish-America, and Survey of Spanish-American Lit: Columbus to Independence

“Learning a foreign language, or perfecting one you already speak, is not just about vocabulary lists and grammar and proficiency. Foreign languages are doors that take you into another culture; they are keys to understanding others through their cultural and literary heritage, and learning about the rich variety of the human experience. Luckily for us, being bilingual in today’s world also has a practical dividend: you are more highly valued in any discipline you choose to work in. As an old Spanish proverb states: ‘One who knows two languages is worth as much as two.’”


Dr. Alexander Bielakowski Addresses "Do We Need A Space Force" on Channel 26.

Spanish Faculty Travel to Salamanca, Spain, to Present on Course Redesign

"An Update on Immigration Policies Under the Current Republican Administration"
by Professor Susham Modi, Sept. 25, 2018; 6:30 PM

HHL to Host "Back to the Sources": Student Research Conference on Dec. 3, 2018

Dr. Preuss & UHD History Society Honored at Texas History Conference 

UHD Philosophy Graduate Awarded Coveted Fullbright Scholarship

History Major, Alondra Julie Morillon Awarded Scholarship

Last updated 9/12/2018 5:49 AM