Department of History, Humanities, and Languages
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. Our graduates have gone on to graduate school and into positions such as managers, teachers, lawyers, interpreters/translators, research analysts, and a variety of other fields where these skills are highly valued.
The department houses the Center for Critical Race Studies (CCRS) and the Center for Latino Studies (CLS).
The Center for Critical Race Studies is a program dedicated to the exploration of the causes, character, and effects of racial injustice and to the discovery of strategies for constructive change.
The Center for Latino Studies advances the University of Houston-Downtown’s institutional mission to serve Latino communities by reimagining higher education with Latino students in mind.