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 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.
Dr. Jose’ E. Alvarez, Professor of History, Certificate-Holder in Military History from the
United States Military Academy at West Point Courses: US History Before & After 1877, Introduction to World History I and II, Twentieth Century Europe, Middle East History
When I’m in the classroom, I want to take the students back in time to the period we are studying by setting the mood of the time. I try to make History a story that is not only informative/educational but exciting as well as entertaining. Sometimes the students get so caught up in the narrative that they stop taking notes! I also like to incorporate what the students call “fun facts” into my lectures where I introduce material they will not find in their textbooks. In addition, as a faculty advisor to the Webb Historical Society and Phi Alpha Theta (PAT), I enjoy taking students on field trips to visit historical sites and tour museums. Along with Dr. Lopez, I take PAT students on our annual Spring Break camping trip to places like Goliad, Jasper, and Austin, where we learn more about the Texas past. Hands on History.
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