Humanities Department

Office: Conlon Fine Arts - Room 263
Chairperson: Prof. Petri Flint, 978-665-3461
Administrative Assistant: Paula DeLisle, 978-665-3276
Admissions Office: 978-665-3144 or admissions@fitchburgstate.edu

Humanities Department Newport

Summary

The Humanities Department is home to Art, Music, Philosophy, and Languages, fields that have influenced the development of our culture as much as science and technology. In today's ever-changing global job market, students will need to understand complex relationships between the many layers of their responsibilities, not just their particular job-related skills.

True to our mission statement, our faculty prides itself on teaching students how to use the separate disciplines in Humanities to foster the kind of creative and critical thinking skills, as well as inter-cultural awareness, that are vital to being successful in our globalized society.

The department is also the home of the Interdisciplinary Studies major. There are three possible concentrations in this major, two of which are new in Fall 2015. Please see those options on this page in the right side bar under "Program at a Glance".

Two Year Rotation of Courses

Four Year Plan of Study

Course Catalog

Faculty

Caniato, Michele, Music Technology, Instrumental Ensembles, Music in Film
Derwiche Djazaerly, Yasser, Arabic and French Language and Culture, Italian Language
Diakite, Rala, Italian Language and Culture, French Language, Medieval Studies
Dinda, Robin, Music Theory, Harmony, Ancient Arts
Flint, Petri, Painting, Drawing, Contemporary Art
Harvey, Jonathan, Choral, Chamber, Voice
Jeffko, Walter, Philosophy, Contemporary Ethical Problems
Karbasioun, Keyvan, Spanish Language and Culture, French Language
Moore, Sally, Sculpture, 3D Design, Puppetry
Robey, Jessica, Renaissance through 20th Century Art History
Sewright, Kathleen, Art of Music
Svolba, David, Ethics, Political Philosophy
Wadsworth, Susan, Art History, Asian Culture, Architecture

Facilities

The Humanities Department has a range of facilities to support the diverse needs of our individual courses.

  • Music technology lab with synthesizers and music scoring software
  • Steinway grand pianos, Model B Steinway concert piano, Model L Steinway concert piano
  • State-of-the-art Wenger practice rooms with Boston upright pianos, Yamaha keyboards and Wenger storage units for student use. Please inquire at the main office for access.
  • Art studios for sculpture, drawing, design, ceramics, water and oil-based painting

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