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  • 1964

    On July 2nd, President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.

  • 1957

    On July 6th, John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time. They met as teenagers at the Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.

  • 1779

    On July 19th, The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta during Napolean's Egyptian Campaign.  The stone features Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic. It was used to unravel the meaning of Egyptian hieroglyphics.

  • 1969

    On July 20th, Apollo 11's crew successfully makes the first landing on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man on the moon.

  • 1619

    On July 30th, in Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.

Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities believes in the principle that a liberal arts education provides a foundation in ethical and historical perspectives that are crucial to the personal and professional development of our students. The Department of Humanities offers courses in Philosophy, Religion, History, American Government, and the Seminar courses (Critical Inquiry and Junior Seminar) with the goal of supporting students on their journey towards becoming responsible citizens in an increasingly complex world.  

Department Faculty

Dr. Robert Murray, Chair, Department of Humanities

Dr. Maureen MacLeod, Program Head, History

Prof. Emily Seibert, Program Head, Seminars

Dr. Soonyi Lee, History

Dr. Andrés Matías-Ortiz, History

Dr. Benjamin Abelson, Philosophy

Dr. Jude Aguwa, Religion

Dr. Austin Dacey, Seminars

Dr. K. Patrick Fazioli, Seminars

Dr. Virginia Coleman-Prisco, Seminars

Dr. Brent Saindon, Seminars

Nancy Collins, Administrative Assistant 

Course Spotlight

HIST 295 The American Revolution

This course examines the origins of the American independence movement, the struggle between the rebellious colonies and the British Empire, and the resulting governments created in the new nation. Special attention will be given to the social, political, and economic changes sparked by the Revolution.