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2024-2025 Catalog DRAFT (working copy for edits) 
2024-2025 Catalog DRAFT (working copy for edits)

School of Arts and Humanities

School of Arts & Humanities
Location: Memorial Classroom Building, Monticello
Telephone: (870) 460-1078 / Fax: (870) 460-1961
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3460, Monticello, AR 71656
Website: https://www.uamont.edu/academics/arts-humanities/index.html


Professors Borse, Harper (Dean), Pack, Richard, Stewart, and Walter; Associate Professors Anders, Bearden, Bloom, Jean-Francois, Nugent, and Olsen; Assistant Professors Busath, Sunam, and Zelenak; Instructors Evans, Hartness, and Nicholson.

The mission of the School of Arts and Humanities is to cultivate students’ appreciation of and pleasure in literature, languages, philosophy, art, and music, as well as to give them the personal and professional skills to pursue stimulating careers for creative individuals with excellent writing, speaking, and critical thinking abilities. Many Arts and Humanities courses serve the entire campus as General Education requirements or as requirements for disciplines outside the School of Arts and Humanities.

The School offers four Bachelors of Arts degrees in the following disciplines: Art, Communication, English, and Music. Art major course work includes painting, drawing, art history, and graphic design. The Communication major offers four areas of emphasis: applied communication, media, professional writing, and speech. The English major offers concentrations in creative writing, literature, and composition and rhetoric. The Bachelor of Arts in Music has voice, piano, instrumental, and jazz concentrations.

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts is a flexible, multidisciplinary degree.

A Bachelor of Music Education degree prepares future music teachers. Minors are available in Art, English, French, Music, Philosophy, Spanish, and Communication.

The School also offers a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, a Master of Fine Arts in Debate and Communication, a Master of Arts in English, and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies.

Major and Minor Requirements


  1. All baccalaureate degrees require at least 120 hours of college credit courses at the 1000-level or above. These courses must include the General Education requirements found elsewhere in this catalog and at least 40 hours of 3000-4000 level courses. Students planning to teach should review the certification requirements provided by the School of Education.
  2. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in ENGL 1013 before a student may enroll in the next higher composition course.


Undergraduate Major


Other Programs