Humanities Program

Program Overview/Mission

The Humanities Program offers courses in philosophy, ethics, comparative literature, art history, museum studies, and film studies. Students pursuing a degree in Humanities will develop skills in analytical thinking, critical analysis, visual analysis, interpretive ability, and written expression. A cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach uniquely prepares graduates to engage in today's global environment.


Program Degrees

Admission Requirements

Program Faculty

Sarah Costello
Sarah Costello

Sarah Costello

Assistant Professor of Art History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3342
Email: costello@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2121.10

Faculty Bio

Beth Merfish

Beth Merfish

Assistant Professor of Art History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3432
Email: merfish@uhcl.edu
Office: B2121.12

Faculty Bio

Keith Parsons
Keith Parsons

Keith Parsons

Professor of Philosophy,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3361
Email: parsons@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.11

Faculty Bio

Daniel Silvermintz
Daniel Silvermintz

Daniel E. Silvermintz

Associate Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3326
Email: Silvermintz@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 2529.01

Faculty Bio

Shreerekha Subramanian
Shreerekha Subramanian

Shreerekha Subramanian

Department Chair of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3430
Email: subramanian@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.15

Faculty Bio

Curriculum and Instruction

Undergraduate Program - Bachelor of Arts
The BA in Humanities provides a strong foundation in the Liberal Arts, emphasizing the development of skills such as critical and visual analysis and writing. These skills are highly valued in the workplace and in post-graduate studies. Our graduates pursue law school, graduate studies, as well as careers in education, public service, advertising, technical writing, museum work, public humanities, and many other professions.

Concentrations include art history, film studies, global studies, healthcare ethics, history, literature, philosophy, pre-law, and religious studies. Through coursework in the concentrations, students gain a grounding in the fundamental theories, concepts, practices, and methods employed in each of these fields of study.

Our students are encouraged to pursue study abroad and archaeological fieldwork, and to engage in the Houston community through assignments at local museums and other cultural institutions.

Graduate Program - Master of Arts
The graduate program in Humanities encourages interdisciplinary study with specialization in one of the following concentrations: studio arts, art history, museum studies, film studies, writing, and the history of ideas. A Masters in Humanities can provide a depth of knowledge to advance a teaching career, can prepare students for a career in the Arts, and can serve as the foundation for a Ph.D. program in a related discipline.

Additional Information

For further information about the Humanities Program and degrees, please contact:

Dr. Daniel Silvermintz
Associate Professor of Humanities & Program Director
silvermintz@uhcl.edu
281-283-3326