Divisions and Departments
Academic departments are classified into the following divisions:
Division of Humanities, Professor Tanya Sheehan, chair, includes the departments of Art; Classics; East Asian Studies; English, including Creative Writing; French and Italian; German and Russian; Music; Performance, Theater, and Dance; Philosophy; Religious Studies; and Spanish.
Division of Social Sciences, Professor Neil Gross, chair, includes the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Government, History, Psychology, and Sociology.
Division of Natural Sciences, Associate Professor Kevin Rice, chair, includes the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, and Statistics.
Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, Professor Adam Howard, chair, includes the departments of African-American Studies; American Studies; Cinema Studies; Education; Environmental Studies; Global Studies; Jewish Studies; Latin American Studies; Science, Technology, and Society; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Writing.
Integrated Studies: Integrated Studies, first offered in the spring of 1997, is a pioneering program in liberal arts education designed to explore an era or topic from the converging perspectives of several disciplines. The Integrated Studies semester brings together students with similar interests and provides them an opportunity to learn about a subject in depth and to make broad connections between disciplines that will help reveal the essential unity of human knowledge and experience. Structured around clusters of courses, the program is primarily for first-year students. The program and the individual courses are described under Integrated Studies in the Courses of Study section of this catalogue.