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Department of Humanities

Have you ever heard that saying “Great minds think alike?" That’s one point of view you won't find in the Department of Humanities at the University of Mobile. What you will discover is a challenging, dynamic exchange of ideas in classes taught by professors who passionately believe that learning to think critically, creatively, analytically and comprehensively is key to understanding yourself and your world.

As a humanities major, you will engage in informal intellectual discussions with professors and students who have a diversity of thought. You may choose to participate in the annual reading marathon, where works such as Don Quixote, Crime and Punishment, or Moby Dick are read non-stop beneath the stars. Or you may make plans to join your professors on a road trip to see Congress in action in Washington, D.C., and come face-to-face with man's inhumanity to man at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The humanities will prepare you to live your life to the fullest, to know who you are, what you believe, and why you believe it. The liberal arts and sciences education you gain through the study of communication, English, humanities, and modern foreign language will prepare you for any career field, and lay the groundwork for advanced study in graduate school, law school and seminary.

For more information, contact Dr. Ted Mashburn, Chair, Department of Humanities.

Humanities Annual Reading Marathon  Humanities Annual Reading Marathon with Dr Mark Foley

Degrees Offered

Majors Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
  • Teacher Certification in English Language Arts (in conjunction with the University of Mobile's School of Education)

Minors Offered:

  • English
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Modern Foreign Language

Foreign Languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Career Opportunities

In the Humanities, the assignment is life and how to live it. You learn about the qualities of leadership. You study the pitfalls and discover how to avoid them; you grapple with the decisions that leaders must make and the consequences that follow. These are the types of issues that are part of the human predicament, and are great preparation for a broad range of careers and a perfect platform for advanced study in:

  • Graduate School
  • Law School
  • Seminary

While the humanities prepares you for leadership roles in practically any career field, career areas may include:

  • Grants Writer
  • Editor
  • High School English Teacher
  • College Professor
  • Missionary
  • Lawyer
  • Minister
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Advertising Executive
  • Consultant