Fine Arts and Humanities

Department Contact Info

Fine Arts and Humanities

807 Walker Avenue

Memphis, TN 38126

Office: 901-435-1306

Fax: 901-435-1349

Mon – Fri 8:30A.M. – 4:30P.M.

Interim Division Chair

Dr. Linda White

linda_white@loc.edu

Administrative Assistant

Brittany Young

brittany_young@loc.edu

Office: (901) 435-1306

Interim Division Chair

Dr. Linda White

The Fine Arts and Humanities Division strives to foster a student-centered learning environment with innovative teaching and learning initiatives that develop students’ communication and literary skills, promote cultural awareness and knowledge, and enhance students’ artistic and musical abilities. The Division, with areas of study in Art (one link that takes us to art), English, Humanities, Foreign Languages, Journalism and Mass Communication, Music, Philosophy and Religion, offers majors in Art, English, Journalism and Mass Communication, and Music, all leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The division also offers an Interdisciplinary Studies major that leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.

  • Art
  • English
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Music
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Juanita Williamson, internationally respected linguist and late Distinguished Service Professor at LeMoyne-Owen College, in her statement about the centrality of the humanities to mankind’s efforts to learn noted that “among the areas of man’s learning and lore, the area of the humanities…has addressed itself to the knowing of mankind and, thus, is a frame of reference through which to view the expanding knowledge man has gained through the ages (in our time particularly, the explosion of knowledge, both basic and applied): a framework through which all technological and scientific knowledge must be viewed if the end of man is not to be a desiccation of spirit and a fatigue that turns the human being into little more than a computer or a robot.

[There is] a body of knowledge within the humanities—Art, Music, Drama, English, History, Foreign Languages, Philosophy—that makes it unique in itself, [but] there is also a common thread that runs through them all: each takes as its central focus the study of the measure of man and deals through its own frame of reference with such questions as ‘What is man?’ ‘Where do we come from?’ ‘Where do we go?’ ‘What is the meaning of life?’.”