Humanities | Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

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Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Memphis helps its undergraduate majors to understand more fully what communication is and how it can be applied effectively in a variety of contexts and settings. The program provides needed background and skills that help to make students successful in their chosen professional careers, as well as prepare them for advanced graduate study.

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English

English majors learn how language works and have the written and oral skills to communicate effectively. Some go on to become creative writers, while others go into journalism, media, business, or education. Students are encouraged to think critically, write comprehensively, and read constantly.

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History

History majors look toward a greater understanding of meaningful patterns, causes and effects of human behavior, and existence. They study human endeavor through all major geographic areas and time periods, cultural, social, and gender differences. These students love reading, writing, and digging deep into research.

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Philosophy

Philosophy focuses on ethical theories and ethical problem-solving in the context of a number of professional domains including medicine, law, and business. Students take complex and unclear problems and clarify them until they can be solved.

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Graduate Programs

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Master of Arts in English with a concentration in ESL

Develop expertise in second language acquisition, cross-cultural issues, language policy and planning, and second/foreign language instruction.

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Master of Arts in History

Advanced historical study, ranging from ancient to modern content, and global in scope.

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Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language

Become an expert in second language acquisition, cross-cultural issues, language policy and planning, and second/foreign language instruction.

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MALS

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at the University of Memphis allows students to customize an interdisciplinary course of study. Within this program, students are able to achieve specific personal and/or professional development goals and to turn valuable skills, generated through unique developmental opportunities outside the classroom, into graduate credit.

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