104 Strain Behavioral Science Building
College of Humanities, Fine, and Performing Arts Website
Interim Assistant to the Dean
Helen Forsythe Kirk
Modern Languages and Cultures
The Martha Gault Art Gallery is named in honor of the long time chairperson of
the Slippery Rock University Art Department who oversaw the initial development
of the department. The gallery features a series of exhibitions during the academic
year and summer exhibition. The program includes all media and artists, ranging
from those of special local interest to those of regional and national reputation,
and a student show in April.
Programs and courses in the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts acquaint
students with those broad and representative fields of knowledge and intellectual
skills vital for the function of a free society. All students complete liberal
studies courses within the College. These courses provide the foundation for a
rewarding private life and intelligent participation in society, while providing
the framework for a variety of careers in an ever-changing economy.
The College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts offers formal programs of
study leading to baccalaureate degrees. The College’s degree programs give students
the opportunity to encounter a broad range of questions and ideas focusing on
human responses to moral, historical, aesthetic, creative and philosophical problems.
Dedicated to learning in the liberal arts tradition, the humanities and fine arts
provide an excellent basis for rewarding and productive careers. Disciplines include
art, Asian studies, dance, English, history, modern languages and cultures, music,
philosophy, theatre, and women’s studies.