The Department of History explores the human experience through study of the globe’s regions, peoples and intellectual pursuits as they developed over time. The department is known internationally for its work on the histories of the Atlantic world, East Asia, Europe, the Hellenic world, Latin America, the Middle East, science and the United States.
Address: 5005 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.
Pamela Radcliff, Chair: (858) 534-3040
Main Office: (858) 534-1996
Susan Bernal, MSO: (858) 534-3614
The Department of Literature is unique both conceptually and structurally in that it combines studies of language, literature, and culture in a single department. It is celebrated for taking a comparative world-cultures approach, for its teaching of creative writing and for its synthesis of scholarship, literary arts and translation.
Address: 110 Literature Building
Yingjin Zhang, Chair: (858) 534-4618
Main Office: (858) 534-3210
Nancy Ho-Wu, MSO: (858) 534-3216
Based in the state-of-the-art Conrad Prebys Music Center, with a faculty of distinguished scholars, performers, composers and computer music researchers, the Department of Music focuses on contemporary and experimental music and fosters an atmosphere of diversity, collaboration and interdisciplinary inquiry.
Address: Conrad Prebys Music Center
Rand Steiger, Chair: (858) 534- 3230
Main Office: (858) 534-3230
Barbara Jackson, MSO: (858) 534-3231
The Department of Philosophy is committed to interdisciplinary work. It excels, in particular, in philosophy of science, ethics and history of philosophy – and is known internationally for integrating the latest findings from psychology and physics into cutting-edge scholarship.
Address: 7002 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.
Jonathan Cohen, Chair: (858) 534-6802
Main Office: (858) 534-3070
Debbie Ambrose, MSO: (858) 534-3074
The Department of Theatre and Dance teaches and practices innovative, eclectic and interdisciplinary work. It is also committed to attracting and sustaining a diverse group of students. According to U.S. News & World Report, the department has been among the nation's top three for more than a decade.
Address: 2550 Galbraith Hall
Charles Means, Chair: (858) 534-2062
Main Office: (858) 534-3791
Gris Arellano, MSO: (858) 534-1045
New synergies of art practice and avant-garde research are hallmarks of the Department of Visual Arts. One of the nation’s top-ranked programs and an innovative force in the international art community for nearly half a century, the department includes artists, theorists, historians and cultural practitioners in one collaborative environment.
Address: 216 Mandeville Center
Jack Greenstein, Chair: (858) 534-0418
Main Office: (858) 534-2860
Jackie Griffin, MSO: (858) 534-3740
Dennis Childs, Director
Bennetta Jules-Rosette, Director
Karen Gocsik, InterimDirector
Luis Alvarez, Director
Karl Gerth, Director
Monte Johnson, Director
John Moore, Director
Allan Havis, Director
Todd Kontje, Director
Pasquale Verdicchio, Director
Daisuke Miyao, Director
Amelia Glaser, Director
Todd Henry, Director
Michael Provence, Director
Amelia Glaser, Director
Catherina Gere, Director
Babak Rahimi, Director