About the School of Humanities

Welcome from the School Director

Welcome to the School of Humanities. The faculty of the School are committed to ensuring that students receive the best educational experiences we can provide. We are proud to provide curricula that are interdisciplinary, intercultural, and intellectually and aesthetically stimulating. Almost every student who attends Penn State Harrisburg must take courses offered by the school to meet their general education requirements. Thus, we strive to enhance their skills in critical thinking, writing, and public speaking so that they can succeed in their chosen majors and later in their professions and careers.

In addition, the School of Humanities seeks to infuse our curricular and co-curricular programming with an international spirit to help create students who are at home anywhere in the world. Our goal is to develop engaged, enthusiastic students who are willing to take on the challenges facing the world. To this end, the school offers courses in topics as diverse as African and African American studies, American studies, art history and studio art, communications, English, ethics, film and media studies, foreign languages, history, Jewish studies, journalism, literature, music and music history, philosophy, religious studies, speech, theatre, women's studies, and writing. As a result, our students gain an understanding of life and the world from a wide variety of perspectives.
The School seeks to enhance the student experience by providing a wealth of activities and programming, from film and theater to musical performances and well-known speakers. Please join us at these events! We would also love to discuss our undergraduate and graduate majors with you!

Welcome to Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities website.

Gregory A. Crawford, Ph.D.
Interim Director, School of Humanities