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The Department of Humanities offers a wide array of undergraduate programs in English, History, and Spanish, along with Master of Arts degrees in English, History and Political Thought, and LLT (Language, Literature, and Translation).  In addition, Humanities offers courses (based in College Station) and houses the International Language Institute.

Humanities' programs and courses present a holistic educational approach that develops students seeking a Liberal Arts education.  The department's diverse faculty is dedicated to fulfilling TAMIU's mission by upholding the core principles of integrity, respect, and academic excellence.  Our graduates will think critically and possess the skills necessary to communicate and make decisions effectively in the global environment.  They will have the tools to take leadership positions in the fields of higher education, public service, and the private sector, serving in such essential roles as those of administrators, analysts, writers, researchers, and translators.

Department Chair

Dr Jonathan Murphy
Associate Professor of English
PLG 314
(956) 326-2602 



Department of Humanities
5201 University Boulevard, Pellegrino Hall 314, Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Phone: 956-326-2470 Fax: 956-326-2469 E-mail: