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Arts & Humanities Brochure

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About the Division

Welcome to Lone Star College-University Park and the Division of Arts &
Humanities. It is our honor to provide you an opportunity to explore your dreams
and passions. As future leaders, it is imperative that you acquire the critical
thinking skills that are needed in today’s society.
Our nationally-recognized faculty will push and challenge you. You can find a
list of all full-time Arts & Humanities faculty on our website. Make an appointment
to visit with your faculty member today to discuss your class progress, resource
requests, mentorship opportunities, career options and to develop a plan for
your education.
During your time here at LSC-University Park, if you have any concerns about
your courses or would like to discuss mentorship opportunities and resources
available, please stop by our office or contact the Dean’s Suite.
While you are pursuing your education, you can also learn necessary skill
sets to prepare you for the workforce. If you are interested, please email us at
[email protected] The division also works closely with the Financial
Aid office to offer student worker opportunities within our departments.
We hope to see you at one of the many events that our division hosts, including
theatrical productions, musical concerts, masterclasses, workshops, author visits
and guest history lectures. A full list of events can be found on our website by
clicking Events on the navigation menu.

The Arts & Humanities Dean’s Suite
Contact Information

[email protected] | 281.401.5361 | Office: B13.818

Jonathan Anderson, M.M. Carmelita Garcia
Instructional Dean Division Assistant

Priscilla Arteaga, M.Ed. Debbie Seidel
Division Operations Manager Division Operations Specialist

Visual & Peforming Arts:
Box Office | Event Information

[email protected] | 281.290.2742 |

Blair Doerge Diego Medrano Tabitha Shanley
Graphics Coordinator Technical Coordinator Events Coordinator

For more information, visit


Visual & Performing Arts

The Department of Art at LSC-University Park offers a range of beginning and
intermediate art courses, including Art Appreciation, Art History, Design, Drawing and
Painting. Students can take art courses to be applied toward the Fine Arts Field of Study,
to fulfill Creative Arts core requirements, as electives, or as Continuing Education.
Courses are open to both majors and non-majors and are transferrable to four-year
institutions. Small classes ensure individual attention from diverse, highly qualified faculty
members who are professionals in their fields. Each semester, studio art students have
the opportunity to display their artwork in juried or invitational art shows both on-and-off
campus. Students also have the chance to be selected to have their work featured
in LSC-University Park’s Uproar Magazine each year.

The Department of Music offers students an affordable way to take dozens of music
classes, taught by internationally recognized faculty. Students can pursue an Associate
of Arts degree in Music, take courses guaranteed to transfer to any public Texas university
or take courses toward general elective credits, including performance ensembles,
private lessons and numerous courses for beginning and advanced musicians alike.

The Department of Drama offers a range of foundational and intermediate drama
courses to fit flexible schedules. Our low student-to-faculty ratio ensures individual
attention in all classes, and our new Field of Study is designed for students to earn
their Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Drama in two years and transfer all
credits to any state Bachelor of Arts program. These areas include Performance,
Design/Technical Theatre and a general track designed primarily for education majors.

Special scholarship opportunities are available to art, music and drama students.

Aaron Alon, D.M.A. Amy Sluis, M.A.
Chair of Music & Drama Chair of Art
Director of Music, Professor of Music Associate Professor of Art History
281.290.5009 | Office: B12.110 281.290.5047 | Office: B13.867
[email protected] [email protected] 

The new Visual & Performing Arts Center will offer student musicians, actors, artists,
and theatre technicians opportunities to practice and grow their craft under the
supervision of our award-winning faculty.

Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages provides students with tools that will increase
their conversational fluency and make them lifelong language learners. The department
exposes students to different cultures and facilitates their appreciation of the diversity and
enrichment that languages provide. LSC-University Park currently offers Spanish and French
courses at various levels in face-to-face, fully online and hybrid classes. Students who take
languages can fulfill a Language, Philosophy & Culture core requirement, or apply the
class toward an Area of Concentration in International Studies.
Amy Sluis, M.A.
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Art History
281.290.5047 | Office: B13.867 | [email protected]

History, Humanities & PhiloSophy

The Department of History provides a variety of courses designed to increase student
knowledge and understanding of the history of our nation and state. It offers fully transferable
lower-division courses which examine American history from colonial times to the present.
The courses fulfill associate degree requirements. Texas history courses examine the unique
history of Texas and can be used to fulfill three hours of the six-hour history requirement for
obtaining a bachelor’s degree from a public university in the state of Texas. Experienced,
highly-qualified faculty provide instruction in a variety of formats designed to meet the
individual needs of students. In addition to small, traditional face-to-face classes, courses
are also offered online. The Field of Study in History provides students planning to major in
history a head start on their major coursework.

The Department of Humanities offers transferable courses that explore culture and values,
introducing students to history, literature, music, philosophy and arts across the ages and
around the world. A valuable addition to any degree plan, humanities studies emphasize
critical thought and cultural awareness, skills that benefit students not only in future classes,
but in future careers as well. Courses may be taken out of sequence, so students can begin
exploring creative expression and the human condition in any or all LSC-University Park
online or face-to-face humanities classes.

The Department of Philosophy can help you think critically about every aspect of your life
and ask questions about the nature of the world. No matter your area of study, philosophy
can improve it. LSC-University Park offers fully-transferable courses, including Introduction
to Philosophy, Ethics, Logic and World Religions. The courses fulfill associate degree
requirements. Highly qualified, experienced and passionate faculty provide instruction in a
variety of formats, designed to meet the individual needs of students. We offer face-to-face
and online classes.
Matthew Keyworth, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Professor of History
281.290.5056 | Office: B13.807 | [email protected]

Developmental English & ESOL

The LSC-University Park Developmental English Department offers courses that refine
reading and writing skills to prepare students for success in college-level courses.
Students become efficient readers and writers by creating a toolbox of strategies for
both academic and work environments.

The mission of the Department of English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL/ESL)
at Lone Star College-University Park is to offer English classes that prepare students for
success in college-level courses, the global workplace, and their daily lives. LSC-UP is
an innovative campus, where ESOL learners have multiple opportunities to engage in
cultural and educational events and be a part of the community.

Brian L. Reeves, M.A.
Department Chair, Professor of English & Developmental English
281.290.3749 | Office: B13.814 | [email protected]


The Department of English offers courses that teach students to think for themselves in a
culturally diverse setting, while providing a strong foundation in academic writing and
critical thinking. Students benefit threefold: academically, professionally and personally.

Credit English classes include English 1301 and English 1302, which focus on
composition and rhetoric techniques and the research process. Upper-level courses on
British, American and World Literature survey authors and their writings from various
time periods. Upper-level courses in Technical Writing, Creative Writing and Forms of
Literature are also available. Classes are offered during the day, evening and on the
weekends with online and hybrid options available.

Suzanne Weatherly, Ed.D.
Department Chair, Professor of English & Developmental English
281.290.3759 | Office: B13.820 | [email protected]


Strong writing skills support academic and professional success. Located in the Student
Learning Resource Center (SLRC), The Writing Lab provides free academic coaching and
services to help students strengthen their writing skills. Our writing coaches also provide help
with résumés, scholarships and transfer applications. Please go to
to learn more.

Campus & Community Engagement

• Art Shows • Philosophy in Film
• Arts & Humanities Lecture Series • POP-UP Academic Conference on
• Author Visits
• ESOL: Celebrate Culture Series Pop Culture
• Full Season of Plays & Musicals • ReadUP!
• History Moments • The Mighty Pen
• Music Concerts, Recitals & • The University Park Historical Society
• Uproar: Literary/Arts Magazine
Master Classes

Information about all division-hosted events may be found on the Division website

Dean of Division 1 arts & Humanities

Jonathan Anderson, M.M.
Dean of Arts & Humanities
281.401.5313 | Office: B13.818 | [email protected]

For more information, visit

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