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Division of Humanities

Learn how to communicate on a new level in the Lindenwood University-Belleville Division of Humanities, shooting and editing video, studying poetry or acting on stage.

About the Program

The Division of Humanities offers degrees in:

We blend practical and epistemological methods of instruction for our diverse course offerings. We invite you to join us on our academic journey.

About the Faculty

The faculty members of the Division of Humanities at Lindenwood University Belleville seek to explore how we create and convey meaning in contexts as varied as cutting edge techniques in video production and profundities in the poetry of Homer. Our division provides many of the courses that form the foundation of our University’s general education curriculum.

We are expanding. We have a vigorous faculty, most of whom have arrived on our campus since the spring of 2012.

About the Facilities

Our facilities are growing as well, especially since the opening of our multi-million dollar Communications Center during the fall of 2012; this hub for our communications majors complements our historic auditorium, a beautifully restored performance space, designed and constructed in 1924 by renowned St. Louis architect, William B. Ittner, that hosts myriad events in the fine arts.

In 2005, the building was officially named “Lindenwood Auditorium” by donors Fred and Barbara Kern. Capable of seating 940, the auditorium boasts a stage that is 30 feet deep and 50 feet wide and has excellent acoustics. Lindenwood Belleville was named one out of 84 official Steinway Schools in the nation after receiving its first Steinway Piano in September 2008. In addition, the Auditorium received the Landmark Award from the St. Clair County Historical Society in October 2008.

The facility is a prime example of early 20th Century architecture and has provided the location for musical and theatrical performances for nearly 90 years.

Mission Statement

The Humanities Division at Lindenwood University-Belleville inspires graduates to become ethical, globally aware citizens imbued with a spirit of lifelong inquiry and intellectual curiosity. Students articulate analytical and creative ideas for a variety of audiences and apply critical thinking skills to innovative, practical endeavors.

Division of Humanities News

Division of Humanities

Communication Grad Amazed by How Far She’s Come So Quickly

Kasey Washausen still vividly remembers nervously sitting behind the microphone for the first time in the radio studio at Lindenwood University-Belleville. That was in the spring of 2015. Two years later, she’s a brand new graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a new career, which started with a regular shift on the air at a St. Louis radio station before she was even handed her diploma.

Division of Humanities

In Showcase, Humanities Students Show off What They've Learned

As the school year rapidly comes to a close, Lindenwood University-Belleville students had a chance Thursday, April 27, to share with others some of the exciting things they’ve learned. Students from the Humanities Division presented highlights of their work in a public showcase held in the classrooms and hallways of the West Wing. Visitors walked from room to room to see poetry readings, short films, graphic artwork, script recitals, and many other forms of art.

Lindenwood University
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226