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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.

Ashleigh Brandmeyer“Studying at Lindenwood Belleville was a very special experience for me. As a transfer student who came here my junior year, the class sizes, personalized instruction, and specialized content area immediately attracted me. Since my time at Lindenwood Belleville, I’ve worked on numerous creative projects, including writing, directing, and producing my own film, Sweet Disposition, and I couldn’t have done that without the support of my professors and the collaboration with my peers.”

Ashleigh Brandmeyer (’18)
B.A. in Mass Communications with an Emphasis in Broadcasting


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.

Campus News

Belleville Archive

Criminal Justice Alumna Makes Next Career Move with Law School

Danielle Laramore, classes of 2017 and 2018, came to Lindenwood University-Belleville after transferring as an undergraduate student to complete her bachelor’s degree, and she credits the relationships she built at Lindenwood Belleville as the reason she is now poised to start law school at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in August 2019.

Belleville Archive

Commencement Ceremonies Move to Auditorium Due to Rain Forecast

Lindenwood University-Belleville’s 2019 Commencement Ceremonies, previously scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in Lindenwood Stadium, will be instead held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Lindenwood Auditorium on the university’s Belleville campus at 2600 W. Main St.

Lindenwood University
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226