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Dean's Welcome

Dear Students:

Your path of discovery begins here.

No other disciplines are better suited to prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century than Arts and Communication. Both provide solid foundations -- reading, writing, and critical thinking. You will learn practical research skills, as well as ponder issues that have occupied humans for centuries. These skills are honed with class assignments, ranging from critical reviews to proposals to web pages. These assignments will test students' abilities. Here you will have the opportunity to learn a foreign language (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish) as well as use state-of-the-art technology to study other cultures. Your degree will prepare you for a rewarding career or for further study at the graduate level. Most importantly, it will make you ready to be a true citizen of the globe.

This school's greatest advantage is its ability to intermix with Florida Tech's technological and scientific disciplines. It is common to find students on this campus working on engineering projects while thinking about the philosophy of Plato or modern mass media culture. You can find them studying music, strategic communication, journalism, international relations, world religions, film, law, Shakespeare, or the history of the Space Age.

In your Arts and Communication courses you will sit next to students who aim to become medical doctors, engineers, lawyers or airline pilots. You will also get to meet international students from more than one hundred countries. If you seek degree programs and a university that challenges your mind and captures your heart, this is the place for you!

Our faculty are committed to students, evidenced by the recognition for teaching excellence and service awarded to many members of the department. They are dedicated to sharing their wonder at the genius of figures ranging from Dante to Zora Neale Hurston to Abraham Lincoln. Their passion for their subjects and their drive for excellence is contagious. Students learn the value of careful thinking, good writing and critical thought. These subjects are essential for success in careers of the 21st Century.

If you want to learn and grow as a student and a human being, the School of Arts and Communication stands ready to take you aboard and guide you on your path of discovery. Your future begins here!

Robert A. Taylor, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
Professor of History

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