College of Humanities
and Social Sciences

Welcome to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Our disciplines are the fundamental building blocks at the center of all education. By studying history, political science, language, communication, culture and other human influences, students are better able to understand the world around them and their place in it, no matter what career path they may take.

Faculty in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences have been recognized for their teaching excellence and scholarly achievements at local, regional, state, national and international levels. Courses in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences exceed the national norms in teacher effectiveness and course excellence. The colleges  ‘Ethics, Western Civilization and American Traditions’ (EWCAT) classes offer an innovative approach to core classes in the undergraduate curriculum designed to enhance critical thinking and research skills.

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Abounding Love for Poetry

Abounding Love for Poetry PictureMany kids grow up aspiring to be professional athletes or musicians performing for thousands of people or actors on the big screen. Nick Lantz had a different aspiration than those kids.

The assistant professor of English at Sam Houston State University and new editor of the Texas Review fell in love with writing and poetry during his teenage years.


National Book Awards

NBA JPEGThe 2016 National Book Award Winners in Young People's Literature will be featured guests when they visit Sam Houston State University and Huntsville on April 24-25 for the annual National Book Awards Festival.

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