School of Humanities

The School of Humanities provides an array of programs introducing students to the great writers and thinkers of the world. As you master languages and history and contemplate belief systems, you will hone your critical thinking and writing skills. The humanities will prepare you to excel in a broad array of professions.

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Majors Offered


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Teacher Licensure


Bachelor of Arts

Political Science

Bachelor of Science


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Teacher Licensure

Available Minors

American Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish, Writing

Humanities Faculty

James A. Clark, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Humanities
Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature
Professor of English

Luis Carlos Ayarza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish

John M. Bublic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Elizabeth P. Dennis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Michael S. Fukuchi, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Rebecca L. Godwin, Ph.D.

Director, The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center
Professor of English

Alan D. Lane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Elaine Marshall, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Shawn P. McCauley, M.A.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Sharon K. Montano, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Spanish Teacher Licensure
Associate Professor of Spanish

Jane S. Webster, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Rodney A. Werline, Ph.D.

Leman and Marie Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies
Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Contact Us

Dr. Jim Clark, Dean
School of Humanities
Barton College
P.O. Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893
800-345-4973 x6450
252-399-6571 (fax)