Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

A Rich Array of Artistic and Educational Experiences

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We celebrate and reward those who seek greater knowledge for personal or professional pursuits. Explore the intellectually-enriching educational experiences our world-class faculty and special guest lecturers offer to adults of all ages. See current class schedules and register now.



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Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society is among the largest and most successful programs nationwide:

  • 20,000 members enrolled
  • Education and enrichment for people of all ages
  • Non-credit courses in a wide variety of fields, ranging from contemporary politics to the arts

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Richard Shusterman, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and English, and Director of the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture
Research Thursdays - New book by the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities

"Ars Erotica" offers a critical, comparative analysis of the erotic theories proposed by the most influential premodern cultural traditions... more

FAU Family Art Day
University Galleries Presents Family Art Day

Schmidt Center Gallery and Ritter Art Gallery on Sat., Sept. 25, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Open to kids ages 5 to 12, the event is free for families to attend. more

Rogues in the Postcolony: Narrating Extraction and Itinerancy in India will be available in January 2022
Stacey Balkan, Department of English, Will Publish Two Books This Term

"Rogues in the Postcolony: Narrating Extraction and Itinerancy" in India will be available in January 2022... more

Afghan refugees hold placards as they participate in a protest in New Delhi on Aug. 23. Hundreds of activists from various organizations and Afghan refugees protested against the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and demanded protection for Afghan women. (Harish Tyagi/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Pre-war U.S. Support for Afghan Women’s Rights Offers a Blueprint for the Future

Written by Kelly J. Shannon, Director, Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative (PJHR) featured in The Washington Post... more

Harumi Abe, Pine Island, 2018, gouache and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48.
FAU Announces the University Galleries 2021-22 Season

Each season, the University Galleries presents a variety of public programs including traveling exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, film series, and music performances, bringing the community an opportunity to explore... more

 
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At the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, we help our students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the real world. This means grounding them in important ideas and diverse perspectives. We offer an interdisciplinary approach to learning that reflects the global economy our students will enter after graduation with the objective of preparing thoughtful, creative, multi-disciplined citizens for today's workforce.