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

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Images (l/r): Alka Sapat, Ph.D.; Book cover of “Coming Home After Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery,” edited by Alka Sapat; Ann-Margaret Esnard
Research Thursdays - Investigating the Implications of COVID-19 for Hurricane-Prone Areas

Alka Sapat, Ph.D., director of the School of Public Administration, is the lead Principal Investigator on this NSF Rapid Response Research Study more

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Letter From the Dean - Welcoming the Schools of Architecture and Public Administration

We are very excited to welcome our new students, faculty and staff and we look forward to the collaborative work that will be possible more

Images (l/r): Kelly J. Shannon; Book cover of “U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights” (2018);
Research Thursdays - Promoting Equity and Understanding of Diverse Cultures

Kelly J. Shannon, Associate Professor of History has been appointed the new director of FAU’s Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative (PJHR) more

Images (l/r): Book cover of “Jewfish;” Andrew Furman
Research Thursdays - “Jewfish,” a new novel by English Professor Andrew Furman

This new novel shines a light on the environmental issues facing south Florida and the planet more

Image (L/R): (book cover detail) “Unstable Masks Whiteness and American Superhero Comics,” edited by Sean Guynes and Martin Lund, The Ohio State University Press, January 2020; Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins; Eric L. Berlatsky; (book cover detail) “Ms. Marvel’s America No Normal,” Edited by Jessica Baldanzi & Hussein Rashid, University of Mississippi Press, February 2020
Research Thursdays - Department of English faculty members have co-authored two articles on the intersection of superheroes and racial politics

The intersection of superheroes in comic books, racial politics, the politics of racial mixing and racial mixedness 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.