University of California Irvine, Irvine

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The School of Humanities is one of the academic units of the University of California, Irvine. Upon the school's opening in 1965, the Division of Humanities was one of the five liberal arts divisions that the campus had to offer. Samuel McCulloch was appointed as UC Irvine's founding dean of Humanities 1953. The School hosts the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae and the University of California Humanities Research Institute.
The division of humanities is one of the five liberal arts divisions that opened with the campus in 1965. In 1963, Samuel McCulloch was appointed as the founding dean of UC Irvine Division of Humanities and laid its foundation. Upon the campus' opening day, he created four departments within the divion with a total of thirty-one faculty members. The four departments were: English and Comparative Literature, Foreign Languages and Literature, History, and Philosophy. By 1967, the governing body of UC Irvine turned the five liberal arts divisions into individual schools and the Division of Humanities had become the School of Humanities. In 1970 the Humanities Core Course was implemented and there was a focus on strengthening existing Humanities departments for the rest of the 1970s. The school also launched a doctorate in Critical Theory, making UC Irvine to be the only university in the country to offer a doctorate in the field. In the 1980s, Dean Ken Bailes founded the Organized Research Unit in Critical Theory and brought the system wide University of California Humanities Research Institute to UC Irvine. The School of Humanities started gaining national recognition and it expanded and grew throughout the 1990s and 2000s. The Humanities Instructional Building and Humanities Gateway were built and completed the Humanities Quad. The school today continues to expand by adding special programs and by creating cross collaboration with different schools on campus. The school has a total of 13 departments and over 20 majors and several interdisciplinary programs.
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  • University of California Irvine is a great university, with almosyt zero social life. And, the roundabout design of streets and the campus simply confuse and defy logic. Makes person stay away... 
    University of California Irvine is a great university, with almosyt zero social life. And, the roundabout design of streets and the campus simply confuse and defy logic. Makes person stay away...  more »
  • This is a great university with many outstanding departments. The location is gorgeous and is well worth a visit while in the area. 
    This is a great university with many outstanding departments. The location is gorgeous and is well worth a visit while in the area.  more »
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  • First time to UCI. To my surprise, much larger than uCLA. Good college, especially the honors program.
  • Very impressive University. I felt like I was at a resort. Everything was clean and orderly. The people are all friendly and willing to show visitors why this campus is so highly regarded.

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