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Division Head: Professor Art Melton 
Locations: Estelle Campbell Center for the Arts (CAC), June Buchanan Alumni Center, and Cushing Hall
Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes (pdf)
Fall 2019 Schedule of Classes  (pdf)
Course Descriptions

Dr. Salmons

Alice Lloyd College’s Humanities Division houses the academic disciplines of English, Art, Drama, Speech, and Music and offers additional coursework in Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Religion, Communication Studies, Theatre Arts, and Spanish.

By serving as the foundation for ALC’s liberal arts education, the humanities promote the theoretical investigation of the human condition by fostering critical thinking, personal expression, and academic inquiry in its students through the acts of writing, reading, performance, and research. Because of their philosophical orientation, humanities courses most often analyze aesthetic traditions and cultural values within a socio-historical context by a faculty dedicated to providing a student-centered education in the classroom.

Besides regular coursework, the Humanities Division also provides many extracurricular opportunities on ALC’s campus. Students may compete in the Billie and Curtis Owens Writing Contest and the James V. Mongiardo Speech Competition, sing as members of The Voices of Appalachia choir, act in campus-sponsored plays, or learn the craft of spinning clay for pottery. Such opportunities allow students to explore a variety of disciplines in the humanities, which add to their understanding of themselves, their culture, and their place in the world.

To find out more about the arts at Alice Lloyd College, please visit this page.

Majors / Minors Offered

Bachelor of Arts in English
Bachelor of Arts in English Education 8-12
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Minor in English
Speech Communications and Theatre Arts Minor

Extracurricular Activities

Voices of Appalachia
The Alice Lloyd College Theatre Club
The Billie and Curtis Owens Literary Society
Spinning Pottery with Michael Ware
The Billie and Curtis Owens Writing Contest
The James V. Mongiardo Speech Competition

Meet Our Faculty

Ms. Sara Pitts

Sara Pitts is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Alice Lloyd College’s newest major. She is completing her doctorate in Communication Studies with emphasis in Instructional and Interpersonal Communication at West Virginia University.  She completed her M.A.E. in Counseling and Student Affairs in 2012 and her B.A. in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Western Kentucky University (WKU) in Bowling Green, KY.  She is a Kentucky native with an interest in helping students achieve their goals. She worked as an academic advisor at WKU for several years before starting her PhD, which ultimately lead to her research interests in the intersections between instructional communication and academic advising. Her teaching interests include small group communication, interpersonal communication, and organizational communication. When she is not in the classroom or her office, you will likely see her walking around campus with her best boy, her dog, Archibald. 

 

Dr. Cindy Salmons

Dr. Cindy Salmons is an Assistant Professor of English and co-chair of the English Department. She joined the faculty at ALC in 2008. Her areas of study include 20th Century American Literature, Women’s Literature, and Appalachian Literature. Her doctoral dissertation, “‘Strength to do what we can’:  Sacrifice and Empowerment in Appalachian Women’s Literature,” combines these interests and was completed at the University of Kentucky in 2012, where she also completed a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies. She earned a Master’s Degree from Marshall University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Alice Lloyd College. Her other areas of teaching interest include Composition (introductory and advanced), 19th Century American Literature, African American Literature, and Technical Writing. She won the Alice Lloyd College Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award in 2015. She attended The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s Seminar on Slave Narratives in American Literature and History, held on the campus of Yale University, in June 2016.