Integrated Humanities




Administrative Assistants


Academic Advisor



  • McArthur, Phillip H. (1995) B.A. 1987, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1989, Indiana University; Ph.D. 1995, Indiana University.


Associate Professor

  • Beus, David (2000) B.A. 1989, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1994, University of North Carolina; Ph.D. 2002, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


Assistant Professor

  • Kajiyama, Katsuhiro, Japanese (1969) B.A. 1967, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1969, Brigham Young University.


Affiliated Faculty Members

  • Beus, Yifen, Humanities (2000) B.A. 1987, National Chengchi University; M.A. 1989, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 2000, Indiana University.
  • Mapu, Maryann;Samoan Language, B.S. 1997, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.A. 1999, University of Phoenix.
  • Sharp, Dan, Greek, Humanities (2011) B.A. 1998, Brigham Young University; B.A. 2005, Utah Valley State College; M.A. 2007, Claremont School of Theology; Ph.D. 2012, Claremont Graduate University.
  • Reid, Rowena; Samoan Language, B.S. 1976, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.S. 1981, Oregon State University; EdD. 2016, University of Southern California.
  • Tueller, James B., Spanish (1997) B.A. 1989, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1991, Columbia University; M.Phil. 1993, Columbia University; Ph.D. 1997, Columbia University.


Special Instructors

  • Bybee, Juanita, French, B.A. 2004, Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
  • Fitzgerald, Seamus; Maori Language, B.A. 1999, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.P. 2002, Massey University-New Zealand.
  • Lee, Keri, American Sign Language, (2008) B.S.E. 2005, University of Arizona.
  • McArthur, Elaine, Spanish, (1995) B.A. 1987, Brigham Young University; Post Graduate Certificate, Applied Linguistics, 1991, Indiana University.
  • Pasi, Amelia; Tongan Language, B.A. 1975, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.A. 2005, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Payne, Zachary, Spanish, B.A. University of Utah; M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa; Ph.D 2015, Complutense University-Madrid.
  • Spring, Colleen, Humanities, (1993) B.A. 1982, Brigham Young University.
  • Tovey, Shirley, French, (2004) B.A. 2001, Brigham Young University–Hawaii.


Emeritus Faculty

  • Baker, Margaret P. (1981-2002)
  • Elkington, Barbara Jo (1963-2001)
  • Marler, Michael G. (1978-2012)
  • Marler, Myrna D. (1995-2012)
  • Walker, James R. (1978-2004)
  • Ward, Gale L. (1975-2008)
  • Ward, Kathleen (1984-2006)



Programs Descriptions

Human values and beliefs are often reflected through various forms of expression, such as literature, philosophy, and the arts. The study of integrated humanities allows exploration of the various modes/forms of human expression in the Western as well as non-Western cultures. Our goal is to develop critical and analytical thinking about human civilization through a close examination of its cultural histories and expressive art forms, with an increased focus on cultivating the art of seeing, listening, and reading in more purposeful, attentive, informed, and nuanced ways. By studying these cultural products in a world context, we will gain a fuller understanding of the shared human experience coupled with a genuine appreciation for the diverse creative accomplishments of the world's people. 

The study of Integrated Humanities will provide students with a way to productively approach world cultures through their arts, music, literatures, film, folklore, history, theatre, philosophies, and aesthetics. While being introduced to new ideas, students will also have the opportunity to explore and survey critical theories and apply them in analyzing and interpreting creative works from different cultures and time periods.

Programs and Degrees

  • B.A. Integrated Humanities
  • Foundational Language Study Minor
  • Integrated Humanities Minor
  • World Language Minors
    • Chinese Minor
    • Japanese Minor
    • Spanish Minor
  • Certification of Language Proficiency by Examination

Programs Outcomes

Upon completing a major in Integrated Humanities, students will:

  1. Acquire a meaningful degree of cultural literacy they can employ effectively in everyday life.
  2. Become astute observers, interpreters and critical thinkers.
  3. Integrate a range of critical perspectives on a variety of diverse cultural expressions.
  4. Understand and manage cultural differences.
  5. Be prepared to enter graduate school and the workplace.

Certification of Language Proficiency by Examination

Students speaking a second or third-world language may receive credit by special examination for that language in which he or she has achieved the equivalent proficiency, either through missionary service, residence abroad, individual study, or courses for which no university credit was granted. Students meeting the latter criteria and wishing to receive proficiency credit for a second language to fulfill the GE requirement may see the World Languages Coordinator in McKay Faculty Building 207.