Division of Humanities


Robert Kibler and MSU student Bill Luetzen explore the ancient Tea-Horse Road, Southern Himalayas
Bill Harbort with an installation at the opening of the "Songs for Spirit Lake" at the Robert Rauschenberg Project Space in New York City.

Welcome to our two respective wings of the Division of Humanities at Minot State University: English Literature, Humanities, Foreign Language, and Art, Theatre Arts, Broadcasting and Communication Arts. Here you will find some of the best qualified faculty in the state and in the nation, dedicated both to sharing with you our knowledge of the Liberal Arts, and encouraging in you your own passions for a life understood through our fields of study. We can help you learn a language, write an essay, analyze and create a work of art, collaborate with fellow artists. Likewise, we will join with you in discussions and activities stressing the links between skills and ideas, traditions and innovations, knowledge and imagination, words and truths. These are big and important tasks, and we mean to invite you into them because doing so serves as our greatest purpose. Check out our faculty websites, ask us your questions, and do come for a visit. We believe you will like what you see, and it is our sincere hope that you will come and join us here. Together, we can take on the world.


Robert Kibler, chair, Literature, Humanities, and Foreign Language.
701-858-3876 or robert.kibler@minotstateu.edu

Bill Harbort, chair, Art, Theatre Art, Broadcasting and Communication Arts
701-858-3108 or bill.harbort@minotstateu.edu

Mission Statement
The Division of Humanities fosters critical and creative engagement in the study of diverse literatures and languages, cultures and societies, visual and performing arts, and print and broadcast communications.

Program Goals
Humanities students at Minot State study the expression of the human spirit in words and images. This includes:

  • studying basic communication skills in speech and writing,
  • studying the ways different cultures and historical periods express their unique spirit in words and images,
  • studying the ways individuals express their unique vision and spirit in words and images,
  • studying the relationships among technique, meaning, and vision in human expression.

Humanities Scholarship
This scholarship opportunity is available because of financial contributions of the Division’s faculty members. Applicants must be majoring in one of the disciplines housed within the Division of Humanities (Art, Broadcasting, English, Foreign Language, Theater), have an outstanding academic record, and be a sophomore, junior, or senior. Awards are given based on the strength of the application and are decided by the Humanities Scholarship Committee with input from the faculty associated with the applicant’s specific field. The Humanities Scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s tuition over two semesters of the following academic year. A minimum GPA of 3.25 is required to apply.

Additional Scholarships
Award opportunities are also available in Art, English, Foreign Language, and Theatre.

Departments and Programs

Division of Humanities
500 University West
Minot, ND 58707

Phone: (701) 858-3170 or 1-800-777-0750
Fax: (701) 858-3894