College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

Welcome to the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS).   CLASS provides education in the arts, philosophy, literature, languages, and social sciences– fields that help us to understand ourselves and others and provide meaning and richness to our world.  CLASS represents EKU’s enduring commitment to a liberal arts education as the intellectual foundation for work, life, and citizenship.

In CLASS, we offer courses and academic programs that provide students with the foundation for success in a dynamic, fast-paced, and diverse world.  These foundational skills help students excel and lead in any career, cultivate the creativity and critical thinking to adapt to diverse environments, and resolve society’s most challenging problems in a culturally competent and ethical way.  CLASS is focused on cultivating skills that are vital to the contemporary workplace - teamwork, critical thinking, communication, and leadership.

CLASS houses the departments of Anthropology/Sociology/Social Work; Art and Design; Communication; English and Theatre; Government and Economics; History; Interdisciplinary Programs; Languages, Cultures, and Humanities; the School of Music; Philosophy and Religion; and Psychology. 

Interdisciplinary Programs include academic minors in African/African-American Studies, Appalachian Studies, Asian Studies, Applied Creative Thinking, Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship, International Studies, Veterans’ Studies, and Women and Gender Studies.  It also houses the interdisciplinary academic areas of Service-Learning and Education Abroad.

The Dean’s office is located in Keen Johnson, positioning it at the center of campus, as is appropriate to the foundational role its departments play in educating all EKU students.   Join us and prepare yourself to lead and excel in many fields!