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College of Arts & Science

Welcome to the College of Arts and Science

We are the oldest college west of the Mississippi and the largest division at MU. The college provides its more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students with liberal education programs in fine and performing arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. In addition, the college is responsible for teaching most of the core courses required of all undergraduate students on campus. Read more...


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  • Based on A True Story: The Intersections of Documentary Film and Journalism
    March 4–6
    Reynolds Journalism Institute

    The Mizzou Advantage conference, which explores where documentary film and journalism converge and diverge, immediately precedes the True/False Film Fest and offers a great opportunity to engage with some notable filmmakers, critics and journalists. Guests include Sarah Burns, the director of The Central Park Five, Joshua Oppenheimer, the award-winning director of Act of Killing, Pulitzer Prize winning film critic Wesley Morris, and Jesse Moss, director of The Overnighters.

    Registration is free—but required—for MU students, faculty, and staff. The charge for those outside the MU community is $25. Visit the website for additional details on presenters, the schedule, and registration:

  • Placing the Holocaust in History: Shifting Perspectives, 1960-2010
    March 12, 2015 4:00 p.m.
    Leadership Auditorium, Student Center 2501

    Professor Geoff Eley from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor will lecture on the ways in which historians have represented this catastrophe, and the ways in their perspectives have changed. Eley works in the fields of Modern German and European History, with further interests in comparative fascism, film and history, and questions of historiography.

    The lecture is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Fund for Distinguished Visitors, Departments of History, German and Russian Studies, Peace Studies, and Curators’ Professor Jonathan Sperber.

  • NEH Grant Application-writing Workshop
    Thursday, March 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Mark Twain Ballroom, Memorial Union

    Faculty and staff members at universities across Missouri are invited to a grant-writing workshop coordinated by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The workshop will include a general overview of NEH programs and initiatives, followed by a session devoted to specific issues involved in the writing and review of applications, including tips and strategies.

    To register, please complete this form or contact Amanda Schlink at 573-884-4482 or For more information, visit

Dean Michael J. O'Brien


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