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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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  • “We Always Swing” Jazz Series kicks off the 2014–15 season with a double-bill concert
    Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side All-Stars + Joe Lovano AND special guest Chucho Valdés
    Thursday, October 2. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
    Discounted tickets available for MU faculty, staff, and students:
    Front floor/lower balcony—$35 (regularly $45)
    Middle of floor, back—$30 (regularly $39)
    Call 573-449-3009 or visit
    Student/group discounts available (6 or more tickets)
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  • Professor Elijah Anderson, from Yale University, will discuss race relations during his upcoming lecture, “New American Color Line.”
    Oct. 9, 3:30 p.m., Leadership Auditorium, second floor, Student Union
    This talk is co-sponsored by W.W. Norton Publishing, the Department of Sociology, the Black Studies Department and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitor’s Program.
  • The Peace Studies Program and the Department of Romance Languages present “Learning from Latin American Social Movements” by Clif Ross and Marcy Rein
    Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Middlebush 212
    Ross and Rein will be speaking on their book, Until the Rulers Obey, which examines democratization in Latin America. Invite your Homecoming visitors and relatives to the talk!
    The Peace Studies Program will host a limited number of visiting alumni as guests to dinner with the speakers, at the Broadway Brewery (816 E Broadway, Columbia) at 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 24. E-mail for reservations, please.

Dean Michael J. O'Brien


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