DEAN SEARCH // UNL invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of our college
Majors & Minors
Our wide variety of programs in the humanities and social and natural sciences gives you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in an increasingly complex, diverse and interconnected world.
Our liberal arts education empowers you to pursue unlimited career possibilities. Arts and Sciences students develop strengths as communicators, critical thinkers, problem solvers and lifelong learners who can see the big picture. They have the skills and adaptability that employers universally value.
Why should the dean attend your class?
“The dean should attend my Biochem 431 Class because it is unlike any other college class I have ever taken. Usually a science course is all lecture based, but Dr. Bailey really gets the class involved. We do activities, worksheets and she even gives you candy :) The hands on demonstration really helps you understand what is going on in the body and enhances your education (amino acids, hemoglobin, etc). Even if you aren't science savy, you will walk away with a understanding of biochem!”
Julie, Spanish major, Biomolecules and Metabolism with Prof. Cheryl Bailey
“The dean would have the unique opportunity to participate in one of the most interesting classes UNL has to offer. Intercultural Communication is a live, face-to-face interaction with classes around the world. During the semester, we have weekly video conferences with students in Turkey and Russia. With the help of technology, we are able to see and hear life-size projections of our international classmates and they will be able to see and hear us as well.”
Amanda, Communication Studies major, Intercultural Communication with Prof. Chuck Braithwaite
“Because it illustrates a way of learning that seems to have been forgotten by many. it is learning by trial and error, fining truth through discussion. i love ethical theory because it is so much a discussion based class. to make it short and sweet, the dean should attend my phil 320 class because it shows that learning, and equally importantly, critical thinking is alive here at UNL.”
Joseph, Philosophy major, Ethical Theory with Prof. David Sobel
“The dean should attend my Psychology of Perception class because the class focuses on how we perceive and react to the world around us. Our environment is constantly changing and how we perceive it changes as well. As science and technology advances, so too will our understanding of how and why we perceive the world the way we do. Dr. Flowers does an excellent job of highlighting important concepts that pertain to perception and portrays them in an interesting manner.”
Andrew, Psychology major, Psychology of Perception with Prof. John Flowers
“First off, because American History provides the foundation for our noble country. By studying it, we can see who we are, where we've come from, and where we have the ability to go. The founding of our country had many implications for our manner of doing things now - such as how the government is set up, why people have the beliefs that they do, and what is important to different people of different backgrounds. In addition, history classes are the best around and Dr. Reddekopp is awesome!”
Amanda, History and Political Science major, American History to 1877 with Prof. Randy Reddekopp
“Because it gives you insight into the inner workings of the human mind while defining what different psychological disorders may exist and how to identify and treat them. Abnormal Psychology (PSYC380) is a great class because Dr. Rose Esseks works at making class interesting and fun by telling real-life examples. As a practicing psychologist, Dr. Esseks can tell stories from her personal experience (maintaining anonymity of her clients) to teach the students and keep us interested.”
David, Psychology major, Abnormal Psychology with Prof. Rose Esseks
“I see dead people. Twice a week at the least. And I have learned more from their anatomy in a month than I have in years of living, breathing, and using my own anatomy. How cool is that?”
Scott, Biological Sciences major, Human Anatomy with Prof. David Woodman
“He should attend my class so that he can see how crucial Ethnic Studies is, and how it transcends boundaries in social science. Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, English, etc. Ethnic Studies is the first step to understanding the world around you!”
Stephanie, Anthropology and Ethnic Studies major, Minority Experience with Prof. Greg Rutledge