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Liberal arts education is at the heart of the University of Denver. Our faculty, staff and students come together in a shared quest for knowledge of the human condition.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean of AHSS


mcintoshAfter the intensity of fall finals week, the campus is quieter during December as students and faculty scatter to work on a variety of projects. Some are present for intensive, 3-week interterm courses. Other students and faculty are using the weeks to focus on scholarship and creative projects – from data collection and reading for senior theses or publications to focused writing, creative work and travel. Our winter “break” provides a unique period for the DU community to do intensive work beyond the typical classroom. 

I look forward to January, when everyone returns, renewed by both relaxation and engagement during the break, to share in the classroom what they have learned and done.

Looking ahead to winter quarter, I encourage students, faculty, prospective students and alumni to mark your calendars for upcoming events, including our popular faculty lecture series.

Also, students should stay tuned for a call for internship stipend applications. Internships are a critical career entrée for aspiring professionals, and my office helps students find and apply to internships. We offer three $3,000 internship grants to fund students taking for-credit internships during summer session 2015. And I hope our alums will contact us if your employer is hiring interns – we love when DU alums hire DU students as interns.

I invite prospective students, parents, alumni and friends to visit the impressive nine AHSS buildings on campus, explore AHSS’s robust course offerings and meet with our expert faculty and student scholars. Please keep your comments and follow-up questions coming; don't hesitate to contact me or the members of my office if you have any questions or comments.


Danny McIntosh, Dean