Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters

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College of Arts and Letters
College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame coat of arms.svg
Established 1842
Type College
Parent institution University of Notre Dame
Location South Bend, Indiana, United States
Dean John T. McGreevy
Undergraduates 1,914
Postgraduates 1,128

The College of Arts and Letters is the oldest and largest college within the University of Notre Dame.


The College of Arts and Letters is the oldest in the University, and it was founded in 1842 with the University itself.


The Humanities

  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies (includes journalism)
  • Classics (includes Arabic Studies)
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • English
  • German and Russian Languages and Literatures
  • History
  • Irish Language and Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Program of Liberal Studies
  • Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Theology
O'Shaughnessy Hall, the seat of the College of Arts and Letters

The Arts

  • Art, Art History & Design
  • Film, Television, and Theatre
  • Music

The Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

The Dean of the College of Arts and Letters is John McGreevey, Ph.D.

Medieval Institute[edit]

The College of Arts and Letters is affiliated with the Notre Dame Medieval Institute, that is regarded among the best center for Medieval Studies,[1] it is ranked number #6 by U.S. News & World Report.[2] The institute was formally founded in 1946, but it was created on a pre-existing program of medieval studies that dated back to the 1930s. [3][4]

Its rare book collection contains holds microfilms and photographic copies of nearly all of the Latin and vernacular materials and many of those in Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic housed in the great Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan,[5] this collection was conceived in 1960, when the Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Giovanni Montini (future Pope Paul VI) visited campus for an honorary degree. Starting in 1962, the library acquired microfilm of over 35,000 manuscripts.[6]

Additionally, the Institute's collection also features the Astrik L. Gabriel Universities Collection, which collects book, journals, and other sources on the histories of Universities worldwide.[7]


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Coordinates: 41°42′01.1″N 86°14′08.7″W / 41.700306°N 86.235750°W / 41.700306; -86.235750