College of Arts and Sciences (Case Western Reserve University)

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Case Western Reserve University
College of Arts and Sciences
DeanJoy Ward
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The College of Arts and Sciences of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, is the oldest school of Case Western Reserve University. The school houses educational and research programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, and mathematical sciences. The college is organized into 21 academic departments and several interdisciplinary programs and centers. Students can choose a major or minor from almost 60 unique undergraduate programs, design their own courses of study, or enroll in integrated bachelor's/master's degree programs.[2]


The College of Arts and Sciences traces its origins to the founding of Western Reserve College in Hudson, Ohio in 1826, about 26 miles southwest of Cleveland. In 1882 Western Reserve College moved to Cleveland, where it united with a preexisting medical school and was renamed Western Reserve University. Constituent units of Western Reserve University included Adelbert College, Flora Stone Mather College for Women, and Cleveland College, all of which were brought together in 1972 under the original designation Western Reserve College, but this time constituting a subdivision of Case Western Reserve University. The College of Arts and Sciences as it exists today came about as the result of the 1992 unification of undergraduate and graduate programs with CWRU's research programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. Since 1992 the names "Western Reserve College" and "Western Reserve University" are no longer used.[3]

Departments and Affiliated Programs[edit]

Academic Departments[4]

Art History and Art
Art Education
Cognitive Science
Communication Sciences
Geological Sciences
Modern Languages and Literatures
Political Science
Religious Studies

Affiliated Departments[4]

Computer Science/Electrical Engineering

Interdisciplinary Programs[4]

Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Centers
American Studies
Asian Studies
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Center for Cognition and Culture
Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics
Center for Policy Studies
Center for Research on Tibet
Center for Science and Mathematics Education
Center for the Study of Writing
Childhood Studies
College Scholars Program
Dittrick Medical History Center
Engineering Physics
Environmental Studies
Ernest B. Yeager Center for Electrochemical Sciences
Ethnic Studies
Evolutionary Biology
French and Francophone Studies
German Studies
Gerontological Studies
History and Philosophy of Science
Institute for the Study of the University in Society
International Studies
Japanese Studies
Judaic Studies
Mathematics and Physics
Natural Sciences
Public Policy
Samuel Rosenthal Center for Judaic Studies
Schubert Center for Child Studies
Science Entrepreneurship
Skeletal Research Center
Teacher Licensure
Women's Studies
World Literature


SAGES is an acronym for Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship. Through a series of small interdisciplinary seminars students are connected with faculty, school culture, and the institutions of University Circle. The goal of the SAGES program is to help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to solve real world problems and to allow students to communicate their ideas effectively through writing and speech. All of Case Western Reserve University's colleges that grant undergraduate degrees participate in the SAGES program, which extends through the student's academic career. Traditionally, a student will spend the first two years of their college experience participating in a series of 3 interdisciplinary seminars. These interdisciplinary seminars are followed in the third year by a departmental seminar usually in the student's field of study. Finally, in the fourth year a student participates in a Capstone project which is designed to demonstrate the intellectually agility and collaborative spirit SAGES aims to foster in its students.[5]

Encyclopedia of Cleveland History[edit]

Encyclopedia of Cleveland History was printed in 1987 and 1996. Under the History department, the encyclopedia is maintained electronically.[6]


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