Brigham Young University. Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages

The Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages was established and placed in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1926 when the Dept. of Modern Languages and Latin was renamed. The Department Chairs were: Gerrit de Jong, 1927-1929; Benjamin F. Cummings, 1930-1951; Harold W. Lee, 1952-1953; and Arthur R. Watkins, 1954. The department was abolished in 1954 when the College of Arts and Sciences was abolished. The department was then placed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences retaining its functions.

Description

Established: 1926

Abolished: 1957

Location: Provo, Utah (1926-1957)

Functions

The Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages taught classes in: French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Phonetics. By 1954 the department was also teaching: Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Greek, Semitics, and Linguistics.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages was a department within the College of Arts and Sciences. Department Chairs were: Gerrit de Jong, 1927-1929; Benjamin F. Cummings, 1930-1951; Harold W. Lee, 1952-1953; and Arthur R. Watkins, 1954.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Arts and Sciences (1926-1954)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Modern Languages and Latin (1926)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages (1954)

Sources

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1926-1927: p. 51-52 (part of College of Arts and Sciences) p. 134-140 (courses offered)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1953-1954: p. 258-268 (courses offered)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1954-1955: p. 368 (part of College of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Brigham Young University The First One Hundred Years, 1975: v. 4 p. 502 (Department Chairs: Gerrit de Jong, 1927-1929; Benjamin F. Cummings, 1930-1951; Harold W. Lee, 1952-1953; and Arthur R. Watkins, 1954)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00200

Creator: UPB