Humanities is the name for the department which includes Humanities and Philosophy
courses, as well as Music, Dance and Art courses (Theatre is handled through the Communications
Department). Use this website for Humanities and Philosophy courses, and see also
the Arts and Music websites.
Humanities courses consider the arts, history, and philosophy, together with
a full range of critical thought about these subjects. The discipline of Humanities
is as old as Western education itself, yet these subjects engage the mind in ways
that are applicable to any contemporary field of study.
We do not offer a degree in Humanities per se, but Humanities classes are an
important part of the Arts & Sciences Associate Degree (that degree represents the
first two years of a bachelor's degree). Many people also take our Humanities courses
to fulfill general education requirements at another college.