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.
Above each front door of the Old North High School on Arcadia Avenue in Columbus a
brief phrase is engraved in stone. One states: "Think clearly." The other: "Act rightly."
At Columbus State we see these goals as the principal fruits of philosophy. The study
of philosophy helps us to reason more clearly, though not for the sake of knowledge
that will impress others. Instead, the clear reasoning should lead to right living,
to help us cultivate wisdom so we can do our part to build a more just society.
These links between philosophical thinking, human excellence, and a better society
we can appreciate through reflective study of core texts and ideas developed over
2,500 years of our philosophical tradition.
We do not offer a degree in Humanities, however; Philosophy is an important part of
the Arts & Sciences transfer degree. Many students from the Career & Tech fields take
Philosophy to fulfill electives and to improve their critical thinking. Students also
take our Philosophy classes and transfer them to four-year schools.
For further information on these programs, click here.