The humanities are an expression of what humankind over the centuries has felt, thought and created in the search for answers to questions about personal identity, origin and the meaning of life. The humanities prepare students for a lifetime of inquiry, thereby enriching their own life experience now and in the future. By studying the humanities, students will:
- Engage effectively in creative or interpretive skills and processes.
- Demonstrate the ability to discover larger patterns or relationships. Discriminate among multiple views, and make connections to other times and peoples, their works, beliefs, and cultures.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate one’s understanding and knowledge with clarity and persuasiveness – orally, visually and/or in writing.
Students can choose from these courses to satisfy their general education core requirements or the Liberal Arts and Science associate degree program requirements. Many students who are interested in continuing their studies in the humanities, philosophy or theater will transfer to a four-year college or university to receive a bachelor’s degree.
A Career in the Humanities
Students who are interested in the humanities acquire a broad knowledge of the arts, history, literature and philosophy, and skills in communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, religion and writing. These skills are readily transferable to a wide variety of careers in business, education, law, medicine, museums, religion and social work. An advanced degree is required for professional and teaching careers.
Some potential career choices are:
- Social Worker