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Division of Arts and Sciences
Division of Arts and Sciences
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Humanities is a multidisciplinary field in which students learn about and connect a broad range of subjects. Students gain a wide breadth of knowledge in everything from the arts to international affairs. Studying the humanities provides a solid foundation for students to pursue a variety of advanced academic degrees or professional careers. These courses are also open and beneficial to individuals who seek personal or professional enrichment.
Humanities studies can include courses in language, literature, art, music, philosophy, international studies, history, religion, and social studies. Students read and write about a variety of materials and interpret things at the conceptual and factual levels. They learn about strategies of philosophy and thinking, as well as arts and literature. Also, students learn about significant developments in civilization and how culture and values have evolved.
Students can take humanities courses in preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal or professional enrichment. It is beneficial for those who wish to pursue higher-level degrees or enter the workforce upon graduation.
Out of state students, please refer to the tuition of "non-resident with waiver" section of web catalog.
Ability to attend classes and complete requirements as outlined in the instructor’s syllabus.
Review the Associate of Arts Transfer Degree requirements worksheet here.
Humanities education provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge and research, writing, and critical thinking skills which may be applied to a broad assortment of careers.
A few professions in which humanities students can excel include:
Communications director or manager
Research assistant for authors, production companies, and filmmakers
Search our site to learn more about art courses and transfer degree options.
HUM& 101 — Intro to Humanities — 5.0
In this interdisciplinary course, students explore universal questions about the human condition. Students examine creative expression and process, cultural works, and human experience while learning the aesthetics and technical aspects of the humanities within historical and cultural contexts. Students develop critical and creative thinking skills and explore the ways humanities disciplines provide a strong foundation for their degree emphasis.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
HUM 102 — Introduction to Women's Studies — 5.0
This course explores issues relating to women including but not limited to women's history, women's work and the socialization of women. Additionally, this course examines some of the differences between women and men, with the hope that through descriptive study, female and male students become empowered in new ways. In part, this goal encourages an in-depth look at the social structures and dominant dialogues that have posed limits upon both women and men while encouraging the search for removing such limits.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
HUM 107 — Introduction to Cultural Studies — 5.0
This course introduces students to the practice of analyzing American popular culture in its various forms, from films, advertisements, and music to the habits and practices that characterize everyday life in the United States. Students learn to "read" popular culture using a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives and theories, in particular, those that emphasize how class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and race are represented in cultural texts. Students discuss how these representations shape cultural beliefs and attitudes.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
HUM 201 — Humanities, Past, Present, and Future — 5.0
An interdisciplinary class introducing students to the human quest for the meaning of life. Students will analyze literature, philosophy, music, history, and the visual arts of the past and present and then create future scenarios for themselves and societies. In addition to lecture presentations, students have assigned reading, elective reading and writing assignments weekly. Each student will also have a special humanities project.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
HUM 295 — Special Topics in Humanities — 1.0-5.0 Credits
A team-taught interdisciplinary class. Specific content and focus vary from quarter to quarter according to designation and credits filed in advanced of each scheduling. Students participate in a variety of learning experiences such as lectures, seminars, panel discussions, etc., all of which explore selected issues from the following areas: philosophy, music, art history, film, drama, literature or the history of ideas.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes