Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: English, Humanities & Education
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: SAC

What is the Humanities program?

This program examines the human experience through an interdisciplinary course of study that includes language and literature, history, science, the arts, religion and philosophy while developing critical thinking skills and intellectual curiosity.

What will I learn?

The study of humanities focuses on the creative life and culture of human civilization, so you’ll focus on communications, literature, writing, history, with a broad range of choices within those disciplines. You’ll examine human culture globally through the ages and gain an understanding of how the past has influenced today’s world. You’ll learn to interpret and analyze the ideas and values of both ancient and modern civilizations as you develop skills in critical thinking, values clarification and an appreciation of diversity.

What can I do with this course of study?

A humanities education creates a strong foundation for careers in a wide range of fields, including education, law, business, writing, marketing, government, nonprofit organizations and helping professions. Graduates of SAC’s Humanities program are prepared to pursue entry-level positions in these and other fields or to transfer to a four-year university to continue their education in a variety of majors.

What is special about the program?

A humanities degree creates a strong foundation for a variety of careers while cultivating the skills, knowledge and diverse perspectives that support healthy communities. This degree builds a foundation for lifelong learning, personal and professional development.

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Contact Us

Dr. Erik Hillskemper
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(210) 486-0680

Dr. Dawn Elmore
Program Coordinator
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Paul Sanchez
Admin. Services Specialist
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Ebonee Hull
Academic Unit Assistant
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(210) 486-0677