The ACC Humanities program offers a range of interdisciplinary courses, including introductory classes that cover the broad history of human culture as well as offerings with emphasis on special topics. Our program aims to equip students with the cultural acumen that they need to hone their critical thinking skills and expand their worldview, resulting in a better understanding of self and society. Topics in Humanities classrooms include art, music, science, philosophy, literature, architecture, and history. Additionally, Humanities faculty work in tandem with the broader Philosophy department to present lectures and films for the Philosophy forum in order to promote community involvement and discussion in the public sphere.
The Associate of Arts degree in Philosophy with a Humanities Emphasis degree plan combines the diversity and richness of the Humanities discipline courses with a solid background in Philosophy and Ethics.
Our Humanities 1301 and 1302 introductory courses cover world cultures throughout Prehistory to Modern Day. The department also offers special topics through our HUMA 1315: Arts in Contemporary Society courses such as Digital Humanities, Americana, and Popular Culture. In conjunction with the Interdisciplinary degree program, the Humanities discipline also offers courses in Mexican-American/Chicano Studies: HUMA 1305: Introduction to Mexican-American Studies and HUMA 1311: Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation.
In addition, we provide students with the option to take our HUMA 1301: The Great Questions seminar, which incorporates content from our Humanities 1301 survey course with an emphasis on close readings of key philosophical and literary texts from various historical moments, while fulfilling the requirements of a student success course.
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