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Quick Facts

  • Courses:
    • Core Curriculum Requirement: Language, Culture & Philosophy
    • Degree & certificate plan requirements
  • Courses are offered at: all campuses


The humanities study the creative legacy of human culture: the connective thread that unites all of humanity—past, present and future.

Examining what it means to be human—whether through an ancient Greek sculpture, a Renaissance invention or a contemporary American political debate—is at the heart of the humanities.

Our courses are designed to help you develop skills in critical thinking, creativity and self-expression. Plus, our dedicated, student-centered faculty have fresh ideas and teach with interactive methods.

Many disciplines are included in the study of human beings and the cultural products they create, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Language
  • Literature
  • Geography
  • Fine arts
  • Political science

Reasons to Study Humanities

  • Connect to almost every other college discipline
  • Develop skills employers look for: creativity, critical thinking and global awareness
  • Participate in your own learning process
  • Explore big ideas
  • Learn to think independently and develop opinions
  • Build upon your interests–whether it's art, history or politics
  • Transfer humanities courses to any Texas state college or university—with completion of the core curriculum




Northwest Campus

Kim Jackson

South Campus

Carlos Rovelos

Southeast Campus

Kristina Elizondo

Trinity River Campus

Justin Brumit

Updated March 01, 2018