The Humanities Department provides instruction in the areas of Art, College Readiness, Mass Communications, Music, Speech, and Theatre. The commitment of the department is three fold:
Prepare students for successful transfer to 4 year institutions
Prepare enrichment and exposure through cultural experiences
Promote the arts for students and the community
The Humanities Department supports the General Education core curriculum by providing the Fundamentals of Speech course in which all students who plan to transfer must enroll. The Humanities requirement of the core curriculum is also met by enrollment in any of the following: Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Theatre, Survey of Art History I, or Survey of Art History II.
The Humanities Department supports college readiness through its First Year Experience course, which provides a mastery of key cognitive strategies, essential content knowledge, academic behaviors, and contextual knowledge that promotes students’ successful interaction and navigation within the college environment.
The department offers a basic foundation in communication and the arts in speaking, singing, playing instruments, painting, drawing, and acting. Students may enter one of three programs of study which prepare them for transfer to a four year institution.
Theatre involves students in performances in contemporary and classical drama and musicals and also provides experience in children’s drama. The curriculum in Speech and Theatre includes the following: