Humanities & Communication
- Critical Thinking
This pathway will prepare and empower students to be critical and creative thinkers, analyze and solve problems from a multicultural lens, and cultivate new ways of thinking and learning to effectively communicate and engage in an ever-changing diverse and global society.
Explore Focus Areas
Focus areas are specific areas of emphasis within a pathway, which allow students to explore coursework and develop useful skills for their desired careers.
This pathway provides learning opportunities for students to be effective communicators in a variety of settings. We offer courses in a variety of areas, focusing on human communication & rhetoric, mass media & journalism and film studies.
Cultural & Ethnic Studies
Take classes that are focused on cultural identity, empowerment of marginalized groups, learning why differences make a difference, and developing a greater political and social awareness of injustice and inequity.
Companies across many disciplines describe wanting employees with great written and oral communication and the ability to think critically. Studying literature makes you a better reader, a better writer, a better thinker, and arguably, a better person. These skills are great if you want to become a teacher, but these skills will also help in any field that requires written and oral communication and critical thinking.
This field explores how sex, gender, and sexuality profoundly shape our lives. Gender Studies is a nontraditional field in that it blurs disciplinary boundaries and emphasizes deep learning through interdisciplinary study.
- Gender Studies
History is the study of the development and changes experienced by societies and cultures over time. It examines the causes and consequences of those developments, focusing on specific eras, geographic areas, nations/cultures, and ideas, politics, and technology. A history class is the perfect place to start learning about how developments of the past have shaped the world we live in today.
The purpose of this focus area is to cultivate critical thinking generally and about philosophical issues and views in particular. We promote these ends through quality instruction in a broad range of course offerings.
The sustainability pathway prepares students to face some of the greatest challenges in human history: social injustice as it intersects with environmental change. Students gain knowledge and research skills while practicing critical thinking, communication, and creative problem solving. Any career students go into in the 21st Century is likely to value knowledge of sustainability.
Speaking multiple languages prepares you for success in the workplace. In any career where you work with people, understanding other languages and cultures is vital to communication and developing cultural competence.
- World Languages
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