Humanities Department

Dept Chair: Helayna Thickpenny
email: helayna.thickpenny@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5287
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Division: Liberal Studies
Division Chair: Keith Johnson

The Humanities department offers a selection of courses that examine a variety of world cultures. We have classes on Hispanic, African-American and Asian cultures as well as courses surveying Western cultural traditions and values. Most of our classes are interdisciplinary in nature and introduce students to the integration of history, art, music, literature, theater, film, philosophy and religion. Students in Humanities classes often take field trips to museums, concerts or theater performances. We provide a liberal education for the well-rounded individual.

Students planning to continue for a four year-year degree should consult the lower division requirements of the transfer program of the university to which they plan to attend.

Career Options:
  • Education/Teaching
  • Government
  • Publishing/Journalism
  • Museum/Gallery Professional
  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Art Administration
  • Librarian/Archivist

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the Associate Degree level may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Highlights
  • Diversified and talented faculty.
  • Excellent background in liberal arts for transfer, pre-professional programs or interdisciplinary study.
  • Field trips to locations pertaining to the various arts.
  • Opportunities for study abroad
Learning Outcomes

Humanities students learn to think critically, creatively and independently, and appreciate the diversity of world cultures.

Catalog Information & Course Offerings