Humanities Program



  • Humanities 1001
  • Humanities 1005
  • Humanities 1010

Humanities Program

Humanities Department

Exploring Beauty,
and History
through Artistic Expression


Humanities refer to a broad range of subjects including art, history, philosophy, music, theatre, literature, ethics, and religious studies. A humanities student at the College of the Siskiyous studies the human experience in its broadest sense by working with a variety of disciplines in order to acquire a deeper understanding of themselves, civilization, and the world.

The Humanities curriculum academically prepares the student for transfer to a university to complete a Baccalaureate degree in a related field. Please check with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.

Career Options:
The following is a sample of the many career options available to Humanities majors (some may require a B.A. or a graduate degree):  Artist, Theater professional, Composer, Educator, Journalist; Lawyer, Film Industry professional, Public Relations professional, and Museum Curator.

The Program

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate works of philosophical, historical, literary, aesthetic and cultural significance.
  • Analyze the interrelationship between humanities and themselves.
  • Critically evaluate various interpretations of works within the humanities.

Degree/Certificate Options: Associate in Arts Degree, Humanities

Requirements for the Major
Complete the following:
HUM 1001 – Introduction to Humanities (3)
PHIL 1001 – Introduction to Philosophy (3)
THEA 2000 – Introduction to Theatre (3)

Complete two of the following:
ART 1000 – Art History I (3)
ART 1001 – Art History II (3)
MUS 1031 – Music Appreciation (3)
MUS 1033 – Survey of Jazz and Popular Music (3)

Complete two of the following:
ENGL 2044 – American Literature I (3)
ENGL 2046 – British Literature I (3)
ENGL 2544 – American Literature II (3)
ENGL 2546 – British Literature II (3)

Total Major Units: 21

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. In addition to the major requirements, students need to complete general education requirements and electives to reach the minimum of 60 degree-applicable units required for the associate degree. Consult with an advisor or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

Your instructors

Maria Fernandez
Chris Vancil
Cathy Ruiz-Kigerl

Humanities Courses

Humanities 1001
Humanities 1005
Humanities 1010: Cuban Cultural Experience