Students that pursue humanities have a tremendous opportunity to deepen as an individual and as a contributor to society. At a time when technology offers dazzling new possibilities and cultures collide in ways both exciting and dangerous, humanities provides crucial insight into what matters in life, into the character of civilization, and into the capacity — and the limits — of people’s ability to understand societies different from their own.
AT A GLANCE
IS THIS YOU?
I am interested in exploring multiple perspectives on humanity.
I am creative and enjoy answering open-ended questions.
I enjoy writing and write to express myself.
I am detail-oriented and enjoy helping people get and stay organized.
I am multilingual or interested in learning a new language.
DOCUMENTING THE HUMAN Experience
EMPOWERING THE Youth
UNDERSTANDING FOREIGN Cultures
Explore the Different Possibilities
Check out the specific concentrations within this interest cluster, with information regarding specific careers, as well as potential majors to pursue in college!
Connect with Alumni or a Senior Mentor
Check out how our alumni students and current seniors are pursuing this pathway! Learn about what it takes. To learn more about an alumni's journey, check out their roadmap.
Choosing the Right Courses
Provided here are the COC classes that are recommended for your pathway. You are not required to take all them, so you should talk to your counselor to clarify which classes are right for you. Explore the different possibilities below!
Four-Year Ed Plans
Provided here are ed plans for you to take AOC & COC coursework for specific concentrations within this pathway.
Keep in mind that these ed-plans are subject to change based on your individual needs and preferences.
The ed-plans above will allow you to earn an Associate Degree in Humanities (Liberal Arts & Science), History, or Journalism. All of the ed-plans above will allow you to complete your IGETC and to transfer several General Ed college credits.
GENERAL ADVICE FOR THIS PATHWAY
Your humanities degree should match your own range of personal characteristics and interests. Open-mindedness and adaptability are important in all kinds of humanities disciplines, where the central tenet of study is that humans are incapable of ever being objective, and that all research must reflect that.
Trust yourself and pursue what you love! Humanities pathways are not conventionally pursed, but don’t feel the pressure to conform with other peers pursuing popular majors.
If you're curious about this topic of study, keep reading to learn more about degree types available, potential careers and more.
Recommended COC courses include: