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The humanities consist of a variety of academic disciplines that study humanity and the human condition. The term refers broadly to the ways in which people relate to the world around them and understand what it means to be human. Areas of study include art, music, literature, civilization, history, theater, philosophy, and language. Humanities studies often focus on ways in which these subjects overlap and interact with each other.

Many courses across disciplines at Jefferson College meet the Humanities requirement for General Education and transfer. These classes are based on appreciation and analysis of the subjects, not hands-on creation, so a class that studies modern art is a Humanities course while a painting class is not. Jefferson College also offers classes that focus specifically on Humanities and have a HUM prefix.

Humanities Course Syllabi
The following links are for Official Course Syllabi, which detail expected learning outcomes, outlines of topics, and methods of instruction and evaluation.

HUM125   Seminar in World Cultures
HUM260   Humanities Liberal Arts Seminar
HUM260H Humanities Honors Liberal Arts Seminar
HUM270H Honors Leadership Development Studies 

Meet the Humanities Faculty