students in a humanity class

Humanities Program

The Humanities program teaches students a better understanding of people's expressions, ideas and cultures. Humanities courses are designed to teach students various viewpoints regarding the human condition from different perspectives of disciplines including art, classics, history, languages, literature, music, philosophy, religious studies and theater.

Courses can be used to meet part of the Humanities/Arts and International Studies General Education requirement for an associate's degree, provide a foundation for students intending to transfer or to meet the needs of students planning to enter all career fields. 

Humanities courses are offered in a range of formats including in-person, hybrid and online. For more information, complete the inquiry form or contact a humanities faculty member.

Determine Your Path

Students interested in humanities find careers in the arts, government, law, business, journalism, teaching and human services.

Whether you are planning on taking humanities courses or planning to transfer with a degree in humanities, COD offers: 

  • Dedicated instructors with years of professional experience.
  • Instruction in our state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Affordable courses to help you achieve success without creating overwhelming debt or draining your savings account.
  • Small class sizes to ensure you receive personalized attention.

Associate in Arts

Students interested in continuing their education in dance can earn a general Associate in Arts degree.

Get Started Today

The first step to getting started in humanities is to apply for admission.

Academic and Career Pathways give you a roadmap to achieving your career goals. Follow a pathway based on your degree that outlines which classes you need to take and when so you graduate on time or move on to the next phase in your career.

Career Information

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