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The past, present and future

In the Humanities Department we offer courses and topics that examine the intersections of human creativity, looking at the cultural connections of the visual arts/architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater, mythology, storytelling and other forms of performance.

Traditionally, humanities courses have considered what was deemed “our heritage.” However, for our department, the important questions are: What “our” has meant in the past, what it means now, and what do we want it to mean in the future? We want to engage our students in a re-imagining and critique of the traditional notions of human heritage and cultural inheritance.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in humanities. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Explore Humanities Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Humanities degree program. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Humanities Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

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Last Updated: 4/8/24