Studying the humanities provides individuals with opportunities to explore the human experience through a variety of windows such as art and architecture, philosophy, literature, music, history and languages. Humanities students examine and interpret works from the viewpoint of several disciplines to better understand the influence of cultural values and world views, forms of political and social order, basis and impact of gender roles and effect of historic and environmental events on how individuals and societies perceive and project themselves. Humanities students could find jobs in three broad categories: academics, media and writing. Some specifics include teaching, business theorists, archaeologists, literary critics, cinematography, television and radio personalities, writers, journalists and talent agents; essentially any field that requires an understanding of the "human condition."
Although PCC does not offer a degree in philosophy, philosophy courses are lower division collegiate courses that transfer to a four-year college or university. Philosophy courses may transfer as:
- elective credits
- program requirement credits
- and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution
Students are always encouraged to check with the receiving institution, your PCC academic advisor and the University Transfer website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.