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Why study the humanities and arts

The humanities and the arts are central to all human cultures throughout time. Their study can facilitate deeper intercultural understanding and lay the groundwork for a civically engaged life. They can also prepare you to think critically, act creatively, and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Below are posts written by PCC humanities and arts faculty and staff. The posts describe the importance of HARTS programs at PCC, and explain why students should pursue these programs. Some posts link to thought-provoking articles published outside the PCC community.

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