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Do you want to be a humanist?

The question, “what does it mean to be human?” cuts across many disciplines. As we explore the human condition through literature, philosophy, history and religion, we learn to ask our own big questions and create a clearer view of the future.

Do you approach complex information creatively, critically and logically? Do you think about the present by looking for clues in the past? Are you drawn to nuanced depictions of the human experience? If so, you’re likely to thrive in the Humanities.

Humanities students develop competitive skills in self-reflection, writing and critical reading, and become conversant in a diverse range of fields. The first step to lifelong career mobility and personal enrichment is a degree in the Humanities from SLCC.

Degrees Offered

Most Humanities students earn associate's degrees and transfer to four-year schools, though we do offer stand-alone certificates in writing and genealogy, and an associate’s of applied science in ASL interpreting. Humanities programs provide you with the following relevant and transferable skills.

Essential Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of human cultures
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Civic knowledge and engagement
  • Written and oral communication
  • Synthesis of knowledge across disciplines
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence
  • Ethical reasoning and its relevant application
  • Teamwork and problem solving
  • Foundations and skills for lifelong learning

Available Programs

English
History
Humanities
and more.

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Already accepted? Visit MySLCC, your personal information hub, to learn about our simple enrollment process.

Explore Your Area of Study

Not ready to pick a major? Meet with a Career Coach. Together you’ll discover new majors, relevant career options, and choose the best classes to help you explore your interests. Schedule an appointment now.

Start taking the right courses

Not ready to pick your classes? Start with the First Fifteen. These five foundational classes give you fifteen transferable credits and keep you moving forward while you settle on a major. Register now.

Plan with Your Advisor

Academic Advisors help you make experience-based plans for your pathway. When we say experience, we mean both the street smarts you bring to SLCC and any “a-ha!” moments that happen during your first semester.

Save Time, Save Money: Follow Your Plan

Transfer and graduation plans don’t need to be complicated. Your advisor will help you graduate and transfer to a four-year school or join the workforce in the fastest, most cost-effective way possible.

Become a Student with Staying Power

SLCC faculty teach in high-impact ways. Your first-year experience will give you staying power within and beyond the classroom.

Celebrate Your Success!

You made it! But that doesn’t mean we’re any less here for you. SLCC Alumni have access to career services for up to 1 year post-graduation and our transfer center can field continuing questions.

SUGGESTED First 5 Classes

Not ready to pick a major, or even your first classes? Start here. While you explore, your advisor will help you choose from the programs within Humanities. If you decide to change your major or Area of Study, your advisor can help adjust your academic plan to reach your goals.

HUMA 1100 (Intro to Humanities) or PHIL 1000 (Intro to Philosophy) HU
ENG 1010 or placement
PSY 1010 (General Psychology) SS
MATH 1030 or placement
ANTH 1010 (Culture & Human Experience) IG

Advising

The first day of school can be disorienting; we’re here to make sure it’s just the opposite. Before day one, you’ll meet with your Humanities advisor and a group of other first-year students to learn about scheduling appointments and registering for the right courses.

Excited to meet your advisor? Have you applied to SLCC? Great! We're waiting for you at orientation.

Sign up for new student orientation now.

You choose when and where. It's free, and breakfast or dinner is provided. Online options are also available.

Whatever program you choose, count on 2 face-to-face pit stops with your advisor along the way. We will, too.

Academic Advisors

Luz Gamarra (Spanish-speaking)
luz.gamarra@slcc.edu
801-957-3244
Philip Anosike
philip.anosike@slcc.edu
801-957-3336

Career Services

Need help exploring careers or areas of study? What about finding a job or an internship? If you’re overwhelmed and not sure where to begin, Career Services is here to help. Whether it’s learning about your skill set, scholarships, resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing or salary negotiation, our team of trained Career Coaches, Peer Mentors and Employer Specialists can help you create an individualized life plan — and stick to it.

We’ll help you better understand who you are, what you want to do professionally and the steps to take to get there. Engaging with Career Services early and often is the most important step toward achieving this goal and feeling confident in your life direction.

Career Coach

Jose Rodriguez Hernandez
jose.rodriguezhernandez@slcc.edu
801-957-5189
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