The humanities are an expression of what humankind over the centuries has felt, thought and created in the search for answers to questions about personal identity, origin and the meaning of life. The humanities prepare students for a lifetime of inquiry, thereby enriching their own life experience now and in the future. By studying the humanities, students will:

  1. Engage effectively in creative or interpretive skills and processes.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to discover larger patterns or relationships. Discriminate among multiple views, and make connections to other times and peoples, their works, beliefs, and cultures.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate one’s understanding and knowledge with clarity and persuasiveness – orally, visually and/or in writing.

Learn more about the courses in this area of study.

Students can choose from these courses to satisfy their general education core requirements or the Liberal Arts and Science associate degree program requirements. Many students who are interested in continuing their studies in the humanities, philosophy or theater will transfer to a four-year college or university to receive a bachelor’s degree. By starting their course work at Manchester, they are able to take advantage of the college’s high quality instruction and more affordable tuition and fees. Students who are thinking of transferring are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors to discuss how courses transfer to other institutions. More information on the transfer options available can be found in the Transfer Planning portion of the website.

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For information about philosophy courses, please contact:

James Gentile

Adrienne Dowd
Assistant Professor

For information about theater courses, please contact:

Stephania Davis
Chair, Communication Department