Humanities Department

Humanities Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to the Humanities' most commonly asked questions.

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Are there any degree programs in Humanities?

Are there prerequisites for Humanities?

There are no prerequisites for entry-level classes. For course work that extends over several semesters, such as foreign languages or art, a logical sequence of classes is recommended. Core humanities classes, which are sophomore level, require successful completion of English 102 or English 114. Good writing skills are helpful overall.

Do Humanities classes fulfill UNR's diversity requirement?

Currently, there are four approved diversity classes:

  • COM 285 Communication Disabilities and Film
  • HUM 114 Cities and Buildings of the World
  • HUM 211 Survey of Chinese Culture
  • HUM 225/SPAN 225 Cultural Prospective: Spain to New Mexico
  • PHIL 210 World Religions

What Humanities classes are being offered?

TMCC's Humanities department offers classes at the freshman and sophomore levels in Humanities, Philosophy, Core Humanities, Film, Speech and Foreign Languages.

What is the process for wait lists for humanities?

The Humanities department does not offer wait lists. Please try everyday to get into the class of your choice using MyTMCC.

Where can I get more information about Humanities?

Contact the Humanities Department or stop by the office in the Red Mountain Building, room 334.

Which Humanities classes fulfill the Fine Arts requirement?

Transfer students can choose one of the following Humanities classes to fulfill the fine arts requirement: HUM 101, 102, 105 and 106.

Who takes Humanities classes?

Most students take Humanities classes to fulfill general education requirements. Depending on the specific class, Humanities classes fulfill general education requirements in the core Humanities, foreign languages, speech, the arts, and also fulfill general Humanities requirements for all associate degrees. Other students take Humanities classes for personal development.

Why study the Humanities?

In the Humanities, we study the various ways we as humans have tried to answer our questions about the meaning of our world and our existence. In doing so, we examine religious beliefs and philosophies of different cultures; we look at literature and the artistic expressions of the people of the world; we study languages and cultures.