Core Humanities


Core Humanities (CH) courses teach a variety of basic skills that are crucial to a successful career and life: critical reading, analytical writing, and effective oral communication. CH also teaches important content: it teaches students about the collective cultural past that we all share, and knowing where we have been and how we got to where we are, it helps them to anticipate where we might be going. In short, it teaches how and why the past is relevant to the present and the future, and it helps students make sense of a world created by others over thousands of years.

Why Choose Core Humanities at TMCC?

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TMCC’s Core Humanities Department offers a low-cost, more personal alternative to large lecture halls and expensive books.

Class sizes have a maximum enrollment of 35, so you can be sure your professor will know who you are, and all your interactions will be with your professor.

The core sequence is carefully conceived and planned, and offers students the opportunity to develop skills they will use in all academic majors.

The Core Humanities (CH) program at TMCC consists of three core curriculum courses that fulfill the General Education requirements for students who wish to transfer to, or who are currently enrolled at, UNR.

Please note that CH courses have a prerequisite of successful completion of ENG 101, ENG 113 or completion of any other CH course (CH 201, CH 202, or CH 203) with a 'D' or better, so be sure to send your unofficial transcripts to us early, if you took the course elsewhere.