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Core Humanities

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Low Cost, Small Class Sizes

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.

Each semester, the TMCC Humanities Department offers dozens of sections of Core Humanites (e.g., CH 201, 202, and 203), in traditional classroom settings and online through TMCC’s WebCollege.

Exploring Core Humanities at TMCC

We have a carefully conceived and planned core sequence, and we invite you to come and explore it at TMCC.

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.

Register Early

TMCC Core Humanities classes are in high demand, so plan on registering early in order to secure a spot. We offer CH in both Summer Sessions as well as during the Winter Session, so consider those options as well. For the latest offerings, see TMCC's Class Schedule.

At TMCC we are dedicated to making your Core Humanities experience an enjoyable and valuable adventure.

About 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.

Core Humanities helps you to become a culturally literate citizen in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. It also equips you with skills to navigate the swirling cultural waters of the modern world with confidence, empathy, and an understanding of diverse viewpoints.

Every higher education institution has some version of this type of broad, culturally- and historically-based class sequence, and there is a good reason for this; it is essential to equipping students with versatile and lasting skills and knowledge that never go out of date.