Humanities Frequently Asked Questions

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

FAQ Questions


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 second-year level, require successful completion of English 101, English 113 or equivalent, or completion of any other CH 201, 202, or 203 with a D or better. Good writing skills are helpful overall.

Currently, there are seven 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
  • SPAN 221 Iberia and Its Cultures
  • SPAN 222 Hispanic-America and Its Culture

You can view current course listings in the TMCC Class Schedule.

TMCC's Humanities Department offers classes at the first-year and second-year levels in Humanities, Philosophy, Core Humanities, Film, Speech and Foreign Languages.

The Humanities Department does not offer wait lists. Please use MyTMCC to check on class availability.

Contact the Humanities Department or stop by our office in the Sierra Building, room 200-2.

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

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. View the current TMCC College Catalog for specific, current information on General Education requirements by degree.

Many students also take Humanities classes for personal development.

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.

Humanities can also fulfill many General Education requirements. View the current TMCC College Catalog for more information.