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Humanities

Who are we?

How have humans expressed and recorded their values, beliefs, and experience? The Humanities Department offers courses in French, Global Studies, History, Japanese, Korean, Philosophy, Religion, and Spanish.

In the classroom

Humanities courses will teach you to think critically about your subject matter, to express ideas clearly and coherently, to question the past and the present, and to examine the origins of beliefs and experience. In short, you will examine the meaning contained in interactions between humans past and present.

You will focus on how humans communicate with each other by studying

  • how language is spoken and constructed
  • how people have expressed their political, philosophical, and religious beliefs
  • how societies have been constructed and how those societies have changed over the past 2000 years

You will learn skills critical to successfully analyzing problems and communicating your ideas. These skills will take you to further study and careers in the professional sector. Careers in Humanities are varied and diverse with opportunities in education, government, journalism, law, research, linguistics, international development, counselling, public relations, and archival and museum work. Get started at Camosun!

Program or individual courses

You can take Humanities courses within one of our 2-year programs or as individual courses within our university transfer program. If you plan to take individual courses at Camosun, when you apply online, you will select University Transfer as your program option.

Apply online

"The adequate study of culture, our own and those on the opposite side of the globe, can press on to fulfillment only as we learn today from the humanities as well as from the scientists." 

― Ruth Benedict

Contact information

School of Arts & Science

General questions? We want to hear from you!

Campus location

Fisher 104
Office hours: 8am-4:30pm

Location link

Lansdowne Campus

250-370-3298

artsci@camosun.ca

 

Janice Shewey | Humanities Chair

 

Contact Admissions for information about applying to Camosun.