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The humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture. The humanities use methods that are primarily critical, or speculative, and have a significant historical element—as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences.

Career Options

Career options​ for students who get a degree in humanities include: communications director, content strategist, editor, technical writer, instructional designer, proposal manager, human resources specialist, journalist, public relations specialist, operations research analyst, and school counselor.​

​​Student of Distinction

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Kory Yueh Kory Yueh

Norco College student Kory Yueh was selected as the 2021 Student of Distinction in the discipline of Humanities. He was nominated by Professor Ashley Silva.

“I knew that the education here was more than just the classroom,” says Kory. “It was the people, the students I meet, so that was something priceless that I thought I wouldn't be able to get anywhere else but here.”

To read more of Kory's story, click here​​.

Academic Programs in Humanities

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

​School Trailhead for Arts & Humanities
Suggested Initial Coursework​​
​​Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Humanities, Philosophy & Art​s - CSU Pathway


Additional Resources

​​What can I do with this major? (Humanities/Liberal Studies)
​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

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Full-Time Faculty
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​​Associate Faculty
Gail DeAngelis
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Ashley Silva
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