Helen Graham

About Humanities

The Humanities encompasses the creative fields such as art, literature, and music as well as academic fields such as philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, law, and literary studies. Courses in the Humanities take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture, viewing creative expression and the arts as deeply interwoven with history, politics, civil society, religion, and even science and technology. The HCC Humanities and Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Program offers students the opportunity to explore, question, and challenge the interwoven threads that form the tapestry of human experience. Recognizing and interrogating the connections among discrete aspects of the human condition—such as the relationship between art and science or literature and politics—builds the critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, and social responsibility skills necessary for success in 21st century civil society.

Program Student Learning Objectives  

  1. Recognize a variety of works in the arts and humanities
  2. Evaluate how those works express individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  3. Develop an informed subjective response to works in the arts and humanities.
  4. Critique works in the arts and humanities using systemic methods.

Department Leadership

Dean: Dr. Theodore Hanley, [email protected], 713-718-8566, Office Location: Eastside Campus 

Chair: Dr. Helen Graham, [email protected], 713-718-7258, Office Location: Northeast Campus-Codwell Hall 

Administrative Assistant: Morgan Yette [email protected], 713-718-6796, Office Location: Northeast Campus-Codwell Hall