About Humanities

Welcome to Houston Community College's Humanities department. 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.

This site is meant to provide you with up-to-date information about HCC's policies regarding classroom management and opportunities for professional development and student participation. If you have any questions about any of the information, please contact Helen Graham, Humanities Department Chair.

Department Leadership

Interim Dean: Dr. Helen Graham, [email protected], 713-718-8566, Office Location: Eastside Campus - Workforce building

Interim Chair: Dr. Brandon Williams, brandon.williams@hccs.edu, 713-718-7258, Office Location: Northeast Campus - Codwell Hall 

Humanities Program Coordinator, Melinda Mejia, [email protected], 713-718-6230, Office Location: Central Campus - San Jacinto building

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

Division of Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Education Administrative Support: Eastside Campus - Workforce building

Office Manager:  Martha Banja, [email protected], 713-718-8886