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Humanities Department Mission

The Humanities Department fosters the study and practice of all aspects of humanistic endeavor in the college. The multicultural offerings in Humanities complement and enhance the curricula across the spectrum of programs in the college, enabling students and faculty to explore and interpret humanistic studies leading to a better understanding of their own diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Through its offerings in Languages, Literature, History, Philosophy, the Visual and Performing Arts, Black Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Humanities Department helps students develop proficiencies in reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking, and artistic creativity, helping them overcome the challenges of contemporary urban life and become responsible, successful, and creative citizens.