The Humanities Department at NCC brings together a variety of disciplines concerned with inquiry and expression. Within the department, you will find faculty and courses in Communication and Speech, Foreign Languages, Interdisciplinary Studies, Music, Philosophy, and Theater. The department’s Communication Arts Program specializes in mass media communication, with options in Film and Television Production, Journalism, and Media Studies; the program also offers a certificate in Film and Television Production.
Faculty and courses for a dynamic world
In each academic field represented in the Humanities, students will study both the impact of recent political and technological change on our culture, and the timeless perspectives that have shaped our lives and thought.
- Communication courses explore the way we interact as individuals and cultures, and offer critical examination of the digital technology that has revolutionized the media;
- foreign language courses include languages from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia;
- Music and theater courses, along with the Interdisciplinary Studies course “The Creative Voice,” explore ways in which thoughts are shaped into works of art;
- Philosophy course offerings address professional ethics in medicine, engineering and computer security.
Through the Humanities, students explore the physical world we live in, and how to create a world that expresses human ideals.
A curriculum that reaches beyond the classroom
Faculty also oversee a number of clubs and host events to extend humanities education beyond the classroom. The Speech Club hosts an semi-annual public speaking contest; the Philosophy Club meets to discuss developments in current events. Musical Theater students stage their work each spring and the college choir performs each semester . The Euro Club hosts field trips to museums and theaters.
NCC’s student newspaper, “The Voice,” was a finalist for the 2005 College Media Association Pacemaker award, a major national citation. The newspaper publishes 10 times a year and all NCC students are welcome to join its staff. Its office is in East 115 and the staff meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Learn more about the humanities at NCC
The department works to keep pace with a changing world, and to keep students engaged and informed in areas vital to a complete education in the liberal arts and sciences. Explore our Web pages to learn more about our faculty members, areas of study, degree programs, and course offerings.
Associate of Arts
- ArabicARA 111 Elementary Arabic IARA 112 Elementary Arabic II
- ChineseCHI 111 Elementary Chinese ICHI 112 Elementary Chinese II
- Communication and SpeechCOM 101 Introduction to Mass CommunicationCOM 115 Student Newspaper PublishingCOM 121 JournalismCOM 140 Film and Television Production ICOM 143 Film and Television Production IICOM 154 Film Study and AppreciationCOM 157 American FilmCOM 159 Nonfiction FilmCOM 172 Interpersonal CommunicationCOM 173 Public SpeakingCOM 202 Intercultural CommunicationCOM 205 Mass Media and Popular CultureCOM 209 Gender and CommunicationCOM 211 ScreenwritingCOM 215 Media WritingCOM 217 Writing for Advertising and Public RelationsCOM 218 Writing Feature StoriesCOM 219 Magazine Writing and ProductionCOM 221 Digital JournalismCOM 243 Film and Television Production IIICOM 244 Film and Television Production IV: Advanced Editing and Screenplay ProductionCOM 256 Focus on the DirectorCOM 257 American Film HeritageCOM 274 Interviewing Techniques for WritersCOM 295 Internship I
- FrenchFRE 111 Elementary French IFRE 112 Elementary French IIFRE 155 French Conversation and CompositionFRE 201 Intermediate French IFRE 202 Intermediate French IIFRE 255 Advanced Conversation / Contemporary Issues
- HumanitiesHUM 125 Peace and Conflict StudiesHUM 146 Leadership Through the Humanities
- Interdisciplinary StudiesIDS 210 Humanities: The Creative Voice
- ItalianITA 111 Elementary Italian IITA 112 Elementary Italian IIITA 155 Italian Conversation and CompositionITA 201 Intermediate Italian IITA 202 Intermediate Italian IIITA 255 Advanced Conversation / Contemporary Issues
- Latino/Latin American StudiesLAS 201 Introduction to Latino StudiesLAS 215 20th Century Latin American Topics/Readings & Culture
- MusicMUS 101 Music History and AppreciationMUS 104 World MusicMUS 115 Music Theory IMUS 118 Digital SongwritingMUS 121 Music History SurveyMUS 122 Music History SurveyMUS 132 Music of the OperaMUS 138 Rock 'n Roll History and AppreciationMUS 140 Hand DrummingMUS 141 Guitar IMUS 150 Class Piano IMUS 151 Class Piano IIMUS 157 Jazz EnsembleMUS 169 Choir LeadershipMUS 170 College ChoirMUS 257 Chamber Orchestra
- Philosophy, Ethics and ReligionPHL 101 Introduction to PhilosophyPHL 111 EthicsPHL 112 Medical EthicsPHL 120 Environmental EthicsPHL 121 Computer EthicsPHL 122 Ethics and LiteraturePHL 123 / WMS 123 Ethics: Feminist PerspectivesPHL 124 Engineering EthicsPHL 125 / WMS 125 FeminismPHL 131 LogicPHL 132 Critical ThinkingPHL 140 ExistentialismPHL 151 World ReligionsPHL 152 Philosophy of IslamPHL 153 Buddhist PhilosophyPHL 164 Non-Western PhilosophyPHL 191 Death and Meaning of LifePHL 199 Special Topics in PhilosophyPHL 234 Philosophy of World Democracy
- SpanishSPA 109 Spanish for Medical PersonnelSPA 111 Elementary Spanish ISPA 112 Elementary Spanish IISPA 155 Spanish Conversation and CompositionSPA 175 Spanish for Heritage Speakers ISPA 201 Intermediate Spanish ISPA 202 Intermediate Spanish IISPA 254 Spanish ImmersionSPA 255 Advanced Conversation / Contemporary IssuesSPA 260 Spanish-American Culture and CivilizationSPA 261 Twentieth Century Spanish-American LiteratureSPA 262 Female Characters in Spanish-American LiteratureSPA 263 Spanish CompositionSPA 264 Twentieth Century Spanish LiteratureSPA 265 Culture and Civilization of SpainSPA 266 Caribbean Short StoriesSPA 267 Spanish Golden Age Literature
- Theater ArtsTHR 101 Introduction to TheaterTHR 103 History of Theater I - Antiquity-RenaissanceTHR 104 History of Theater II - Restoration-PresentTHR 105 History of American Musical TheaterTHR 110 Acting ITHR 190 Theater Practicum ITHR 210 Acting IITHR 225 DirectingTHR 226 Musical Theater ProductionTHR 230 Playwriting