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Welcome to the Humanities department

Students Reading On CampusMission

Through engagement in literature, film, culture, and writing, Humanities students develop the ability to apply creative skills to problem-solving, analyzing and evaluating information, thinking critically, and communicating effectively.


The Humanities Department is committed to studying human creativity in all its forms and, in doing so, exploring the human condition. Our department is founded on the idea that students can learn much about peoples, cultures, or time periods by studying the creative work of their fellow humans across multiple media and that such study fosters in students the ability to learn about themselves and the world.


Please view our course descriptions and outcomes here: Humanities Programs and Classes

Career Opportunities

Many U.S. and global careers are open to students with a solid humanities foundation; strong writing, reading, critical thinking and research skills; and proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

For additional information please contact:

Humanities Department Chair
Dr. Tony Russell: 541-318-3795 or

Humanities Department Administrative Assistant
Wendy Joslin: 541-383-7521 or