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Arts and Humanities

For students who wish to explore a variety of subjects while pursuing core classes, the Arts and Humanities major allows more flexibility to design your own course of study. Interested in music, theatre, visual arts but also have a strong interest in taking multiple writing or philosophy courses? You can take courses that best suit your interests, while ensuring that you meet general-ed requirements.  

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Course Requirements

Semester One - Fall 2022 Credits
ACS102 The College Experience 3.00
ENG101 English Comp. I 3.00
IST120 or CIS141: Microcomp Apps 3.00
LANELECT Foreign Language Elective 3.00
MAT103+ Math 103 or above 3.00
Semester Two - Spring 2023 Credits
ENG102 English Comp. II 3.00
ENG110 Intro to Speech 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
LANELECT Foreign Language Elective 3.00
SCIELECT Lab Sci Elec See Hrs/Rec 4.00
Semester Three - Fall 2023
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
SCIELECT Lab Sci Elec See Hrs/Rec 4.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
Semester 4 - Spring 2024
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
The Arts and Humanities concentration focuses on creativity, communication, and writing skills which are essential to a wide variety of professional careers. Based on their goals, students can choose to fulfil requirements and electives from a range of options. Literature and writing courses develop reading, writing, and research skills. Speech and theatre classes serve to develop verbal expression and presentation skills. Philosophy courses offer an opportunity to study rhetoric and develop skills in persuasive writing and debate. The study of languages benefit students while travelling and working in multi-lingual environments. Music and visual arts classes open the door to lifelong pursuits of enrichment and expression. 

In this program a student can explore a variety of options in multiple different specialties while developing a strategy for their long-term success. Compared to the more general liberal arts major, this degree emphasizes skills related to the visual and performing arts as well as other humanities subjects: this is beneficial if the goal is to transfer into a more specialized program for further study. 

MassTransfer - Through the MassTransfer program, your arts and humanities degree from RCC transfers as two years of completed work towards at Bachelor's degree at most state colleges and universities.  Review the A2B pathways on the MassTransfer website

RCC also has articulation agreements with private universities that allow for seamless transfer to a four-year school upon completion of your arts and humanities degree at RCC:

Arts and Humanities
First Name Last Name Title Department Phone Email Room
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Kevin
Dacey Adjunct Instructor Humanities kdacey@rcc.mass.edu
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Tereza
Swanda Adjunct Art Faculty Humanities tswanda@rcc.mass.edu 1-320
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Marisa
Jones Adjunct Theater Faculty Humanities mjones@rcc.mass.edu
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Gary
Duehr Adjunct Faculty - Art Humanities gduehr@rcc.mass.edu
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Cheryl
Hirshman Adjunct Faculty- Art Humanities 617-427-0060 x5181 chirshman@rcc.mass.edu 1-316
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Sharon
Shakur Adjunct Faculty- Modern Dance Humanities sshakur@rcc.mass.edu
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Joshua
Ziemann Full Time Faculty- Music Humanities 857-701-1128 jziemann@rcc.mass.edu 1-308
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Jeffrey
Lavoie Adjunct Professor Humanities 617-427-0060 x5197 jlavoie@rcc.mass.edu
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