Humanities Department Mission Statement
The Humanities Department of Midlands Technical College is dedicated to helping students broaden their understanding of themselves and others through the study of diverse cultures, historical perspective, foreign languages, artistic perspectives, and philosophical foundations. Our curriculum supports the General Education Competencies of communication, mathematics and humanities.
Humanities Department Goals
- To provide courses which meet the communication, mathematics, and humanities requirements of the General Education Core
- To provide courses which meet the communication and humanities requirements of other programs across the college
- To provide courses which enhance the personal growth and interests of the students
Stated Department Outcomes
Students who are taking Humanities courses to meet the Communication General Education Core competency will be able to generate and comprehend oral communication appropriate for a variety of audiences, purposes, and subjects.
Students who are taking Humanities courses to meet the Mathematics General Education Core competency will be able to generate and apply computational skills, quantitative reasoning and symbolic reasoning to evaluate and solve problems systematically.
Students who are taking Humanities courses to meet the Humanities General Education Core competency will be able to understand the diversity of our cultural heritage and the effects of artistic or philosophical influences.
The Humanities Department teaches courses in many disciplines including : Fine Arts (Art, Music and Theatre), History, Religion, Philosophy, and Public Speaking. Some of these classes include practical experience in areas such as drawing, painting, acting and learning to play the guitar. Please see the Course Information page for more explanation and descriptions. Our courses transfer for credit to four year college and universities. Please check to see which ones are on-campus, online, or hybrid.
Are you a current Midlands Technical College student?
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Here is a sample of representative syllabi for the Humanities department. Students are encouraged to continuously discuss options with an advisor.
Elena Martínez-Vidal, Department Chair
Beltline Campus, Wade Martin Building, Room 317-A
MTC is one of the largest sources of transfer students to Columbia College and the University of South Carolina.