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Welcome to the Foothill Humanities Department

Humanities is the study of literature, art (including architecture, sculpture, dance and theater), history and philosophy. Our courses are unique in that we engage a variety of disciplines to explore how diverse cultures throughout history have come to understand fundamental questions such as who we are, what our role in the cosmos is and what it means to live a good life.

The Humanities Department offers a range of courses that fulfill both the Foothill GE requirement for Area 1 (Humanities) and transfer to both the CSU and the UC.

For more information on each course, see Course Details.

A Note on Textbook Prices:

The department is well aware of the negative impact that the high cost of textbooks has on community college students. Therefore, the department has made every effort to keep the prices of its textbooks as low as possible.

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