Humanities Mission Statement
In sharing the vision and the mission of the college, the Humanities department seeks to create student awareness through humanistic sensibility and development through individual and critical thinking through the introduction to languages, visual arts, music philosophy and literature. The Humanities department also provides students with an appropriate physical space as well as culturally diverse, intellectual environment for the study and creation of art.
Social Sciences Mission Statement
The department will predispose students to learn, describe, analyze and predict human behavior from various social science perspectives: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Aligned with Daley College core competencies the Humanities, Social Science, and Foreign Language department helps develop our student success through the following:
-Communicate effectively through research in each field of study, which helps students become aware of both historical and current content.
-Think creatively, analytically, and critically in each field of study and often share common grounds for exploration into other fields.
-Appreciate diversity (Global/Cultural Awareness)-within our departmental courses students are exposed to both to historical and current customs. Students are encouraged to participate both within the academic environment but also expand into the cultural array within their community and city.
Quantitatively reason is exposed in within each field of study. Within the visual arts basic mathematical content is presented through measuring and geometric imagery.
Effectively use technology -our courses often expose and help students develop computer skills needed in transferable four year institutions and workforce.
Value ethics-students become aware of the importance of ethics and decision making throughout the department but especially within the Humanities and Philosophy fields.