Arts and Humanities Department


Mary Martin
Administrative Assistant to Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer, (541) 506-6031

Department Chair

Joel Kabakov

From ancient times to the present day, people have raised fundamental questions about life through the arts and humanities. By studying the world's cultures, students expand their horizons and prepare themselves for an increasingly multicultural world. Through rigorous exploration of complex philosophical arguments, students move beyond their own assumptions toward a deeper understanding of human life and its perplexities. And discovery in the arts helps students open their imaginations to fresh perspectives on the world.


Students will learn how art has influenced different cultures in time. They will be able to take different courses to sharpen their art skills in different mediums.

Communication Studies

Students are offered a variety of courses to sharpen their communication skills to help them in their personal and work lives.


Students are able to choose from courses that are designed for both serious music study and personal enrichment.


Students will learn what it means to be happy, how to act morally or find meaning and purpose in your life

Theatre Arts

Students will have the choice to study theatre throughout history and/or be given the chance to work on their performance and production skills.


Course Name Credits
ART 101 Understanding Architecture 4
ART 102 Understanding the Visual Arts 4
ART 206 History of Western Art 4
ART 211 Modern Art History:19th Century Art in Europe & America 4
ART 212 Modern Art History: Early 20th Century Art 4
ART 230 Drawing I 3
ART 252 Ceramics I 3
ART 254 Ceramics I - Studio 2
ART 255 Ceramics II 3
ART 258 Ceramics II - Studio 2
ART 269 Printmaking I 3
ART 271 Printmaking II - Studio 2
ART 280 Painting 3
ART 286 Watercolor I 3
ART 287 Watercolor II - Studio 2
ART 292 Sculpture: Mixed Media 3
COMM 111 Public Speaking 4
COMM 130 Business & Professional Speech Communication 4
COMM 140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 4
COMM 214 Interpersonal Communication: Process & Theory 4
COMM 215 Small Group Communication: Process and Theory 4
COMM 228 Mass Communication and Society 4
COMM 237 Gender and Communication 4
MUC 123 Electronic Media I 2
MUC 124 Electronic Media II 2
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 108 Music Cultures of the World 3
MUS 110 Fundamentals of Music 4
MUS 191 Guitar I 2
MUS 202 Introduction to Music and Its Literature 3
PHL 197 Manufacturing Reality: Critical Thinking & the Media 4
PHL 201 Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophical Problems 4
PHL 202 Introduction to Philosophy: Elementary Ethics 4
PHL 204 Philosophy of Religion 4
PHL 210 Introduction to Asian Philosophy 4
PHL 211 Existentialism 4
TA 101 Theatre Appreciation 4
TA 111 Fundamentals of Technical Theatre 4
TA 141 Fundamentals of Acting Techniques 4
TA 142 Fundamentals of Acting Techniques 4
TA 144 Improvisational Theatre 3
TA 148 Movement for the Stage 3
TA 180A Theater Rehearsal and Performance 1
TA 180B Theater Rehearsal and Performance 2
TA 180C Theater Rehearsal and Performance 3
TA 180D Theater Rehearsal and Performance 4
TA 190A Projects in Theater 1
TA 190B Projects in Theater 2
TA 190C Projects in Theater 3
TA 274 Theatre History 4
Namesort descending Title Email Phone
Rachel Harry Theatre Arts Instructor (541) 386-4500