Interest Area

Humanities

Explore different ways to understand human culture, behavior, and production from ancient times to the present day. Additionally, students will learn the standards and expectations of academic writing.

In liberal arts classes, students:

  • Learn and apply critical thinking skills using evidence to construct and evaluate effective arguments, analyze cultural activity, and propose effective responses to problems in society.
  • Learn how to evaluate information in terms of logic, accuracy, and ethical implications. 
  • Advance their media, textual, academic, historical, and cultural literacy.
  • Practice civic engagement and understand the importance of an equitable society.

Humanities and English majors consider professions in the following fields:

  • Education, including teaching and research
  • Media including journalism, film, and television
  • Public policy and government professions
  • Non-profit and social advocacy professions
  • Law
  • Politics

Programs

English

UC TransferCSU TransferAA

Ethnic Studies

Film and Digital Media

CSU TransferAA

Gender Studies

History

UC TransferCSU TransferAA

Humanities

AA
  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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Median Salary

$62,671

Job Growth

+44%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 4%
  • Master's Degree
  • 54%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 43%
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Archeologists

Median Salary

$62,671

Job Growth

+44%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 9%
  • Master's Degree
  • 42%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 48%
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Archivists

Median Salary

$58,489

Job Growth

+35%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 16%
  • Master's Degree
  • 84%
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Curators

Median Salary

$62,826

Job Growth

+12%

Education

  • Some College
  • 3%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 1%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 14%
  • Master's Degree
  • 44%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 37%
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Elementary School Teachers

Median Salary

$92,057

Job Growth

-5%

Education

  • Some College
  • 1%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 84%
  • Master's Degree
  • 13%
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Geographers

Median Salary

$89,380

Job Growth

-59%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 43%
  • Master's Degree
  • 35%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 22%
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Historians

Median Salary

$51,522

Job Growth

-47%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 18%
  • Certificate
  • 15%
  • Some College
  • 18%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 20%
  • Master's Degree
  • 28%
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Interpreters and Translators

Median Salary

$59,269

Job Growth

+18%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 1%
  • Certificate
  • 1%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 11%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 52%
  • Master's Degree
  • 34%
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Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Median Salary

$65,968

Job Growth

+9%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 61%
  • Master's Degree
  • 39%
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Middle School Teachers

Median Salary

$91,004

Job Growth

-15%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 2%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 6%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 77%
  • Master's Degree
  • 15%
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Museum Technicians and Conservators

Median Salary

$45,068

Job Growth

-3%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 1%
  • Certificate
  • 20%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 7%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 24%
  • Master's Degree
  • 47%
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Political Scientists

Median Salary

$77,564

Job Growth

+35%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 10%
  • Master's Degree
  • 13%
  • Doctoral or More
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Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers

Median Salary

$102,837

Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • Master's Degree
  • 35%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 64%
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Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers

Median Salary

$102,837

Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 9%
  • Master's Degree
  • 18%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 73%
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Postsecondary History Teachers

Median Salary

$102,837

Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • Master's Degree
  • 30%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 70%
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Secondary School Teachers

Median Salary

$88,561

Job Growth

-17%

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 67%
  • Master's Degree
  • 28%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 4%
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Social Science Research Assistants

Median Salary

$49,733

Job Growth

+16%

Education

  • Some College
  • 9%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 54%
  • Master's Degree
  • 37%
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Tour Guides and Escorts

Median Salary

$39,612

Job Growth

-50%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 26%
  • Certificate
  • 8%
  • Some College
  • 2%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 31%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 32%
  • Master's Degree
  • 2%
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Travel Guides

Median Salary

$39,612

Job Growth

-50%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 33%
  • Some College
  • 40%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 11%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 12%
  • Master's Degree
  • 3%
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