ARC Humanities Division

The Humanities division includes many fields of study, all of which are linked via a focus on critical inquiry, theory, research, and a regard for the diversity among individuals and societies.

Courses may be taken individually or as part of a certificate or degree program. The Humanities programs of study include: Deaf Culture and ASL Studies, Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Foster Kinship Care Education, Humanities, ASL English Interpreter Preparation, Philosophy, and Speech Communication.

For information about a specific class, please visit that discipline page or contact counseling at 916-484-8572. Courses in the Humanities are typically both UC and CSU transferable, and also lead to exciting careers

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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) helps non-native speakers learn English to pursue their career and educational goals.

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Speech Communication

Speech communication is essential for personal and professional growth. Learn theory and practice public speaking and critical thinking.

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Dean: Diana Hicks
Admin. Asst.: Liliya Dorofeyev
Phone: (916) 484-8499
Fax: (916) 484-8366


Monday - Thursday: 
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am to 4:00 pm


Davies Hall, 3rd Floor

ARC - Humanities

"Humanities defne who we are as a people. That is their power -- to remind us of what we have to offer, and what we all have in common.."

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~Michelle Obama