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In these courses, you will discover what unites all of us as “human” regardless of what continent we call home, and gain the cultural insight necessary for better understanding and interpreting the world around you. Have you ever wondered what Judaism, Christianity and Islam may have in common, why the Mona Lisa is so incredibly famous or how Gothic architecture got its name? The answers to these questions and many more can be found in the humanities courses at Macomb.

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Humanities Courses at Macomb

  • Introduction to the Arts
  • Human Values, Technology and the Automobile
  • Rock Music: A Cultural Perspective
  • Theater Arts
  • The Film as Arts
  • Selected Studies in Film
  • Comparative Religions
  • Introduction to Mythology
  • Introduction to Asian Religions and Culture
  • Western Religious Traditions

Career Opportunities in Humanities

Most careers in the humanities require advanced degrees. With a master’s degree in humanities or a related area (i.e. Comparative Religion or Art History), you will be qualified to teach at most community colleges. With a Ph.D., you will be qualified to teach at the university level. But even if you aren’t pursuing a humanities degree, the cultural knowledge and understanding you gain at Macomb will serve you well in just about any career.

Transfer Pathways

Credits earned in Macomb’s humanities courses can be applied toward an associate degree at Macomb and will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. in humanities, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Humanities Courses?

For more information, contact the Associate Dean, Humanities, at South Campus: 586.445.7251 or, or at Center Campus: 586.286.2282 or

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