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Humanities and Philosophy

Humanities and Philosophy

Philosophy and the humanities are more than academic disciplines: they are fundamental - and sometimes beautiful or even horrific - expressions of the human condition. Artists and lovers of wisdom share the space where reason and the imagination collide.

Des Plaines, Skokie
Register for Fall Classes
Registration for fall classes is well underway. Most of these classes are 16 weeks in length and begin August 25th. We are offering a wide variety of classes including Ethics, Philosophy, Art, Film, and Asian Studies, and World Mythologies. Please click on the link on the left, "Fall 2014 Classes" for more information about classes and for the biographies of the instructors. Our schedule provides much more detailed information than the general Oakton schedule can offer. For more information contact Hollace Graff, Chair of Humanities and Philosophy, at 847-376-7099 or Mohamed Mehdi, Co-Chair of Humanities/Philosophy, at 847-376-7287
Des Plaines
Congratulate Our Students
Please join us in congratulating Zachary Gerskowitz and Julia Prieto for their Honors Awards. Zachary was named the Philosophy Student of the Year and Julia the Honors Student of the Year. These awards were received at the annual Honors banquet on May 1. Zachary is an enthusiastic student who has excelled in philosophy courses. Julia was named Honors Student of the Year because of her dedication to an interdisciplinary approach to learning.

Instructor Profile - Lindsey Hewitt

While I have taught at various institutions over the years, I feel that I have truly found my “home” at Oakton as an Assistant Professor of Humanities and Anthropology. I teach a variety of Women and Gender Studies and Anthropology courses with a particular focus on intersectionality, transnational feminism, and anthropology of gender and sexuality. Outside of teaching, I volunteer with the Chicago Women’s Health Center. This fall I will be running the Chicago Marathon to raise funds for this organization while also raising awareness about the importance of accessible healthcare for women in Chicago.



October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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