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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 Summer Classes
Registration for Summer classes is well underway. These classes are either 7 or 8 weeks in length and begin June 9 or June 16. It is a great opportunity to earn some credits in a shorter amount of time. We are offering a variety of classes with topics ranging from Philosophy to Art to Film to Asian studies and World Mythologies. Please click on the link on the left, "Summer 2014 Classes", for more information or contact 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. Join us in congratulating these wonderful students for their success!

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.



July 24
Incomplete (I) grades from spring 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.*

July 31
Classes end.

August 4
Faculty grading due.

August 4
Second summer interim classes begin.

August 18
Faculty return for fall 2014 semester.

August 22
Second summer interim classes end.

August 25
Fall 2014 semester classes begin.

August 28
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

September 1
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 21
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

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