Humanities and Philosophy

Des Plaines, Skokie
Spring 2018 Registration
As of November 15, students are now able to register for Spring classes. Some classes we would recommend to fulfill humanities and philosophy requirements are Introduction to Philosophy, Intro to Film, Intro to Women's Studies, World Mythology, Ethics, Logic,and World Religions. Many of these are introductory classes that cover a wide range of topics. We have many other interesting courses that focuses on specific subjects, such as Environmental Ethics and Women and Creativity. Find out more about our available classes by clicking the Spring 2018 Classes link on the left hand side of this page. By looking at our department schedule, you can find out what requirements different classes meet. By clicking on the name of the instructor, you can look at a brief biography. Any questions about humanities and philosophy can be answered by the department co-chair, Hollace Graff. Her email is, and her phone number is 847-376-7033. Of course, you should register through myOakton when you are ready!
Des Plaines, Skokie
The 4th annual Oakton Pop Up Film Festival is happening Tuesday through Friday, November 28th to December 1st. It is occurring at the Footlik Theatre, on 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. All these films are by important, independent film makers. It is free admissions, and all films will be showcased around the afternoon. Each film will be followed by a Q and A with the directors. We are excited that one of the films is Michael Smith’s Mercury in Retrograde. Michael Smith teaches film studies at Oakton. A complete description and times of all the films can be found on the Oakton website. The title of this section links to the schedule.
Des Plaines, Skokie
Take Classes by Concentration
Here at Oakton, students have an excellent opportunity to study within a concentration while completing their degree. Students will receive recognition on their transcripts for completing one or more concentrations. Some of these areas of study include the Honors, Peace and Social Justice, Women and Gender Studies, Great Books, Global Studies, and our newest Environmental Studies concentrations, as well as others. Many humanities and philosophy classes fulfill one or more requirements for multiple concentrations at a time. Be sure to check out what classes fit your concentration by searching under "Category" when registering for classes.