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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 Spring Classes
Registration for Spring classes will begin on the 19h of November. Most of these classes are 16 weeks in length and begin January 20th. 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, "Spring 2015 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, Skokie
New Classes to be Offered in Spring 2015
We are happy to announce our new classes. HUM 141-001, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, TR 12:30pm-1:45pm at the Skokie campus, will be taught by Lindsey Hewitt. In addition, HUM 162-0W1, Film and Literature, Saturday 1:00-6:00 pm at the Des Plaines campus, will be taught by Therese Grisham.

Des Plaines, Skokie
Congratulations to 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.
Des Plaines, Skokie
Congratulation to Micheal Smith
Film Studies faculty member Micheal Smith organised an amazing event- Oakton's first Pop-up Film Festival. After the films, Micheal Smith, Therese Grisham, and Larry Knapp interviewed the directors. Atleast 250 people participated

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.



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.

December 19
Grades due.

December 24 - January 4
College closed.

January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

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