Humanities and Philosophy

Announcements
Des Plaines, Skokie
There are still many humanities and philosophy courses available for the Spring 2019 semester--it is not too late to register! Late start courses, given their later starting dates, allow you to choose from a variety of courses with open registration. They will likely begin sometime in February or March and cover material within a shorter frame of time. If you are still on the search for another interesting class to take, make sure to check out our late start course offerings through myOakton to register!
Des Plaines, Skokie
Our department offers a wide range of classes in philosophy, film, women and gender studies, and interdisciplinary humanities. Many of our classes, in addition to fulfilling the humanities graduation requirements, also fulfill global studies and U.S diversity requirements. Find out more about our available classes by clicking the Spring 2019 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 hgraff@oakton.edu, and her phone number is 847-376-7033. Of course, you should register through myOakton when you are ready!
Des Plaines, Skokie
Women's and Gender Studies Spring Conference on March 8th!
Join friends and colleagues from a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds, and institutions as we explore Intersect This! Poverty and Privilege Through the Lens of Gender and Sexuality. This one-day conference will present scholarly and creative work by feminist activists, writers, scientists, scholars, as well as Oakton students, that examines the effects of poverty and privilege as they are experienced through intersecting systems of racism, sexism, classism, transphobia, homophobia and other forms of oppression within the current political and cultural climate. Simply click the header above for the link to view the event's full details and to register! For more information, contact Lindsey Hewitt at lhewitt@oakton.edu.
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. 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. 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.