Humanities and Philosophy

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 Fall 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-chairs, Tom Bowen and Mohamed Mehdi. You can reach Tom Bowen by emailing or calling his phone number at 847-376-7084. Mohamed Mehdi's email is, and his phone number is 847-376-7287. Of course, you should register through myOakton when you are ready!
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. More information about each concentration can be found under "Related Links" on the left hand side of this page. Be sure to check out what classes fit your concentration by searching under "Category" when registering for classes.