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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and her phone number is 847-376-7033. Of course, you should register through myOakton when you are ready!
Des Plaines, Skokie
This film festival will take place through November 27-30 at the Footlik Theater. The festival will feature a series of independent movies, and each movie will also be followed by a Q&A session with those who directly had a part in its making. One of the films being shown this year is Rendezvous in Chicago. Rendezvous in Chicago is a film directed by one of Oakon's very own faculty, Michael Smith, who teaches classes such as Intro to Film and Global Cinema. His short, comedic feature film that serves as a "love letter to the Windy City and its colorful inhabitants was an official selection of the 2018 Adirondack Film Festival" as well. This event is free and open to all, so invite your friends and family! Come right on in to watch a great film and to have the chance of meeting the filmmakers in person! We hope to see you all there!
We wish to congratulate Kristin McCartney for her new position as Co-Coordinator of the Honors Program. Kristin has taught various humanities and philosophy classes such as Intro to Philosophy, Ethics, and Women & Creativity throughout her years of teaching at Oakton. She also has encouraged many students to learn more about social justice issues and aided their efforts to make positive changes in both their school and community as a former advisor of Students for Social Justice. We look forward to Kristin bringing her fresh ideas, meaningful concerns and great empathy to the program!