The humanities provides the keys necessary to unlock the door to a better understanding of the wonders of the arts and liberal arts. Courses in the humanities and philosophy engage students in the analysis and interpretation of new ideas; snap the bindings of suffocating prejudices; and sharpen one's ability to think clearly, creatively and analytically. Courses provide students the opportunity to participate in a more enriched life and often serve as launching points for more specific studies of art history, philosophy, history and literature.

Generally, students are introduced to the basic building blocks of a variety of the liberal arts with the intention that this will aid not only in the determining of a more specific interest, but also in preparing the student for the rigors of the new discipline.

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Successful completion of an Association of Arts in humanities or philosophy may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations. Below are examples which typically include additional degree work at a transfer institution. Northeast Ohio median salaries in 2020 for lawyers was $119,090 and for general and operations managers was $106,420. See O*Net OnLine for additional wage and employment trends as well as required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Human resources specialist
  • Administrative law judges, adjudicators and hearing officers
  • Arbitrators, mediators and conciliators
  • Compliance officers
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators
  • News analysists, reporters, journalists, technical writers
  • Paralegals and legal assistants
  • Managers: personal service, entertainment, recreation, etc.
  • Postsecondary humanities, philosophy and religion teachers
  • Writers and authors

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Students interested in the humanities and philosophy, transfer, or liberal arts are encouraged to get involved:

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Layce Artman I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus

Michelle Timms One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts

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