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Certificate of Achievement - Humanities

The Humanities Program educates students in the ways of thinking and acting from a global and interdisciplinary perspective by fostering engagement with the diverse, dynamic and interconnected products of human thought and creativity. The study of Humanities allows students to develop a foundational understanding of personal and community values, cultural views, religious beliefs and aesthetic practices and theories and how these shape the way we view the world and ourselves. The Certificate of Achievement in Humanities demonstrates the student’s solid background in the critical and empathetic thinking skills that mark the deliberate thought processes and formation of complex questions without definitive answers that are the hallmark of the Humanities. This certificate allows students to acquire lifelong practices that foster true knowledge as distinct from an aggregate of information and facts. These skills and competencies are applicable across disciplines and will enrich a wide variety of majors and professional careers.

In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

To learn about other programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.

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