Humanities Division

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What are the Humanities? What do we offer?

Students in Humanities programs and courses get a rich exposure to both theoretical and practical knowledge, preparing them for professional success as well as further education.  Humanities students have many opportunities to offer what they learn in the classroom to the public:  through student music and theater performances, video productions, Talking River (our literary journal), internships in the schools, peer consulting in the Writing Center, speech and debate competitions, art showings, and open mic events held in a popular local pub.

The Visiting Writers Series, the annual Stegner lecture, instrumental and choral music concerts, theater productions, and film festivals are  just some of the ways in which the Humanities division brings the arts to the LCSC campus and community.  The Humanities division also provides leadership for Writing Across the Curriculum, and is deeply engaged in delivering General Education Core courses, as well as foreign and heritage language courses, and professional preparation courses, all of which help students achieve their educational and professional objectives.  Humanities faculty invigorate their teaching and service with their scholarly and creative endeavors, often in collaborative partnerships with students.

The Humanities division offers degrees with options for:

  • B.A or B.S. degree in Communication Arts
  • B.A. degree in English, Creative Writing, Publishing Arts, or English: Secondary Education
  • B.A. or B.S. degree in General Studies: Humanities

We also cooperate with other divisions to offer:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Business and Communication Arts
  • B. A or B.S. in Individualized Interdisciplinary degree plan

Students who seek a two-year degree can earn an A.A. through our division in:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Liberal Arts: Humanities

Students in any major may enhance their degree with a minor in:


  • Art
  • Communication Arts
  • Middle School English Language Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Music
  • Nez Perce Language
  • Publishing Arts
  • Spanish
  • Theatre

Students who live in the Coeur d’Alene area can complete a B.A./B.S. degree at the LCSC Coeur d'Alene Center in:

  • Communication Arts
  • Business and Communication
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

We welcome inquiries about our programs, courses, and activities.  Stop by Spalding Hall 106, contact us at 208-792-2297, or e-mail the Humanities Chair, Martin Gibbs at  We look forward to hearing from you.


Spalding Hall 104