Classes such as History is a Humanities course which teaches certain skills that are transferable and even marketable in other fields of study (and for future employment).

Humanities courses encourages traits such as:

  • The Use of Creative and Critical Thinking
  • The Ability to Utilize Knowledge About the World Around Us
  • Gaining an Understanding of the Human Experience


With a partner, choose one of these skills:

1) Think about our Triad theme - Viewing American History "complexly"

2) Illustrate how the skill you chose was most prevalent in this first third of the semester

  • In other words, how did your view of History become more complex - use specific evidence

3) Explain how you can use this skill to understand (or contextualize/connect to) the present

  • Here, I want you to think about modern day dilemmas in American society