The Humanities Division offers flexible programs of study preparing students for transfer to four-year programs and count towards UNM Core Curriculum requirements. We also provide elective courses that are essential to the general education core and to the graduation requirements of all programs offered at UNM-Valencia. Whether you are working on your degree, fulfilling Core Curriculum requirements, learning a language, or exploring something new, Humanities offers a variety of courses to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Courses Offered

  • Art and Art History
  • Communications and Journalism
  • English
  • Fine Arts (Fine Arts Gallery webpage)
  • Film & Digital Arts
  • French
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Signed Language
  • Spanish

Degrees and Certificates Available

Full-Time Faculty in the Humanities Division:

Justin Bendell

Chair and Assistant Professor of English

Patricia Gillikin

Professor of English

Coordinator of English

Jami Huntsinger

Professor of English

Alexa Wheeler

Principal Lecturer III in Fine Arts

Humanities Coordinator

Sarah Heyward

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

Coordinator of Fine Arts

Ana June

Assistant Professor of English