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

  • Associate of Arts and Certificate in Art Studio
  • Associate of Arts in English
  • Associate of Arts and Certificate in Film & Digital Arts
  • Certificate in Film Technician
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

Full-Time Faculty in the Humanities Division:

Justin Bendell

Chair and Associate Professor of English

Anicca Cox

Assistant Professor of English

Patricia Gillikin

Professor of English 

Sarah Heyward

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

Gallery Coordinator
Ana June

Assistant Professor of English

English Coordinator

Steven RomeroAssistant Professor of English

Jonathan Sims

Assistant Professor of Film and Digital Arts

Alexa Wheeler

Principal Lecturer III in Fine Arts

Fine Arts Coordinator