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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 and Media Arts (Fine Arts Gallery webpage)
  • French
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Signed Language
  • Spanish

Degrees and Certificates Available

  • Associate of Arts and Certificate in Art Studio
  • Associate of Integrative Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

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

Julia Lambright

Visiting Lecturer in Fine Arts

Coordinator of Fine Arts

Heather Wood

Associate Professor of English