Welcome to the Division of Humanities at Young Harris College. You have chosen the perfect moment to explore what our Division has to offer because the Humanities at Young Harris—English, Communication Studies, Foreign Language, Philosophy and Religious Studies—have never been more vibrant. English, Communication Studies and Religious Studies currently award majors and minors, while Foreign Language (Spanish) is also offered as a minor.
Here are a few examples of what makes our Division so lively: you can take an English Composition/Service Learning class and hone your reading and writing skills as you partner with a local agency dedicated to wiping out illiteracy in the north Georgia mountains; take an interdisciplinary course in Narrative Medicine that combines communication theory, literary studies and fieldwork; or take the Communication Studies Newspaper course and learn how to research, write and edit articles in our new student-run paper; take French or Spanish and help the Department of Foreign Language create a Center for Intercultural Studies and be one of the first YHC students to study abroad for a semester; or be challenged and inspired by the Philosophy department's Ethics class and help create a National Ethics Bowl team.
The Humanities, the heart of a liberal arts education, open the door to a wide range of ideas, perspectives and problem-solving techniques. And study of the Humanities is exhilarating—like tasting a Thai Red Curry or Hungarian borsht after a lifetime of fast food. I invite you to join the banquet.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish more information about the Humanities at Young Harris College. The Department chairs, listed on the faculty pages, will be delighted to talk with you as well. I wish you all the best as you continue your education.
Ruth Looper, Ph.D.
Dean, Division of Humanities