The mission of the History, Humanities, and Philosophy Department is to provide students at NCTC a strong foundation in the liberal arts that is essential for career success, leadership, global citizenship, and a lifetime of learning. The department prepares its students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the world; significant intellectual, critical thinking, and practical skills; and a strong sense of personal and civic responsibility for enriching their lives and making a difference in society.
History, Humanities, and Philosophy offer a variety of courses which form an integral part of NCTC’s core curriculum requirements for both the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees and are transferable to senior colleges and universities. These courses assist students in pursuing career goals in fields such as education, information services, public administration, journalism, law, and human relations. Many of the classes also satisfy personal enrichment needs for individual students.
As a part of their regular activities faculty members also make special contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of both the college and the community. They sponsor student organizations, plan and participate in programs such as the American Conference on Leadership and the Black History Celebration, collaborate with other community colleges instructors in the Texas Community College Teachers Association, and serve as resource persons for local citizens and organizations.