Communication and Humanities

Communication and Humanities

Mission Statement:

The mission of the PVCC Communication and Humanities Division is to educate learners in oral communication and the humanities at the lower division level of study by offering a wide range of courses that are assessed and improved to meet learners' needs. Using state of the art research, technology, teaching methodologies, and delivery systems, faculty provide learners with the means they can use to think more deeply and bring greater meaning to their lives, to think more critically about the world, to communicate more confidently and competently, and to resolve their conflicts more civilly. As a result of studying oral communication, world languages and cultures, and the humanities, a student has the opportunity to become a more confident, competent, and caring member of his or her family, profession, local community, state, country, and global community.

Learning Outcomes Statements:

  • The learner will be able to think more deeply and bring greater meaning to his or her life.
  • The learner will be able to think more critically about the world.
  • The learner will be able to assess the ethical implications of his or her choices more effectively.
  • The learner will be able to communicate more confidently and competently.
  • The learner will be able to resolve his or her conflicts more civilly.
  • The learner will be able to think more deeply about the world's global cultures and their ideas, values, and aesthetics.

Division Goals:

  • Educate learners in oral communication at the lower division level of study by offering a wide range of courses that meet learners' needs.
  • Educate learners in the humanities at the lower division level of study by offering a wide range of courses that meet learners' needs.
  • Use state of the art research to provide learners with learning opportunities that meet their needs.
  • Use state of the art technology to provide learners with learning opportunities that meet their needs.
  • Use state of the art teaching methodologies to provide learners with learning opportunities that meet their needs.
  • Use state of the art delivery systems to provide learners with learning opportunities that meet their needs.
  • Provide learners with the means they can use to think more deeply and bring greater meaning to their lives.
  • Provide learners with the means they can use to think more critically about the world.
  • Provide learners with the means they can use to communicate more confidently and competently.
  • Provide learners with the means they can use to resolve their conflicts more civilly.