Humanities and Social Sciences Division
The departments within Humanities and Social Sciences offer a wide range of courses for learners to choose from - courses taught by highly educated and dedicated instructors, who are experts in their chosen field. Go ahead...browse and see for yourself how the Humanities and Social Sciences can help you grow, professionally and personally!
High School Competition
The High School Competition is where high school students from all around the Tennessee area come to Columbia State to compete in different categories that are judged by college faculty.
Learn more about this competition
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Lyceum is a cultural affairs committee that serves the students, the faculty, the staff and citizens interested in the arts in our community. Lyceum involves lectures, musical concerts, dramatic presentations and book chats.
Learn more about Lyceum
Perceptions is Columbia State's Journal of the Arts. The journal is published every year and features poetry, prose and photography from students, faculty and staff.
Read Perceptions
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The Slave Narratives
The Slave Narratives consists of iconic excerpts from literature that preserve the life and legacy of many unknown African-American slaves. For several years, Columbia State faculty, staff, students and retirees brought the lives of these brave men and women to stage through live narration – they highlighted the perseverance of a race of people that were bound, dehumanized, abused and treated as property.
Learn more about The Slave Narratives
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between humanities and fine arts?

Humanities refers to the name of the entire division and the fine arts and English departments are two components of the humanities division.

What pathways are considered fine arts?
Why are fine arts classes required for my degree program when the classes don't have anything to do with it?
May I take other art, music or speech courses such as guitar, acting or painting and use them for humanities elective?
What if I already have a humanities/fine arts course at a previous institution such as mythology or a class entitled Humanities?
What are the differences in communication studies, performance studies and mass communication?

Humanities and Social Sciences News


Dr. Barry Gidcomb
Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences
Columbia Campus, Clement 102
Nancy Hardy
Columbia Campus, Clement 102