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Humanities Department

Humanities Department

CVCC students studying

"We Examine the Human Experience"


The Humanities Department of Catawba Valley Community College offers a number of courses to prepare the student for entrance into a four-year college or university. As part of the College Transfer Program, courses within the Humanities Department parallel the freshman and sophomore years of study at a four-year institution. In the first two years of college, students pursue a program of general education. The department offers courses in the areas of communication, English, foreign language, and religion to fulfill required humanities hours. Connect with each department to see which courses are currently offered.

“If you consider what are called the virtues in mankind, you will find their growth is assisted by education and cultivation.”  -Xenophon

Experience a classroom beyond four walls when you register for this exciting travel study option. Explore the roots of Southern American authors and the Spanish influence in the South. Check out one of our past trips below.


» Day 1 - 5 Humanities Travel Experience for May 5-10 2013 (PDF)


For more information about the Humanities contact:

B.J. McNally, Departmental Administrative Assistant WW 112-A, Ext. 4861


Full-time Faculty:

Dr. Donna Ross; Department Head, Spanish
WW 114-F, Ext. 4111

Teresa Sumner; Faculty
WW 111-C

Tim Lee; Faculty
WW 114-E, Ext. 4482

Joann Buehler; Spanish
WW 114-G, Ext. 4079

Jason Earnhardt; Communications
WW 114-H, Ext. 4078

Jeff Kautz; Religion, Ethics and Philosophy
WW 126-B, Ext. 4832

Kim Ray; Communications
WW 126-A, Ext.

Ariel Hamilton; Communications
WW 126-A, Ext.

Adjunct Faculty:

Dr. Edger Foster; Religion

Dr. Chuck Dickson; Religion

Marie Parkhurst; Religion

Cliff Moone; Religion

Keely Deboever; Religion

Chris Parker; Religion

Rana Domant; French

Prudence Brooks; Chinese