COVID-19 Campus Update

The College is currently closed, and remote instruction and work continue while Philadelphia remains under a stay-at-home order. All courses for the Summer I and II terms will be held online while student services and support are available remotely. Visit the College’s Virtual Student Resource Center to access the assistance that you need. Adequate notice will be shared with students, staff and faculty once a re-opening date is established. 

Courses

If you are looking to deepen your awareness and understanding of cultures, learn more about important ideas that impact our society, or improve your ability to read, write and think carefully, then you will find that we have a lot to offer.

Courses in our department may be taken in any order. They focus on different topics, areas or time periods, but it does not matter if you start with 101 or 221. Every course is open to students who are new to the subject, while at the same time challenging and worthwhile for more advanced students.

* Honors courses may only be taken as part of the selective Honors program. Contact us for more details.

Black Studies

BLAS 101 - Introduction to Black Studies

First Year Experience

HIST 101 - United States History

Gender Studies

GS 101 - Introduction to Gender Studies

History

HIST 101 - United States History: Colonial America through the Revolutionary Era
HIST 102 - United States History: The 19th Century
HIST 103 - United States History: The 20th Century
HIST 121 - Global History: The Distant Past
HIST 122 - Global History: The Recent Past
HIST 142 - Food History
HIST 146 - Latino American History
HIST 150 - History of American Health Care
HIST 151 - History of Capitalism
HIST 160 - History of American Diversity
HIST 170 - Religion in American History (may be taken as RS 170)
HIST 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning (may be taken as ADC 176)
HIST 180 - Women and History
HIST 220 - African American History to 1877
HIST 221 - African American History After 1865

Honors

ART 101H - (Honors) Visual Communication
ART 103H - (Honors) History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance
ART 104H - (Honors) History of Art: Renaissance to Modern

EASC 111H - (Honors) Environmental Conservation

ENGL 101H - (Honors) English Composition I
ENGL 102H - (Honors) English Composition II
ENGL 195H - (Honors) Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences I
ENGL 196H - (Honors) Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences II
ENGL 297H - (Honors) Literature in the Context of Intellectual History: Ancient & Medieval
ENGL 298H - (Honors) Literature in the Context of Intellectual History: Modern

HIST 297H - (Honors) Intellectual History: Ancient & Medieval
HIST 298H - (Honors) Intellectual History: Modern

HUM 101H - (Honors) Cultural Traditions: Ancient to Renaissance

IDS 297H - (Honors) Seminar in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Ancient & Medieval
IDS 298H - (Honors) Seminar in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Modern
IDS 299H - (Honors) Interdisciplinary Seminar: Thematic Approach

PHIL 297H - (Honors) Philosophy in the Context of Intellectual History: Ancient & Medieval
PHIL 298H - (Honors) Philosophy in the Context of Intellectual History: Modern

PSYC 101H - (Honors) Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 215H - (Honors) Developmental Psychology

SOC 101H - (Honors) Introduction to Sociology

Humanities

HUM 101 - Cultural Traditions: Ancient to Renaissance
HUM 102 - Cultural Traditions: Modern to Contemporary
HUM 120 - Introduction to Chinese Culture and Civilization
HUM 130 - Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization
HUM 150 - Introduction to Latin American Cultures and Civilizations
HUM 170 - Middle East Cultures and Civilizations
HUM 180 - Introduction to African Cultures and Civilizations
HUM 190 - Modern Africa and Asia

Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS 120 – Introduction to Study Abroad (application and interview required)
IDS 150 – Introduction to African Diaspora Studies

Philosophy

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 111 - Critical Thinking
PHIL 151 - World Religions(may be taken as RS 151)
PHIL 152 - Philosophy of Religion(may be taken as RS 152)
PHIL 202 - Philosophy of Love and Sexuality
PHIL 211 - Ethical Problems
PHIL 215 - Social and Political Philosophy

Religious Studies

RS 101 - Introduction to Religion
RS 151 - World Religions (may be taken as PHIL 151)
RS 152 - Philosophy of Religion (may be taken as PHIL 152)
RS 170 - Religion in American History (may be taken as HIST 170)
RS 175 - Religions of the Middle East
RS 180 - Asian Religions