Humanities and Fine Arts

Although the traditions within our disciplines date back to the first cave drawings and musings of the first humans about life, existence and the universe, we offer the knowledge and skills with which to find careers, personal expression and personal fulfillment in the Twenty-First Century.  I am confident that you will find satisfaction for your intellect and intuition.

I invite you to browse the websites for the seven departments in our division. I am confident that you will find something for your intellect and your intuitive side. If you have questions, stop by, call the contact people listed, or call me at 916-558-2551.

Thank you,

Chris Iwata
Dean, Humanities and Fine Arts Division

Humanities and Fine Arts Office

    • 137
    • 3835 Freeport Blvd.
      Sacramento, CA 95822
    • Phone: 916-558-2551
    • Fax: 916-650-2945

Humanities and Fine Arts Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 3:30 pm

Humanities and Fine Arts Staff


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    Art & Art History

    The mission of the Art department is to provide basic skills and training for students who wish to transfer to four year schools and obtain degrees in art or… MORE >>

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    The Sacramento City College Communication Department offers a wide range of courses, programs, and events that focus on competent communication in a variety of contexts: public, relational, rhetorical, and… MORE >>

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    Foreign Languages

    Through language instruction and the development of competence in the culture of the targeted language, the Foreign Languages Department seeks to create global citizens at Sacramento City College. The… MORE >>

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    The Humanities program allows students to focus on classical, Western, and non-Western humanities. Courses examine the art, architecture, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and historical movements of world cultures.

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    The Music department offers a wide array of courses in performance, theory, appreciation/history, instrumental and vocal music, world music, jazz, audio recording, and music technology. We offer different opportunities… MORE >>

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    The Philosophy Department, in accordance with the College Mission, offers a comprehensive curriculum in both philosophy and religious studies. We offer classes in Western metaphysics, ethics, history of philosophy,… MORE >>

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    Deaf Culture and American Sign Language

    The Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Department seeks to facilitate successful students. The Department provides language skills and cultural understanding to enable students to more effectively interact and… MORE >>

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    Theatre Arts and Film

    The Theatre Arts and Film Department offers courses in the basic skills, history and theories needed for the student to succeed in many areas of Theatre and Film work,… MORE >>