Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, Saturday, and online courses.
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Summer Session, Full- or Part-Time.

About the Program

Humanities is the study of the creative contributions made by individuals from many cultures throughout history. Century College’s Humanities Program encompasses a wide spectrum of courses that focus on the creative legacy of humankind, including:

  • Literature
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Visual Art
  • Theatre
  • Media
  • Film
  • Philosophy
  • Mythology
  • Religion

The scope of each area is broad, stretching from prehistoric times to the frontiers of cyberspace. In each course, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss and analyze representative creative works from both a historical and a cultural context.

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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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    Program Faculty

  • Nicole Hinrichs
  • Candace Seeber
    Dean’s Assistant
    Student Affairs
  • Experience: Ruth Wollersheim teaches Humanities, Film Studies, and Gender Studies, and is the current Gender Studies Program Director at Century College. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in an interdisciplinary program called Modern Studies where her areas of concentration were feminist film and media studies, feminist theory, and cultural studies. Her dissertation examined the popularity of the desperate housewife character in innumerable films, television shows, and cooking blogs. Ruth has been teaching at Century for over 10 years.
    Teaching Approach: Ruth’s philosophy for teaching and learning comes from her strong commitment to social justice and equity as well as her background in interdisciplinary teaching and learning in the broader humanities, such as in film and critical media studies, gender studies, and English literature and composition. In other words, she believes in the transformative power of storytelling across disciplines, identities, and cultures. She also considers teaching and learning a matter of continual trial and error. Ruth loves the energy of the classroom and is always concerned when you are not there. Additionally, she really, really, really wants you to succeed and find strength in your journey and your unique identity.
    Education: PhD, Modern Studies, (focused on culture, media, and theory); Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate
    Hobbies: Her other passions include craft beer, saunas, lake swimming, canoes, Bernese Mountain Dogs, vintage dresses, and human rights.
    Ruth Wollersheim
  • Toki Wright
    Faculty/Artist in Residence