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

Associate of Arts Degree

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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
    Faculty
    Humanities
  • 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.
    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
    Faculty
    Bio
    Humanities
  • Toki Wright
    Faculty/Artist in Residence
    Humanities