Arts & Humanities

Courses in Art & Humanities involve a variety of subject matter including art, art history, theatre, film, the human condition and more.

Many subject areas draw upon arts and humanities in understanding basic developments and progression through time, including history, religion, communications and languages.

Art Courses

We offer several art courses, including ART111: Drawing I. This course examines the fundamental principles of drawing and can serve as a prerequisite course for additional courses. Other art courses offered include the following:

  • Drawing I
  • Drawing and Composition II
  • Sculpture I & II (Department approval required.) 
    Request department approval at (602) 286-8490 or
  • Ceramics I & II
  • Art Independent Study

Students are given several opportunities to showcase their work.

Art History Courses

Students can study various subjects in Art History, including ARH101 - Pre-History to the Renaissance. This course focuses on paintings, drawings, sculptures, architecture and artistic expressions, and require no prerequisites. Other areas of study include:

  • Renaissance to Contemporary
  • Post WWII to Contemporary
  • Art History 102 offered in Prague, Summer Session II
Humanities Courses

We offer a mix of several Arts & Humanities courses, including HUM250 - Ideas and Values in the Humanities. This course presents an historical analysis of the interrelationships of art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy from the early civilizations to the Renaissance, including western and non-western cultures. Other courses include:

  • Introduction to Cinema
  • Contemporary Cinema
  • Acting I & II
  • Introduction to Holocaust Studies 
  • Ideas and Values in the Humanities

If you are interested in arts and humanities courses, you may also be interested in philosophy & religion or English.

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GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Phone: (602) 286-8730
Fax: (602) 286-8716
Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF124

Arts, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Science Division Chair, Prague Program Director

Phone: (602) 286-8487 | (480) 242-8358
Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF108