Welcome to the Humanities Division at Bluegrass Community and Technical College!

What are the humanities?  Best described, the humanities is the study of how people process and document the human experience. Since humans have been able, we have used art, language and literature, music, and philosophy to understand and record our world. These records of human experience give us the opportunity to connect to those who have come before us as well as to our contemporaries.

The Humanities Division offers various courses in art and art history (ART), creative writing, non-fiction writing, English composition, literature (ENG and HUM), English as a second language (ESL), music (MUS), philosophy (PHI), theatre arts (THA), and women’s and gender studies (WGS). For those who need additional assistance with fundamental skills, the Humanities division also offers developmental courses in reading (RDG) and writing (ENC and IRW).

In addition, the division offers Achieving Academic Success (FYE 105), a course specifically designed to prepare adult learners to meet the needs of college-level courses while empowering them to succeed both personally and professionally.

"I want to support the whole idea of the humanities and teaching the humanities as being something that—even if it can’t be quantitatively measured as other subjects—it’s as fundamental to all education."

Tom Stoppard, Playwright

Degree Requirements

Humanities classes satisfy a number of degree requirements. To find out how these classes might fit your degree requirements, print out a copy of the AA/AS/AFA degree worksheet, found here.


photo of Angie King

Angie King - Assistant Dean of Humanities
Professor of English & Women's Studies
AT 101 B, Cooper Campus
(859) 246-6696


Danitra Wallace - Division Office Manager
AT 101 Cooper Campus
(859) 246-6509