College of Humanities

Humanities

Welcome to The College of Humanities

Humanities is a great place to start if you have not chosen a major but want to begin college courses. We offer a wide variety of college programs taught by highly qualified and professional faculty who can help you find the major that's perfect for you.

The Humanities Program at Vincennes University offers motivated and curious students the opportunity to develop a unique major around a specific research interest or idea. Consolidated as an interdisciplinary degree, VU students have the ability to pull together courses from across a number of university programs and concentrations and connect them under an overarching theme.

Because of the flexibility of this major, students study a wide range of topics that go beyond traditional disciplines generally associated with Humanities studies, such as arts and literature.  Liberal Arts classes provide the basic foundation for the Humanities Degree, many students integrate courses from other university Colleges of Academic studies at VU. 

Find out more about our two year degrees that ready you for employment of aptly prepare you for a transfer to a four year program to complete your degree.

One year certificates
Our one year certificate includes directed studies and The Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC) Certificate of Graduation. The STGEC Certificate of Graduation is designed if you are exploring program/major options in order to complete a degree at Vincennes University and if you plan to transfer from VU to complete a degree elsewhere.

The STGEC allows you to identify your aptitudes and build an academic foundation that serves as the "first year" of course work for a range of degree programs at Vincennes University, including associate and baccalaureate degrees.

Learn about these certificates in our catalog

Please call Vincennes Admissions about any of these majors at 812.888.4481.

American Sign Language

American Sign Language is now the second-most-studied language at the two-year institutions in the United States.  The Vincennes University American Sign Language Program offers high quality ASL curriculum. There are students with many different goals who come to our program. Some students complete their first two years at VU, receive an A.A. degree in ASL and then continue to obtain their bachelor’s degree in different fields, such as Interpreter Education Program at IUPUI, Deaf Education at the Ball State University, or Speech Pathology at the Purdue University.  Some students already have a career in place and they take some courses at the VU ASL program to gain ASL skills and Deaf culture knowledge in order to communicate and work closely with Deaf people at different venues in the civic service.  Some students graduate from the VU ASL Program and get a job right away working with Deaf people. VU ASL program offers a lot more than just getting a two year A.A. degree, we go beyond by encouraging our students to become part of a vibrant community by working with both Hearing and Deaf people together. 

Art and Design

Ideal for students who demand intellectual engagement in more than one subject, the arts and humanities program is focused on high development of critical thinking, communication, and intellectual or artistic awareness. This is sometimes a major for those who have interests beyond any single academic pursuit.

Graphic Design, Occupational

The Graphic Design Occupational Program prepares students for employment in the interesting and exciting graphic design profession by teaching the technical skills in industry standard software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver, along with necessary creative, typographic and design skills.

After two years of study, Graphic Design Occupational students are able to become graphic designers and production artists in variety of companies, such as design studios, advertising agencies, book and magazine publishers, newspapers, web design studios, print shops, sign shops and t-shirt printers, along as opportunities as in-house designers for all types of corporations and institutions like manufacturers, hospitals and universities. Graduates can also start their own business as freelance graphic designers.

Elective courses in multimedia are also offered in the Occupational Program that take students into the areas of interactive and social media design and 2-D animation that involve the integration of motion graphics, audio and video with traditional graphics for a complete audio/visual experience for the audience.

Additional Areas of Focus available to students completing a program within the College of Humanities are:

English
English as a Second Language
Family and Consumer Science
Journalism
Learning Disability Services
Modern Foreign Languages
Philosophy
Reading
Study Skills