Academic Programs
Humanities and Philosophy

Humanities and Philosophy

All of us want to understand who we are and what makes life worth living.   Courses in philosophy, ethics, mythology, art, or religion at Prairie State College aim to cultivate that kind of understanding.  Designed to help you sort out what you should care about and why, these courses take up the question of what it means to be ‘human’--what we can know, what we owe ourselves and others, what we may hope.

Our department’s courses are small in size and allow for open and engaged discussion.  Our courses emphasize the importance of reading carefully, writing clearly, and thinking critically, skills that can be applied across all disciplines and prepare the way for professional success. And all of our courses satisfy the general education requirements for Associate’s degrees at Prairie State and are transferable to four year colleges and universities under the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).

Degrees and Certificates
View the curriculum for each program in the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire catalog online. An archive of previous catalogs and addenda is also available.

Please visit Career Programs and Transfer Degrees, where you will find information describing the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.

A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.

To view a comprehensive list of courses and descriptions, click here.


George Streeter
Associate Professor, Coordinator, Humanities and Philosophy
(708) 709-7930
Office 2634