School of Arts and Humanities

The School of Arts and Humanities is home to 33 full-time faculty and over 120 adjunct faculty members.

Student drawing

Many of the elective courses in English, History, Philosophy, and the Arts, are designed to broaden students' perspectives generally, through the experience of humanistic study. Other courses, such as ESL courses, developmental English courses, and the required English I and II, provide students with the skills needed for academic success. Specialized courses in Foreign languages, the Fine Arts,and Media Studies, help students to reach towards higher levels of professional achievement in those fields.

Disciplines within the School of Arts and Humanities:

  • American Sign Language & Interpreter Training
  • Art
  • Communications and Media Studies
  • Dance
  • Electronic Media
  • English Composition and Literature
  • English Developmental Reading and Writing
  • Film Studies
  • Foreign Language Study
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre

Online Catalog

The OCC online catalog will inform you of the specific requirements for your degree program.

Clubs & Campus Activities

We offer many opportunities for you to enhance your education through clubs and activities. Learn more about our Clubs and Campus Activities.


Heidi Sheridan
Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities
ext. 2190

Debra Pfaff
Academic Administrator
ext. 2286

Karin Smith
Administrative Assistant English
ext. 2097

Maria Galindo
Administrative Assistant Humanities
ext. 2193

Locations and Hours

Russell Building Rm 215

Humanities, History, Fine Arts and Media Studies
Grunin Center, Rm B102

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:
8am – 4:30pm


Office Phone Numbers:

School of Arts and Humanities
732.255.0376 or 732.255.0338

Evening and Weekend Contact:
732.255.0432 and 732.255.0400 x2449