School of Humanities

Departments & Programs

Our programs in the School of Humanities will help you think critically and creatively while considering diverse perspectives and preparing for employment in our global workforce. Find safety taking risks and expressing yourself as you develop communication skills that enable you to lend your voice to public dialogue around issues that you care about. With co-curricular activities, including the opportunity to contribute to the school newspaper, The Mesa Press, and the Speech and Debate Team, you can enrich your humanities education within and beyond the classroom.

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Communication Studies

Deepen your understanding of human communication. Whether you delve into the dynamics of face-to-face interactions or track online behaviors and trends, you will gain an awareness of the ways engagement varies across diverse audiences and media. Learn about our Communication Studies courses.

Bryan Malinis Department Chair - Communication Studies School of Humanities Office: SB-116B

Communication Studies Degrees & Certificate

English Program at San Diego Mesa College


Explore powerful connections between the themes you read and our modern challenges. Through your literary exploration, you will uncover aspects of the human condition, compose your own thoughts, and express yourself creatively in courses that cater to your level of ability. Find an English class.

Wendy Smith Department Chair School of Humanities 619-388-2347 Office: G-333
Jill Moreno-Ikari Assistant Chair - English School of Humanities 619-388-2345 Office: G-344
Bruce Naschak Assistant Chair - English School of Humanities 619-388-2309 Office: G-314

English Degrees & Certificate


The English Language Acquisition (ELAC) courses are designed to prepare students to read, write, speak, and listen at a level that enables them to succeed in college courses.

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Journalism Program at San Diego Mesa College


Become an effective storyteller with hands-on training in our Journalism program. Learn how to interview, investigate, collect data, and report your findings. We’ll help you craft compelling narratives that analyze complex events across print and online media. Learn more about our Journalism classes.

Wendy Smith Department Chair School of Humanities 619-388-2347 Office: G-333
Janna Braun Professor, Journalism School of Humanities 619-388-2338

Journalism Degrees & Certificate


Dean of Humanities

Linda Hensley
Linda Hensley Dean School of Humanities 619-388-2797 G-201