Humanities at the Governor's School is an introduction to college-level thinking and discussion. The class is an investigation of this main question—What does it mean to be human?
In a traditional high school, this would mean reading ancient texts from the Greeks and Romans and drawing conclusions from them. Here at the Governor's School, we'll use discussion and critical analysis to examine art that represents our contemporary culture. By the end, our students gain a deeper appreciation for many of the popular artists we know and love.
Since it is fundamental to the mission of the school, the successful completion of Humanities is required each year. Along with their work in the arts, this course of study allows students to earn a Scholars Diploma in addition to their S.C. high school diploma.
Ms. Uchechi Kalu creates the curriculum and directs the Humanities program.