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Liberal Arts, Language & Communication

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In today's complex communication and cultural environment, studying liberal arts is more important than ever. Developing a deep understanding of how we relate to one another, construct meaning, and communicate values can help you navigate today's complex landscape. As a result, today's employers are searching for recent graduates who have learned how to think, not what to think.

Harper College is an excellent place to start for those seeking to study English, humanities, language, linguistics, communication, and philosophy. These programs are designed to help save you money and to allow you an easy transition to another institution to further your education.  

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Take transfer-ready courses. Harper College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement designed to help Illinois college students transfer easily.

By completing two years at Harper and transferring to a four-year school, you can save more than $18,000 in tuition and fees.

Explore our programs

Harper College offers a number of liberal arts, language and communication transfer programs. To get started, select one of the program areas below:

Interested in another subject? If you are interested in transferring to study an liberal arts–related subject not listed here, please meet with an academic advisor to learn what courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Find out what's happening in communication, linguistics, literature, philosophy and world languages at Harper College.

Maria Vital

Maria Vital

Harper student headed to Germany for cultural immersion fellowship

Harper College student Maria Vital is one of only 75 American young professionals selected for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for Young Professionals, which encompasses a year of intensive language training, a... Watch the Video



We Are Harper: Linda Schumacher

From Tom and Jerry cartoons, to studying abroad in France and Spain, to the classroom at Harper College, a love for language has guided Linda Schumacher for as long as she can remember.... Watch the Video



We Are Harper: Maria Vital

With a passion for language and culture, Maria Vital is set to take the business world by storm.... Watch the Video

A front-facing photo of female Harper alumni, Kim Dang

A front-facing photo of female Harper alumni, Kim Dang

We Are Harper: Kim Dang

Having two young children and a full time job didn't stop Kim Dang from earning her degree. Now she has a career and is the example she's always wanted to be for her daughters.... Watch the Video

Get Started

To get started with liberal arts, language and communication courses, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, submit a request information form, or submit an online application now.