• Criminology is a branch of sociology, which, in turn, is a branch of the humanities. Studying criminology without studying the humanities is like studying elephants without studying animals.
    • Victorine
      Sociology is a social science. The social sciences are normally considered a category separate from the humanities. They include not only sociology, but also psychology, economics, anthropology, political science, and linguistics.
  • For a more rounded education. If you were going for a vocational certificate it might not be required, but for even an associates degree you have to take humanities.
  • From what I can see, various humanities courses are prerequisite for pretty much every degree in every college....which answers the question of what good is a degree in humanities...that being to teach it in colleges that forcefeed it to everyone!
  • In this country, we believe that a well-rounded education produces a superior mind. The fact is that studying subjects unrelated to your major develops your brain in useful ways. You might be interested to know that some police departments have contracted with art historians to teach their detectives art history in order to improve their powers of observation. By the same token, studying history and English literature might develop critical thinking skills that a criminologist can use, just as an English major will benefit from math and science classes in terms of analytical thinking. Everything you study seriously is good for the brain, for the intellect. You will be the better for it. I guarantee.

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