Humanities Division

The Humanities Division at El Camino College offers a wide variety of courses in its departments: English, English as a second language (ESL), world languages and cultures (formerly Foreign Languages), and journalism. 

Division of Humanities

All general inquiries or requests for assistance, please email using the button belowEmail Us

Humanities courses in our division assist students in strengthening and refining their skills in a variety of academic courses while furthering their educational goals.

Courses in English, ESL, and world languages & cultures (formerly Foreign Languages) range from basic to advanced.  As the largest division on campus, we are proud of our quality faculty, who keep current with both their research and practical knowledge of their respective fields. 


The Humanities Division Office staff can also be contacted via email (contact list below) or by emailing


Spring 2024 Meta Major Drop-In Counseling 




Access Counseling Services

Humanities Counselors: Counseling Services are now available in a virtual environment. The following link will take you directly to online access to the Humanities Division Counselors, Sabra Sabio and Rocio Diaz: Humanities Counselors

World Languages & Cultures (formerly Foreign Languages) FAQ

ESL Placement Services: Rosa Gutierrez is coordinating ESL Placement.  For questions, contact

Repeat a Course: If a student receives a substandard grade (D, F or NP) or withdraws (W) from a course once, the student may repeat the course for a second time without permission.

Students who have taken a course twice but earned a substandard grade or dropped the course (D, F, NP or W), may submit a petition to repeat the course for a third time.

Dual Enrollment (High School Students) Frequently Asked Questions

Online Tutoring: Online Tutoring Services available, specifically, Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish are available. Access Tutoring Resources

Scholarly Institute for Teacher Excellence (SITE)

Teacher’s Lounge


Contact Information

Scott Kushigemachi, Dean

Allison Carr, Interim Associate Dean

Michele Bynum, Administrative Assistant

Erica Soohoo, Senior Clerical Assistant

Susan Shapiro-Baker, Administrative Clerk

Helen Wada, Clerical Assistant



Spring 2024 Division Dean and Associate Dean Open Office Hours
Tuesday 2:30- 3:30 (HUM 322)
Thursday 2:30- 3:30 (HUM 322)
Friday 2:30- 3:30 (Zoom: email for link)



Questions? Contact Us

Humanities Division Office

Humanities Building, Room 322 (3rd Floor)

(310) 660-3316

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Fall & Spring Semesters

Monday - Friday from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Winter Session

Monday - Friday from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Session

Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed on Fridays