A.A. in Liberal Arts - Humanities
The Associate in Liberal Arts is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an “Area of Emphasis.” This area of emphasis would be an ideal choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California as the student can satisfy their general education requirements, plus focus on transferable course work that relates to majors at CSU or UC. Please consult with a counselor for specific information regarding your intended major at the specific colleges/universities of your choice.
These courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students will evaluate and interpret the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation. Students will also learn to value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments.
This emphasis includes lower division coursework that prepares students for possible majors in the areas of foreign languages, humanities, literature, and philosophy.
This program is intended for students who are planning to transfer to a 4-year university.
Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:
- Complete CSUGE or IGETC.
If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
- Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
- Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
- Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
|HIST 103||History of World Civilization up to 1500 C.E.||3|
|or HIST 103H||History of World Civilization up to 1500 C.E./Honors|
|HUM 101||Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period||3|
|or HUM 101H||Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period - Honors|
|PHIL 106||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|or PHIL 106H||Introduction to Philosophy - Honors|
|Select nine (9) units from the following disciplines:|
|Art History - Fundamentals of Global Art History||3|
|Art History - Ancient Art||3|
|Art History - Western Medieval Art||3|
|Art History - Renaissance and Baroque Art in Western Europe||3|
|Art History - Modern and Contemporary Art||3|
|Art History - Topics in Contemporary Art||3|
|Introduction to the Visual Arts||3|
|Motion Picture Appreciation||3|
|History of Latin American Art - Colonial through Contemporary||3|
|History of Asian Art||3|
|History of Architecture: Prehistory to Mannerism||3|
|History of Architecture: Baroque to the Present Day||3|
|Cultural History of American Films||3|
|History of Dance||3|
|Introduction to Literature||3|
or ENGL 213H
|Horror Literature - Honors|
|American Latino Literature||3|
|Introduction to English Literature I||3|
|Introduction to English Literature II||3|
|Introduction to U.S. American Literature I||3|
|Introduction to U. S. American Literature II: 1865-The Present||3|
|Introduction to World Literature: Ancient - Early Modern||3|
|Introduction to World Literature: 1600's through Twentieth Century||3|
|Film as Literature||3|
or ENGL 291H
|Film as Literature - Honors|
or ENGL 293H
|Children's Literature - Honors|
|Introduction to Shakespeare||3|
|Literature of the Bible||3|
|History of World Civilization since 1500||3|
or HIST 104H
|History of World Civilization since 1500 - Honors|
|History of the United States before 1877||3|
or HIST 107H
|History of the United States before 1877 - Honors|
|History of the United States since 1877||3|
or HIST 108H
|History of the United States since 1877 - Honors|
|The World in Conflict - The 20th Century, a History||3|
|History of the African-Americans to 1876||3|
|History of the African-Americans since 1876||3|
|Latin American Culture and Civilization||3|
|History of Latin America to 1825||3|
|History of Modern Latin America||3|
|History of California||3|
|History of the American West||3|
|History of Mexico||3|
|History of the Vietnam War||3|
|History of World War II||3|
|Humanities from the Renaissance through the 19th Century||3|
|Humanities in the Modern Period||3|
|Introduction to Peace Studies - Saving Civilization||3|
|History of Music I||3|
|History of Music II||3|
|History of Jazz||3|
|History of Rock and Roll||3|
|Introduction to American Music||3|
|Great Religions of the World||3|
|Philosophy - Ethics||3|
|History of Ancient Philosophy||3|
|History of Modern Philosophy||3|
|Philosophy of Religion||3|
or SPAN 102H
|Spanish II - Honors|
|Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers I||5|
|Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers II||5|
|Introduction to Theatre Arts||3|
|The Art of the Theatre||3|
A.A. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Liberal Arts – Humanities A.A. Degree will:
- Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of human cultural history.
- Demonstrate college-level critical interpretation, analysis, and synthesis of written material and media messages that reflect multicultural perspectives.
- Demonstrate college-level informed, thoughtful, effective written, oral, and visual expression in English or other languages.
- Demonstrate college-level development of cultural appreciation through literature in English and other languages.
- Demonstrate respect for diverse perspectives and demonstration of cultural awareness, personal responsibility, and ethical behavior within a diverse society.