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:

  1. 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.
  2. Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
  3. Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
  4. Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
Required courses:
HIST 103History of World Civilization up to 1500 C.E.3
or HIST 103H History of World Civilization up to 1500 C.E./Honors
HUM 101Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period3
or HUM 101H Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period - Honors
PHIL 106Introduction to Philosophy3
or PHIL 106H Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
Select nine (9) units from the following disciplines:
Art History - Fundamentals of Global Art History3
Art History - Ancient Art3
Art History - Western Medieval Art3
Art History - Renaissance and Baroque Art in Western Europe3
Art History - Modern and Contemporary Art3
Art History - Topics in Contemporary Art3
Introduction to the Visual Arts3
Motion Picture Appreciation3
History of Latin American Art - Colonial through Contemporary3
History of Asian Art3
History of Architecture: Prehistory to Mannerism3
History of Architecture: Baroque to the Present Day3
Cultural History of American Films3
Visual Communications3
Chinese II5
History of Dance3
Introduction to Literature3
Horror Literature3
Horror Literature - Honors
American Latino Literature3
Introduction to English Literature I3
Introduction to English Literature II3
Introduction to U.S. American Literature I3
Introduction to U. S. American Literature II: 1865-The Present3
Introduction to World Literature: Ancient - Early Modern3
Introduction to World Literature: 1600's through Twentieth Century3
Film as Literature3
Film as Literature - Honors
Children's Literature3
Children's Literature - Honors
Introduction to Shakespeare3
Literature of the Bible3
German II5
German III5
German IV5
History of World Civilization since 15003
History of World Civilization since 1500 - Honors
History of the United States before 18773
History of the United States before 1877 - Honors
History of the United States since 18773
History of the United States since 1877 - Honors
The World in Conflict - The 20th Century, a History3
History of the African-Americans to 18763
History of the African-Americans since 18763
Latin American Culture and Civilization3
History of Latin America to 18253
History of Modern Latin America3
History of California3
History of the American West3
History of Mexico3
History of the Vietnam War3
History of World War II3
Humanities from the Renaissance through the 19th Century3
Humanities in the Modern Period3
Multi-Cultural Mythologies3
British Civilization3
Introduction to Peace Studies - Saving Civilization3
Spanish Civilization3
Japanese II5
Music Appreciation3
History of Music I3
History of Music II3
History of Jazz3
History of Rock and Roll3
Introduction to American Music3
Great Religions of the World3
Philosophy - Ethics3
History of Ancient Philosophy3
History of Modern Philosophy3
Philosophy of Religion3
Symbolic Logic3
Spanish II5
Spanish II - Honors
Spanish Civilization3
Spanish III5
Spanish IV5
Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers I5
Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers II5
Intercultural Communication3
Introduction to Theatre Arts3
The Art of the Theatre3
Total Units18

A.A. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Liberal Arts – Humanities A.A. Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of human cultural history.
  2. Demonstrate college-level critical interpretation, analysis, and synthesis of written material and media messages that reflect multicultural perspectives.
  3. Demonstrate college-level informed, thoughtful, effective written, oral, and visual expression in English or other languages.
  4. Demonstrate college-level development of cultural appreciation through literature in English and other languages.
  5. Demonstrate respect for diverse perspectives and demonstration of cultural awareness, personal responsibility, and ethical behavior within a diverse society.