Humanities Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree A8984
An emphasis in Humanities provides the student with an understanding of the interrelationship between art, religion, history, music, literature and the dramatic arts, and philosophical and political thought. This emphasis also strengthens the understanding of other cultures through the study of a foreign language.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Students must select a total of 18 to 20 units choosing courses from at least 5 of the following 7 categories:

Required Courses

Select a total of 18 to 20 units choosing courses from at least 5 of the 7 categories:18-20
Music
Music Literature Survey
Music Literature Survey
History of Jazz
Introduction to Music Appreciation
Introduction to Music Appreciation - Honors
World Music
American Folk Music
Rock Music History and Appreciation
Art History
History of Women and Gender in Art
History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
History of Modern Art
History of Modern Art - Honors
History of Asian Art and Architecture
A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
World Architecture I
World Architecture II
Philosophy and Political Sciences
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Ethics - Honors
History of Ancient Philosophy
History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors
History of Modern Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy - Honors
Political Theory I - Ancient to Contemporary
Introduction to International Relations
English and Dramatic Arts Literature
French Culture Through Cinema
Italian Culture Through Cinema
Survey of Shakespeare
World Literature to 1650
World Literature from 1650
Introduction to Cinema
Performance of Literature
History of Theater Arts
Religion and Literature
Introduction to Mythology
The Bible As Literature: Old Testament
The Bible As Literature: New Testament
Major World Religions
Major World Religions - Honors
History
World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern
World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors
World History: Early Modern to the Present
World History: Early Modern to the Present - Honors
History of Premodern Asia
History of Modern Asia
The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890
History of Mexico
History of Africa
History of Native Americans
Foreign Languages
Continuing Elementary Arabic
Continuing Elementary Chinese
Intermediate Chinese
Continuing Elementary French
Intermediate French
Continuing Elementary German
Intermediate German
Continuing Elementary Italian
Intermediate Italian
Continuing Elementary Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Continuing Elementary Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 11
SPAN 12
American Sign Language 1
American Sign Language 2
For Area of Emphasis
Total Units18-20

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • identify the influence and interrelationship of culture on human and artistic expression
  • demonstrate an understanding of other cultures, including through the study of foreign language, the arts, and humanistic thought
  • analyze modes of artistic expression (visual arts, music and literature)
  • demonstrate knowledge of philosophy and politics and the natural environment, including the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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