Humanities Emphasis ( AA Degree A8984)

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:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Complete the required core course and select one course from each of the five categories (List A through List E)18
Required Core
Humanities and the Human Experience
Humanities and the Human Experience - Honors
List A: Art History and Classics
Classical Humanities
A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Rome: The Ancient City
Culture and Art of Pompeii
Western Humanities
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 Medieval Art and Architecture
Global Humanities
History of Asian Art and Architecture
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art - Honors
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
Modern American Humanities
History of Women and Gender in Art
History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors
History of Modern Art
History of Modern Art - Honors
World Art and Visual Culture
List B: World Languages and History
Classical and Western
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
Continuing Elementary Latin
Continuing Elementary Latin - Honors
Global
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
History of Mexico
History of Africa
Language (Level 2 or higher)
Continuing Elementary Arabic
Continuing Elementary Chinese
Continuing Elementary French
Continuing Elementary German
Continuing Elementary Italian
Continuing Elementary Japanese
Continuing Elementary Spanish
Modern American Humanities
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890
History of the African American 1619-1877
History of the African American
Women in American History
California History
History of the Mexican American
History of Native Americans
List C: Literature, Drama, and Film
Classical Humanities
Introduction to Mythology
The Bible As Literature: Old Testament
The Bible As Literature: New Testament
Western Humanities
Survey of English Literature
Survey of English Literature
Survey of Shakespeare
History of Theater Arts
Global Humanities
World Literature to 1650
World Literature from 1650
French Culture Through Cinema
Italian Culture Through Cinema
Modern American Humanities
Early American Literature
Modern American Literature
Multicultural American Literature
Introduction to Modern Poetry
Introduction to Cinema
African American Literature
Contemporary Mexican American Literature
List D: Music and Dance
Western Humanities
Introduction to Music Appreciation
Introduction to Music Appreciation - Honors
History and Appreciation of Dance
Global Humanities
World Music
Modern American Humanities
History of Jazz
American Folk Music
Rock Music History and Appreciation
Rock Music History and Appreciation - Honors
List E: Philosophy and Religion
Classical Humanities
History of Ancient Philosophy
History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors
Western Humanities
History of Ancient Philosophy
History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors
History of Modern Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy - Honors
Global Humanities
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
Major World Religions
Major World Religions - Honors
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Ethics - Honors
Modern America Humanities
History of Modern Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy - Honors
Total Units18

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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

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