Humanities – Associate in Arts Degree

Top Code: 4903.00

The term Humanities refers to a broad range of subjects, including art, architecture, history, music, dance, languages, literature, philosophy, ethics, and religion. Students who select Humanities as an area of emphasis study the achievements of the human heart and mind; they work within a variety of disciplines in order to acquire a deeper understanding of themselves, civilization, and the world. Students have the opportunity to study the diverse strands of human thought and culture. They train for a career where a broad humanistic understanding is appropriate, or acquire self-cultivation through interdisciplinary study. This area of emphasis is intended to align student course work with preparation for transfer to universities in such majors as Architecture, Art, English, Foreign Languages, History, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre Arts, and other similar fields of study. Such majors are widely available in most CSU, UC, and private schools.

Please Note: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the Humanities and their relation to the student and the student’s own goals, world civilization, and the natural world.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the achievements of the human mind and heart in a variety of disciplines, such as Art, English Literature, Theatre Arts, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.
  3. Be prepared to pursue preferred areas of study at transfer universities enriched by a strong background in the Humanities.

Requirements for the area of Emphasis

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 001–099. Students must complete 18 units with at least 3 units in three of the disciplines listed below:

Architecture
ARCH 010AARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS3
ARCH 011INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE2
ARCH 012AVISUAL COMMUNICATIONS I3
ARCH 024AHISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE3
ARCH 024BHISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE3
Art
ART 001AHISTORY OF WESTERN ART - PREHISTORIC THROUGH MEDIEVAL3
ART 001BHISTORY OF WESTERN ART3
ART 003AHISTORY OF ASIAN ART3
ART 003BHISTORY OF ASIAN ART3
ART 004AHISTORY OF ANCIENT ART IN THE WEST3
ART 004BHISTORY OF EUROPEAN MEDIEVAL ART3
ART 004CHISTORY OF EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE ART3
ART 004DHISTORY OF MODERN ART3
ART 005ART FUNDAMENTALS3
ART 007PRE-COLUMBIAN ART3
ART 008HISTORY OF MEXICAN AND CHICANO ART3
ART 009HISTORY OF ISLAMIC ART3
English
ENGL 005ACREATIVE WRITING3
ENGL 005BCREATIVE WRITING3
ENGL 006SHORT STORY WRITING3
ENGL 008WRITING POETRY3
ENGL 009CREATIVE NONFICTION3
ENGL 010INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS3
or LING 010 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
ENGL 011HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE3
or LING 011 HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ENGL 012INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION3
or LING 012 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
ENGL 024A LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION3
ENGL 025AINTERPRETING MODERN LITERATURE3
ENGL 025CWOMEN IN LITERATURE3
ENGL 025DSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY3
ENGL 025ELITERATURE OF HORROR (GOTHIC NOVEL)3
ENGL 025FCOMEDY AND LITERATURE3
ENGL 025GMYSTERY AND CRIME FICTION3
ENGL 025HAMERICAN JOURNEYS3
ENGL 025IPOST-COLONIAL LITERATURES3
ENGL 025JUTOPIAN AND DYSTOPIAN LITERATURE3
ENGL 026INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM3
ENGL 030AAMERICAN LITERATURE3
ENGL 030BAMERICAN LITERATURE3
ENGL 030CAMERICAN LITERATURE3
ENGL 034MAJOR NOVELIST1
ENGL 035MAJOR DRAMATIST1
ENGL 036MAJOR POET1
ENGL 037MAJOR CRITIC1
ENGL 044AWORLD LITERATURE: ANTIQUITY TO 15003
ENGL 044BWORLD LITERATURE: 1500 -- 1800 A.D.3
ENGL 044CWORLD LITERATURE: 1800 - MID 20TH CENTURY3
ENGL 045ALITERATURE OF THE BIBLE3
ENGL 045BLITERATURE OF THE BIBLE3
ENGL 046AENGLISH LITERATURE3
ENGL 046BENGLISH LITERATURE3
ENGL 048ASIAN LITERATURE3
ENGL 049AFILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE3
ENGL 049BFILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE3
ENGL 051NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE3
ENGL 053INTERPRETING POETRY3
ENGL 054CALIFORNIA LITERATURE3
ENGL 057MODERN DRAMA3
ENGL 059CHILDREN'S LITERATURE3
ENGL 060MASTERPIECES OF DRAMA3
ENGL 061INTRODUCTION TO THE NOVEL3
ENGL/ETH 065AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE3
ENGL/ETH 075ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE3
ENGL 078AINTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE3
ENGL 078BINTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE3
ENGL 082AINTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY3
ENGL 082BINTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY3
ENGL 082CINTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY3
ENGL/ETH 085MEXICAN AND CHICANO LITERATURE3
Foreign Language
ASL 001ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE4
ASL 002ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE4
ASL 003INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE4
ASL 004INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE--LEVEL 24
ARBC 001ELEMENTARY ARABIC5
ARBC 002ELEMENTARY ARABIC5
ARMN 001ELEMENTARY ARMENIAN5
ARMN 002ELEMENTARY ARMENIAN5
CHIN 001ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 15
CHIN 002ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 25
or CHIN 002A ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN)
CHIN 003INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 15
CHIN 004INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN)5
CHIN 005ADVANCED CHINESE READING AND COMPOSITION3
CHIN 008AINTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)2
CHIN 008BINTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION(MANDARIN)2
CHIN 009ACHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)2
CHIN 009BCHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)2
CHIN 009CCHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)2
CHIN 010CHINESE CIVILIZATION3
CHIN 012CHINESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION3
CHIN 022CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY3
CHIN 050CHINESE CINEMA3
FRNC 001ELEMENTARY FRENCH5
FRNC 002ELEMENTARY FRENCH5
FRNC 003INTERMEDIATE FRENCH5
FRNC 004INTERMEDIATE FRENCH5
FRNC 006INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE4
FRNC 008AFRENCH CONVERSATION2
FRNC 008BFRENCH CONVERSATION2
FRNC 009AFRENCH CONVERSATION2
FRNC 009BFRENCH CONVERSATION2
FRNC 010FRENCH CIVILIZATION3
FRNC 011TRANSLATING FROM FRENCH TO ENGLISH2
FRNC 012FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION3
FRNC 014WRITING IN FRENCH3
FRNC 015READING IN FRENCH3
FRNC 016FRENCH CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION3
FRNC 050FRENCH CINEMA3
GRMN 001ELEMENTARY GERMAN5
GRMN 002ELEMENTARY GERMAN5
GRMN 003INTERMEDIATE GERMAN5
GRMN 004INTERMEDIATE GERMAN5
GRMN 005INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE3
GRMN 008AINTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CONVERSATION2
GRMN 008BINTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CONVERSATION2
GRMN 008CINTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CONVERSATION2
GRMN 009AGERMAN CONVERSATION2
GRMN 009BGERMAN CONVERSATION2
GRMN 009CGERMAN CONVERSATION2
GRMN 010GERMAN CIVILIZATION3
GRMN 012GERMAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION3
ITAL 001ELEMENTARY ITALIAN5
ITAL 002ELEMENTARY ITALIAN - LEVEL 25
ITAL 003INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN5
ITAL 004INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN5
ITAL 008AINTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN CONVERSATION2
ITAL 008BINTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN CONVERSATION B2
ITAL 009AITALIAN CONVERSATION2
ITAL 009BITALIAN CONVERSATION2
ITAL 009CITALIAN CONVERSATION2
ITAL 010ITALIAN CIVILIZATION3
ITAL 012INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN LITERATURE3
ITAL 050ITALIAN FILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE3
JAPN 001ELEMENTARY JAPANESE5
JAPN 002ELEMENTARY JAPANESE5
JAPN 003INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE5
JAPN 004INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE5
JAPN 005ADVANCED READING AND COMPOSITION3
JAPN 008AINTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CONVERSATION2
JAPN 008BINTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CONVERSATION2
JAPN 009AJAPANESE CONVERSATION2
JAPN 009BJAPANESE CONVERSATION2
JAPN 009CJAPANESE CONVERSATION2
JAPN 010JAPANESE CIVILIZATION3
JAPN 011INSIDE JAPAN1
JAPN 012JAPANESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION3
LATN 001ELEMENTARY LATIN5
LATN 002ELEMENTARY LATIN5
PORT 001ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE - LEVEL 15
PORT 002ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE - LEVEL 25
PORT 003INTERMEDIATE PORTUGUESE5
PORT 004INTERMEDIATE PORTUGUESE5
RUSS 001ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN5
RUSS 002ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN5
RUSS 003INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN5
RUSS 004INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN5
RUSS 011RUSSIAN CIVILIZATION3
SPAN 001ELEMENTARY SPANISH5
SPAN 002ELEMENTARY SPANISH5
or SPAN 002A SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
SPAN 002ASPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS5
SPAN 003INTERMEDIATE SPANISH5
SPAN 004INTERMEDIATE SPANISH5
SPAN 005INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LITERATURE3
SPAN 006AINTRODUCTION TO SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE3
SPAN 006BINTRODUCTION TO SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE3
SPAN 008AINTRODUCTION TO SPANISH CONVERSATION2
SPAN 008BINTRODUCTION TO SPANISH CONVERSATION2
SPAN 009ASPANISH CONVERSATION2
SPAN 009BSPANISH CONVERSATION2
SPAN 009CSPANISH CONVERSATION2
SPAN 012SPANISH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION3
SPAN 025SPANISH COMPOSITION3
SPAN 031LANGUAGE OF THE BARRIO3
SPAN 042ACIVILIZATION OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL3
SPAN 042BCIVILIZATION OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL3
SPAN 044ACIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA3
SPAN 044BCIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA3
SPAN 050SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA3
History
HIST 001AHISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION TO 17153
HIST 001BHISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM 17153
HIST 002AHISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS TO 15003
HIST 002BHISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS FROM 15003
HIST 005AHISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN TO 17143
HIST 005BHISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN FROM 17143
HIST 007AUNITED STATES HISTORY TO 18763
HIST 007BUNITED STATES HISTORY FROM 18763
HIST 008HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA3
HIST 009ALATIN AMERICA: PRE-COLOMBIAN TO 18253
HIST 009BLATIN AMERICA: 1825 TO THE PRESENT3
HIST 016HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST3
HIST 018HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC3
HIST 019HISTORY OF CHINA, JAPAN AND KOREA3
HIST 025BWOMEN IN AMERICAN SOCIETY3
HIST 025DAMERICA'S RELATIONS WITH OTHER NATIONS3
HIST 025FAMERICA AND THE TWO WORLD WARS3
HIST 025IISSUES OF THE VIETNAM ERA3
HIST 029AAFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 18653
HIST 029BAFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 18653
HIST 030HISTORY OF MEXICO3
HIST 027ATRADITIONAL AFRICA3
HIST 027BMODERN AFRICA3
HIST/ETH 071HISTORY OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS3
HIST/ETH 081HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES3
Humanities
HUM 001INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES3
HUM 002HUMANITIES, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY3
HUM 003HUMANITIES AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES3
HUM 004HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS3
Music
MUSC 007AMUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE: ANTIQUITY TO 17503
MUSC 007BMUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE: 1750 TO THE PRESENT3
MUSC 021MUSIC APPRECIATION3
MUSC 022MUSIC IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD3
MUSC 023MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD3
MUSC 024ATHE JAZZ EXPERIENCE: EVOLUTION AND ESSENCE3
MUSC 024BHISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC3
MUSC 025AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC3
MUSC 027ASIAN MUSIC3
MUSC 028HISTORY OF OPERA3
Philosophy
PHIL 001INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY3
PHIL 003ETHICS3
PHIL 007CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS3
PHIL 008PHILOSOPHY AND HUMANNESS3
PHIL 020AHISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY3
PHIL 020BHISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY3
PHIL 025INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING3
PHIL 030LOGIC3
PHIL 031CONTEMPORARY CHICANO PHILOSOPHY3
PHIL 033INTRODUCTION TO SYMBOLIC LOGIC3
PHIL 037PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION3
Religious Studies
RELG 001RELIGIOUS ISSUES, PERSONALITIES AND VALUES3
RELG 002COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS: FAR EAST3
RELG 003COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS: NEAR EAST3
Theatre Arts
CINE 007AEARLY FILM HISTORY3
CINE 007BCONTEMPORARY FILM HISTORY3
THRT 002AACTING I3
THRT 002BACTING II3
THRT 002CADVANCED ACTING FUNDAMENTALS3
THRT 005ATHEATRE HISTORY I3
THRT 005BTHEATRE HISTORY II3
THRT 006PLAY WRITING3
THRT 008VOICE AND MOVEMENT FOR THE PERFORMER3
THRT 012ATECHNICAL THEATER4
THRT 012BADVANCED TECHNICAL THEATER4

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree