Associate of Arts Humanities Degree

The Associate of Arts degree in Humanities emphasizes the study of cultural, literary, humanistic and artistic expression within the context of the human experience. Students will evaluate and interpret the ways in which people in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them throughout history. This degree is multidisciplinary, preparing students to transfer into majors such as history, English, philosophy, religious studies and other areas in the humanities.

Associated Major Sheet (PDF)

Major/Program Requirements

Required Core Courses:

A minimum of three (3) three units must be taken from each of the following groups.

History and Civilization

HIST 170 or HIST 170HWorld Civilizations (3500BCE - 1500CE)

3.00

HIST 171 or HIST 171HWorld Civilizations (1500CE to the Present)

3.00

HUM 101The Humanities I: Prehistoric to Medieval

3.00

HUM 102The Humanities II: Renaissance to Post Modern

3.00

Philosophy and Religion

PHIL 101 or PHIL 101HIntroduction to Philosophy

3.00

PHIL 105 or PHIL 105HIntroduction to Ethics: Moral Values in Today's Society

3.00

RELIG 100 or RELIG 100HIntroduction to Religious Studies

3.00

RELIG 101 or RELIG 101HIntroduction to World Religions

3.00

RELIG 110 or ANTHRO 110Tribal and Ethnic Religions

3.00

RELIG 135 or HIST 135Religion in America

3.00

RELIG 175 or ENGL 175Literature and Religion of the Bible

3.00

RELIG 113Introduction to Eastern Religions

3.00

RELIG 176Jesus and His Interpreters

3.00

ENGL 150Classical Mythology

3.00

Fine Arts

ART 100 or ART 100HArt History I: Prehistoric Art to Medieval Art

3.00

ART 102 or ART 102HArt History II: Renaissance Art to Contemporary Art

3.00

ART 105History of Modern Art

3.00

ENGL 170The Film Experience

3.00

HUM 140Humanities Through the Arts

3.00

MUSIC 103 or MUSIC 103HAppreciation of American Popular Music

3.00

MUSIC 120 or MUSIC 120HAppreciation of Musical Literature

3.00

MUSIC 134Jazz History

3.00

THART 100 or THART 100HIntroduction to Theatre

3.00

Literature

ENGL 108 or THART 108World Drama I

3.00

ENGL 109 or THART 109World Drama II

3.00

ENGL 155 or ENGL 155HChildren's Literature

3.00

ENGL 160Literature by Women

3.00

ENGL 163Chicano/Latino Literature

3.00

ENGL 250Fiction

3.00

ENGL 260Survey of American Literature I

3.00

ENGL 261Survey of American Literature II

3.00

ENGL 270Survey of British Literature I

3.00

ENGL 271Survey of British Literature II

3.00

ENGL 275Shakespeare

3.00

ENGL 280World Literature to the 17th Century

3.00

ENGL 281World literature from the 17th Century to the Present

3.00

Students planning to transfer to a four-year university are cautioned that this degree may not meet all of the lower division requirements for transfer into a particular major; however, through careful educational planning with a counselor, this degree would offer a solid foundation in the transfer process. Students should consult with a counselor for specific information regarding their intended major at the university of their choice.