Humanities - Associate of Arts 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.
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 170H
|World Civilizations (3500BCE - 1500CE)
|HIST 171 or HIST 171H
|World Civilizations (1500CE to the Present)
|The Humanities I: Prehistoric to Medieval
|The Humanities II: Renaissance to Post Modern
Philosophy and Religion
Additional units must be selected from any of the above options to total a minimum of 18 units of major prep coursework.
Total Credit Hours: 18.00
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.
A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:
- Identify the impact of art and architecture on culture.
- Recognize the major cultural contributions of the Renaissance.
- Comprehend the dynamic intersection of art and culture throughout history.