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Arts and Humanities, Associate of Arts Degree

Banner Code: 3_AA_ARHU

Control Number: 18052

Financial Aid Eligible

The Arts and Humanities courses introduce the student to diverse aspects of human life in world cultures. Students will examine the ways that art and culture have influenced history and the ways those decisions affect the way we interact with other people in our everyday lives.

Some university majors within the Arts and Humanities include Art, English, Interior Design, Foreign Languages, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theater Arts.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and interpret the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education

Course Title Units
Required Core
Select at least 18 units from at least 2 disciplines from the following courses:18
Survey of Art: Prehistory through Late Gothic
Survey of Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
Contemporary Art History
History of Asian Art
The History of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art
Introduction to Art
The History and Appreciation of Italian Renaissance Art
Color and Design: 2-D
Color and Design - 3-D
Drawing 1
Life Drawing 1
Painting 1
Ceramics 1
Ceramics 2
Art of the Ancient Americas
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America
Contemporary Illustration and Design
Life Drawing 2
Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing Through Literature
Asian American and Transpacific Literature
Black Voices: Introduction to African American Literature
Appreciation of Literature
Children's Literature
The International Short Story
American Literature: The Short Story
Introduction to 20th Century Military Fiction
American Literature through the Civil War
American Literature 1865 to Present
British Literature to 1800
British Literature since 1800
Gothic Victorian Literature
American Gothic Literature
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
History of Ethnic Minorities in the United States
History of Ethnic Minorities in the United States
Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
Latin American History and Culture
History of American Women
Chicano History
History of California
World History 1
World History 2
United States History to 1876
United States History since 1876
Western Civilization 1
Western Civilization 2
Introduction to the Humanities
Humanities through the Arts
History and Appreciation of the Cinema
International Languages (any international language) Maximum of 10 units in one language:
Elementary Arabic 1
Conversational Arabic
Elementary Arabic 2
Elementary Chinese 1
Elementary Chinese 2
Elementary French 1
Elementary French 2
Intermediate French 1
Intermediate French 2
Elementary Italian 1
Elementary Italian 2
Elementary Japanese 1
Elementary Japanese 2
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2
Elementary Spanish 1
Elementary Spanish 1A
Elementary Spanish 1B
Elementary Spanish 2
Elementary Spanish 2A
Elementary Spanish 2B
Intermediate Spanish 1
Intermediate Spanish 2
Vietnamese For Vietnamese Speakers
Elementary Vietnamese 1
Elementary Vietnamese 2
Intermediate Vietnamese 1
Intermediate Vietnamese 2
History and Appreciation of Music
World Music
Beginning Guitar
Intermediate Guitar
History of Rock Music
History of Jazz
Introduction to Philosophy
Environmental Ethics: Philosophical Approaches to Sustainability
Introduction to Theater
Introduction to History and Literature of Theater
Acting Fundamentals
Acting 2
Units Required for Major 18
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC patternVaries
Electives to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Units60