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Arts and Humanities, Associate of Arts Degree

Banner Code: 3_AA_ARHU

Control Number: 18052

Financial Aid Eligible

Area of Emphasis

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.

Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Requirements for the Major section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — AA/AS Local Degree GE: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Course Title Units
Required Core
Select at least 18 units of the following: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
Drawing 1
Life Drawing 1
Painting 1
Survey of Chinese Brush Painting
History and Appreciation of Chinese Art and Culture
Ceramics 1
Ceramics 2
Contemporary Illustration and Design
Life Drawing 2
Landscape Painting 1
Landscape Painting 2
Plein Air Painting
Watercolor 1
Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing Through 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
History of American Women
Chicano History
History of Britain and Ireland 2
History of California
The American West
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
American Sign Language 1
American Sign Language 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