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General Studies AA - Humanities and Fine Arts

To meet the General Studies degree requirements, a student must complete the following:

  1. AA/AS General Education Requirements (see Degree Requirements section of the catalog).
  2. Choose a minimum of 18 units. Minimum 3 units from Humanities and 3 units from Fine Arts.

The remaining units can be taken from either category.

Courses in this emphasis are designed to cultivate intellect, imagination, sensibility and sensitivity. Students will study great works of the human imagination and will examine their own esthetic and creative experience. Awareness and appreciation of humanistic disciplines will be explored and encouraged. Students will be exposed to the study of human culture from a variety of perspectives.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree/certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Analyze the principle elements of representative examples of art, literature, theater, philosophy, music, dance, film, or other relevant areas of cultural and/or intellectual creativity.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the historical and philosophical contexts of representative areas, movements, media, works, and/or styles of cultural and/or intellectual creativity.
  3. Employ the language, concepts and methods of interpretive criticism as applicable to the respective categories of human creativity.

Note: All courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or higher or “Pass.”

ARBC-120Arabic I5
ARBC-121Arabic II5
ARBC-122Arabic for the Arabic Speaker I5
ARBC-123Arabic for the Arabic Speaker II5
ARBC-148Language, Culture, and Literature of the Arab World3
ARBC-220Arabic III5
ARBC-221Arabic IV5
ARBC-250Conversational Arabic I3
ARBC-251Conversational Arabic II3
ASL-120American Sign Language I4
ASL-121American Sign Language II4
ASL-130American Sign Language: Fingerspelling3
ASL-131American Sign Language: Fingerspelling II3
ASL-140Inside Deaf Culture3
ASL-220American Sign Language III4
ASL-221American Sign Language IV4
CHIN-120Chinese I5
CHIN-121Chinese II5
CHIN-220Chinese III5
CHIN-221Chinese IV5
CHIN-250Conversational Chinese I3
CHIN-251Conversational Chinese II3
COMM-124Intercultural Communication3
COMM-137Critical Thinking in Group Communication3
COMM-144Communication Studies: Race and Ethnicity3
ENGL-122Introduction to Literature3
ENGL-201Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Literature3
ENGL-217Fantasy and Science Fiction3
ENGL-218Shakespeare - His Plays and the Theatre of His Time3
ENGL-219Death and Dying in Literature3
ENGL-221British Literature I3
ENGL-222British Literature II3
ENGL-231American Literature I3
ENGL-232American Literature II3
ENGL-236Chicana/o Literature3
ENGL-237American Indian Literature3
ENGL-238Black Literature3
ENGL-239Asian American Literature3
ENGL-271World Literature II3
ETHN-127La Chicana3
ETHN-144Communication Studies: Race and Ethnicity3
ETHN-236Chicana/o Literature3
ETHN-237American Indian Literature3
ETHN-238Black Literature3
ETHN-239Asian American Literature3
FREN-120French I5
FREN-121French II5
FREN-152The French-Speaking World: A Cross- -Cultural Perspective3
FREN-220French III5
FREN-221French IV5
FREN-250Conversational French I3
FREN-251Conversational French II3
GERM-120German I5
GERM-121German II5
GERM-220German III5
GERM-221German IV5
GERM-250Conversational German I3
GERM-251Conversational German II3
HIST-100Early World History3
HIST-101Modern World History3
HIST-103Twentieth Century World History3
HIST-105Early Western Civilization3
HIST-106Modern Western Civilization3
HIST-126History of Mexico3
HIST-135Ancient History of Western Civilization3
HIST-136Survey of Medieval History3
HIST-137History of East Asia3
HIST-148Modern Middle East History3
HUM-110Principles of the Humanities3
HUM-120European Humanities3
HUM-125Women and Western Culture3
HUM-130East Asian Humanities3
HUM-135Blues as Literature, History, and Culture3
HUM-140Humanities of the Americas3
HUM-160Humanities of the Future3
HUM-170Modern World Humanities3
ITAL-120Italian I5
ITAL-121Italian II5
ITAL-220Italian III5
ITAL-221Italian IV5
ITAL-250Conversational Italian I3
ITAL-251Conversational Italian II3
JAPN-120Japanese I5
JAPN-121Japanese II5
JAPN-149Japanese Culture and Civilization3
JAPN-220Japanese III5
JAPN-221Japanese IV5
JAPN-250Conversational Japanese I3
JAPN-251Conversational Japanese II3
PHIL-110A General Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL-111Philosophy and Popular Culture3
PHIL-115History of Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval3
PHIL-117History of Philosophy II: Modern and Contemporary3
PHIL-119United States' Philosophies3
PHIL-120Asian and Pacific Philosophies3
PHIL-140Problems in Ethics3
PHIL-145Social and Political Philosophy3
PHIL-150The Philosophy of Art3
PHIL-155The Philosophy of Science3
PHIL-160Latin American Philosophy3
RELG-110Introduction to the Study of Religion3
RELG-120World Religions3
RELG-130Scriptures of World Religions3
RELG-140Religion and Culture3
RELG-150Asian Religions3
RELG-165Religion in America3
RELG-170Introduction to Christianity3
RELG-175Religion, Government and Politics in America3
RUSS-120Russian I5
RUSS-121Russian II5
RUSS-220Russian III5
RUSS-221Russian IV5
RUSS-250Conversational Russian I3
RUSS-251Conversational Russian II3
SPAN-120Spanish I5
SPAN-121Spanish II5
SPAN-122Spanish for the Native Speaker I5
SPAN-123Spanish for the Native Speaker II5
SPAN-141Spanish and Latin American Cultures3
SPAN-145Hispanic Civilizations3
SPAN-220Spanish III5
SPAN-221Spanish IV5
SPAN-250Conversational Spanish I3
SPAN-251Conversational Spanish II3
Fine Arts
ART-100Art Appreciation3
ART-104Artists and Designers Today3
ART-106Introduction to Mural Painting and Design3
ART-119Color Theory3
ART-120Two-Dimensional Design3
ART-121Painting I3
ART-124Drawing I3
ART-125Drawing II3
ART-126Ceramics I3
ART-127Ceramics II3
ART-129Three-Dimensional Design3
ART-130Sculpture I3
ART-131Jewelry Design I3
ART-132Jewelry Design II3
ART-140Survey of Western Art I: Prehistory Through Middle Ages3
ART-141Survey of Western Art II: Renaissance Through Modern3
ART-142Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas3
ART-143Modern Art3
ART-145Contemporary Art3
ART-146Asian Art3
ART-147American Art3
ART-171Introduction to Digital Art3
ART-172Web and Portfolio Design3
ART-210Introduction to Printmaking3
ART-211Intermediate Printmaking3
ART-221Painting III3
ART-222Painting IV3
DANC-110Dance History3
DANC-120Dance Appreciation3
ENGL-126Introduction to Creative Writing3
ETHN-126Chicano/Chicana and Mexican Art3
ETHN-127La Chicana3
ETHN-134Introduction to American Indian Art3
MCOM-111Introduction to Film Analysis3
MUS-110Great Music Listening3
MUS-111The History of Jazz3
MUS-115The History of Rock Music3
MUS-116Introduction to World Music3
MUS-117Introduction to Music History and Literature3
MUS-123History of Hip Hop Culture3
MUS-189Multimedia and the Creative Arts3
PHOT-150Introduction to Photography3
PHOT-151Personal Photographic Vision3
PHOT-154History of Photography3
THTR-101Introduction to Narrative Theory3
THTR-110Introduction to the Theatre3
THTR-130Acting I3
THTR-131Acting II3
THTR-143Historic Costume for the Theatre3
THTR-14420th Century Fashion and Costume3
THTR-205The American Musical on Stage and Screen3