The study of Humanities provides students with wide-ranging exposure to present and past human cultures through formal analysis and historic contextualization of the written word, the artifact, and contemporary media. The program examines both Western and non-Western traditions in areas including, but not limited to, theater, the visual arts, photography, film, architecture, archaeology, science and technology, literature, philosophy, religion, and music. The degree exposes students to a breadth of skills and knowledge beneficial for a continuing education in the liberal arts while providing a foundation for lifelong learning through critical thinking and personal expression in both written and oral communication. The knowledge and skills imparted by the degree prepare students to complement further study within such fields as the arts, history, humanities, literature, communication, languages, English, music, religious studies, law, public service, business, diplomacy, and politics.
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:
- Analyze the study of human culture from a variety of perspectives.
- Examine their own aesthetic and creative experience.
- Develop an awareness and appreciation of humanistic disciplines.
Associate Degree Major Requirements:
|HUM-110||Principles of the Humanities||3|
|HUM-170||Modern World Humanities||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Women and Western Culture|
|East Asian Humanities|
|Blues as Literature, History, and Culture|
|Humanities of the Americas|
|Humanities of the Future|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Introduction to Biological Anthropology|
|Survey of Western Art I: Prehistory Through Middle Ages|
|Survey of Western Art II: Renaissance Through Modern|
|Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas|
|British Literature I|
|American Literature I|
|Introduction to American Indian Art|
|Human Geography: The Cultural Landscape|
|Introduction to World Music|
|Introduction to Music History and Literature|
|History of Photography|
Plus General Education and Elective Requirements