2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Aug 11, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies - Fine Arts & Humanities Associate in Arts


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The General Studies Associate degree provides an opportunity for students to earn a comprehensive Associate of Arts (AA) and is intended for the student who may not be planning to transfer to a university in the near future. Completion of an associate degree may support efforts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

Students planning to transfer to California State University (CSU), the University of California (UC) or an institution which accepts certification should complete general education requirements for the associate degree by completing CSU General Education (CSU-GE) certification requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (37-39 units).

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Explain the values of a culture as expressed through its art or language.
  • Demonstrate effective expository and persuasive writing skills.
  • Develop a reasoned solution to a problem.
  • Evaluate new and accepted ideas about the natural universe using testable methodology.
  • Evaluate the methods of inquiry and evidence used in the behavioral and social sciences.

Select 18 units from one of the following areas of emphasis:

Fine Arts and Humanities


Students develop aesthetic understanding including an appreciation of philosophical, historical, and cultural importance and an awareness of the ways in which people responded to themselves and the world around them. Included are artistic and cultural creations and the development of aesthetic understanding and an ability to make value judgements.

ARAB 1*, 2*, 21*
ARCH 12
ART 4, 20, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*, 25, 26, 28, 29*
CHI 1*, 2*, 21*
CTVR 3, 9*
DANC 64
ENG 3*, 4*, 15A*, 15B*, 17A*, 17B*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21A*,
21B*, 24*, 25*, 27A*, 44*, 52*, 142*
FASH 144*
FA 27
FR 1*, 2*, 3*, 4*
GER 1*, 2*, 3*, 4*
HIST 4, 5
HORT 115
HUM 1*, 3*, 10A*, 10B*, 21, 22*, 25*
ID 110, 122, 125
ITA 1*, 2*, 3*, 4*, 21*
JA 1*,2*, 21*
KOR 21*
MUS 1, 20, 23*, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29*
PHIL 1*,10*, 15*
PHOT 25
PRSN 1*, 2*, 3*, 4*
SL 1*, 2*, 3*, 4*
SP 30/TA 30,SP 32*/TA 32*
SPAN 1*, 2*, 3*, 4*, 6*
TA 20, 22, 25, 26, 110*

Total Units for the Major: 18


*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate in Arts Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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