2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities Associate of Arts

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The curriculum in the Humanities Associate of Arts degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors in the humanities such as English, history, art history, literature or philosophy, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment. While there are few direct pathways for the recipient of a Humanities degree, or any Liberal Arts degree, student who major in the Humanities and other Liberal Arts find employment because of their development of critical skills in writing, collaboration, and communication. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Liberal Arts majors find employment in fields including management, teaching, legal fields, sales, media, and more.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate the origin, growth, varieties, and cultural manifestations of individuality in different cultural traditions.
  • Identify and evaluate nature (e.g. our conceptions of nature, our relation to nature, etc.) in different cultural traditions.
  • Identify and evaluate economic, social, religious and artistic conflict between different cultural traditions.


Course ID Title Units
HUM 1  * Introduction to Humanities 3
HIST 4   World History to 1500 3
HIST 5   World History Since 1500 3
  Restricted Electives 9



Restricted Electives:  Select 3 courses  
HUM 2  * Origins of Western Culture in Literature 3
HUM 3  * The Culture of Medieval and Renaissance Europe 3
HUM 21  * The Search for Meaning - Ideas of Self Across Cultures 3
HUM 25  * Planet Earth - Contemporary Issues and Controversies 3
HON 11H  * Honors Culture, Science, Society - Renaissance 3
HON 12H  * Honors Culture, Science, Society - The Postmodern World 3
HON 13H  * Honors Culture, Science, Society - Power, Resistance, Empire 3
HON 14H  * Honors Culture, Science, Society - Transformation of Empire 3
PHIL 1  * or Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1H  * Honors Introduction to Philosophy 3


Associate of 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 of 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.

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

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