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General Studies - Arts & Humanities Associate of Arts


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The General Studies Associate Degree with an area of emphasis in the Arts & Humanities provides an opportunity for students to design a program of study meaningful and appropriate to their own needs and academic interests. This degree, which is multidisciplinary in nature, provides a broad understanding of the contemporary world, its people, and cultures. This degree also seeks to examine the study of cultural, literary, humanistic activities and the artistic expression of human beings.

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 skills to pursue lifelong learning in the areas of arts and humanities.
  • Make connections between the fine arts and humanities to demonstrate knowledge and an appreciation of factors that influence traditions.

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 an ability to make value judgments.

Choose 18 units from:

Course ID Title Units
ARAB 1   Elementary Arabic 5
ARAB 2  * Elementary Arabic 5
ARAB 21   Introduction to Arabic Culture 3
ARCH 12   History of Architecture 3
ART 4   Fundamentals of Art 3
ARTH 20   Art Appreciation 3
ARTH 21   Women and Art 3
ARTH 22   Survey of Asian Art (India, China, Japan, And Korea) 3
ARTH 23   African, Oceanic, and Ancient North American Art 3
ARTH 24   Indigenous Arts of the Americas 3
ARTH 25   Survey of Art History - Ancient Worlds To Gothic 3
ARTH 26  * Survey of Western Art History - Renaissance to Contemporary 3
ARTH 29   Introduction to World Art 3
ARTH 30   History of Modern Art 1825-1945 3
ARTH 32   Survey of Contemporary Art 3
CHI 1  * Elementary Chinese 5
CHI 2  * Elementary Chinese 5
CHI 21  * Introduction to Chinese Culture and Influence in the U.S. 3
CTVR 3   The History and Appreciation of American Cinema 3
CTVR 9   Women in Cinema and Television 3
DANC 64   History of Dance 3
ENG 3  * Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG 4  * Fiction Fundamentals 3
ENG 15A  * Survey of American Literature - 1620-1860 3
ENG 15B  * Survey of American Literature - 1860-Contemporary 3
ENG 17A  * Survey of English Literature - Beowulf to Romantic Movement 3
ENG 17B  * Survey of English Lit - Romantic Movement to the Present 3
ENG 18  * Shakespeare - The Tragedies 3
ENG 21A  * World Literature - Ancient to 17th Century 3
ENG 21B  * World Literature - 17th Century to Modern Period 3
ENG 24  * Ethnic Voices in Literature - The American Experience 3
ENG 25  * or Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 25H  * Honors Introduction to literature 3
ENG 27A  * or Introduction to the Novel 3
ENG 27AH  * Honors Introduction to the Novel 3
ENG 44  * Classical Mythology 3
ENG 52  * The Film as Literature 3
ENG 142  * Children’s Literature 3
FASH 144   Fashion Trends and Cultural Costumes 3
FR 1  * Elementary French 5
FR 2  * Elementary French 5
FR 3  * Intermediate French 5
FR 4  * Intermediate French 5
GER 1  * Elementary German 5
GER 2  * Elementary German 5
GER 3  * Intermediate German 5
GER 4  * Intermediate German 5
GD 1   History of Animation 3
GD 2   History of Graphic Design 3
HEBR 1  * Elementary Hebrew 5
HEBR 2  * Elementary Hebrew 5
HIST 4   World History to 1500 3
HIST 5   World History Since 1500 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
HON 15H  * Honors Culture, Science, Society - From Philosophy to Science 3
HON 16H  * Honors Culture, Science, Society - Natural and Social Sciences 3
HORT 115   History of Landscape Design 3
HUM 1  * Introduction of Humanities 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
ID 110   Fundamentals of Interior Design 3
ID 122   History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings I 3
ID 125   History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings II 3
ITA 1  * Elementary Italian 5
ITA 2  * Elementary Italian 5
ITA 3  * Intermediate Italian 5
ITA 4  * Intermediate Italian 5
ITA 21  * Introduction to Italian Culture 3
JA 1  * Elementary Japanese 5
JA 2  * Elementary Japanese 5
JA 21  * Introduction of Japanese Culture 3
KOR 1  * Elementary Korean 5
KOR 2  * Elementary Korean 5
KOR 21  * Introduction to Korean Culture 3
MUS 1   The Basics of Music 3
MUS 20   Music Appreciation 3
MUS 23   Introduction to World Music 3
MUS 24   Music Since 1900 3
MUS 27   History of Jazz 3
MUS 28   History of Rock 3
PRSN 1  * Elementary Persian 5
PRSN 2  * Elementary Persian 5
PRSN 3  * Intermediate Persian 5
PRSN 4  * Intermediate Persian 5
PHIL 1  * or Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1H  * Honors Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 10  * World Religions 3
PHIL 15  * Introduction to Ethics 3
PHOT 25   History of Photography 3
PORT 1  * Elementary Portuguese 5
PORT 2  * Elementary Portuguese 5
SL 1  * American Sign Language I 4
SL 2  * American Sign Language II 4
SL 3  * American Sign Language III 4
SL 4  * American Sign Language IV 4
COMM 30   Introduction to Oral Interpretation 3
COMM 32  * Interpreters’ Theatre 3
SPAN 1  * or Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 1H  * Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 2  * or Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 2H  * Honors Elementary Spanish 5
SPAN 3  * Intermediate Spanish 5
SPAN 4  * Intermediate Spanish 5
SPAN 6  * Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Composition 3
TA 20   Theatre Appreciation 3
TA 22   Musical Theatre History and Appreciation 3
TA 25   Theatre History - Primitive to Renaissance 3

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE MAJOR:


18

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

 

Associate of Arts Degree


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