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Humanities (2016-2017)
A major in General Studies with a focus in Humanities is an excellent foundation for students planning upper division academic work in the arts, letters, and social sciences or for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge, appreciation, and skills in the interrelated fields of history, culture, and the arts.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will have a heightened knowledge of cultural diversity in the world, and will be able to communicate how this diversity is reflected through the artistic and intellectual creations of humanity from the dawn of civilization to the present.
The student will gain increased knowledge of how the enduring questions of humanity center on the meaning and experience of human life, and communicate how this meaning and experience is demonstrated through a continuity of thought through the changing artistic conventions of history. They will have the knowledge and skill to articulate orally or in writing the world of common meanings that unite humanity across time.
Units required for Major: 28
Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 17, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Core courses (16 units)
Support courses (12 units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree.
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
Additional Information:
NOTE: Courses used to meet major requirements CANNOT be used to satisfy any general education requirements.
Core Courses: (16 units)
Select 16 units from the following:
HUMN 1 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Ancient World (4 units)
HUMN 2 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: Of Empires & Conflict (4 units)
HUMN 3 World Myths in Literature, Arts & Film (4 units)
or HUMN 3H Honors World Myths in Literature, Arts & Film (4 units)
HUMN 4 Trauma & the Arts (4 units)
or HUMN 4H Honors Trauma & the Arts (4 units)
HUMN 5 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Modern World (4 units)
HUMN 6 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Contemporary World (4 units)
HUMN 7 Global Religions: Contemporary Practices & Perspectives (4 units)
Support Courses: (12 units)
Select three categories. Complete at least 4 units in each selected category.
ART 2E A History of Women in Art (4.5 units)
ART 2F Introduction to Asian Art (4.5 units)
ART 2J American Art (4.5 units)
ART 3 History of Modern Art from Post-Impressionism to the Present (4.5 units)

Graphic Design
ART 36 History of Graphic Design (4 units)

DANC 10 Topics in Dance History (5 units)

PHOT 8 Photography of Multicultural America (4 units)
or PHOT 8H Honors Photography of Multicultural America (4 units)
PHOT 10 History of Photography (4 units)
or PHOT 10H Honors History of Photography (4 units)
PHOT 11 Contemporary Issues in Photography (4 units)
or PHOT 11H Honors Contemporary Issues in Photography (4 units)

MDIA 1 Introduction to Film Studies (4 units)
MDIA 2A History of Film 1895-1945 (4 units)
MDIA 2B History of Film 1945-Current (4 units)
MDIA 2C Current Trends in Film, TV & the Internet (4 units)
THTR 1 Introduction to Theater (4 units)
THTR 2A History of Dramatic Literature: Classical to Moliere (4 units)
THTR 2B History of Dramatic Literature: Moliere to Modern (4 units)
THTR 2F History of American Musical Theater (4 units)
THTR 8 Multicultural Theatre Arts in Modern America (4 units)

ENGL 5 Gay & Lesbian Literature (4 units)
ENGL 7 Native American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 8 Children's Literature (4 units)
ENGL 11 Introduction to Poetry (4 units)
or ENGL 11H Honors Introduction to Poetry (4 units)
ENGL 12 African American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 14 Traveling the World through Contemporary Literature (4 units)
ENGL 17 Introduction to Shakespeare (4 units)
ENGL 22 Women Writers (4 units)
ENGL 31 Latino/a Literature (4 units)
ENGL 40 Asian American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 43A Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century (5 units)
ENGL 43B Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present (5 units)
ENGL 45A Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 (5 units)
ENGL 45B Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present (5 units)
ENGL 47A World Literature I (5 units)
ENGL 47B World Literature II (5 units)

MUS 1 Introduction to Music (4 units)
MUS 2A Great Composers & Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization (5 units)
MUS 2B Great Composers & Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization (5 units)
MUS 2C Great Composers & Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization (5 units)
MUS 2D World Music: Roots to Contemporary Global Fusion (5 units)
MUS 7 Contemporary Musical Styles: Rock, Pop & Jazz (4 units)
MUS 7D Contemporary Musical Styles: The Beatles in the Culture of Popular Music (4 units)
MUS 7E History of the Blues (4 units)
MUS 8 Music of Multicultural America (5 units)
or MUS 8H Honors Music of Multicultural America (5 units)
MUS 9A Music & Media: Edison to Hendrix (4 units)
MUS 9B Music & Media: Hendrix to Hip-Hop (4 units)
MUS 11A Jazz & Swing (4 units)
MUS 11B Funk, Fusion & Hip-Hop (4 units)
MUS 11C Salsa & Latin Jazz (4 units)

HUMN 44H Honors Art & Transgression: The Holocaust in the Literary Imagination (2 units)
PHIL 2 Introduction to Social & Political Philosophy (4 units)
PHIL 4 Introduction to Philosophy (4 units)
PHIL 11 Introduction to the Philosophy of Art (4 units)
PHIL 20A History of Western Philosophy from Socrates through St. Thomas (4 units)
PHIL 20B History of Western Philosophy from the Renaissance through Kant (4 units)
PHIL 20C Contemporary Philosophy: 19th & 20th Century Thought (4 units)
PHIL 24 Comparative World Religions: East (4 units)
PHIL 25 Comparative World Religions: West (4 units)

Academic Year: 2016-2017

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2016-05-09 11:46:12

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