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Liberal Arts: Arts & Humanities (Nontransfer)

Award Type: Associate in Arts

The Associate Degree in Liberal Arts is designed for students who wish to have a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an “Area of Emphasis. The curriculum in liberal arts allows students to develop an appreciation of the beauty and values that have shaped and enriched our culture. Courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students will evaluate and interpret the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation. Students will also learn to value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments.

The graduate of the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts: Arts & Humanities (Nontransfer) will:

  • Develop an ability to identify artwork from various periods and styles.
  • Students will develop an appreciation for the importance of art in society, and to recognize the ways art can affect and/or reflect cultural, political and humanistic issues.
  • Develop an individual aesthetic sensitivity.
  • Understand western and non-western works of philosophical, historical, literary, aesthetic and cultural importance.
  • Produce or respond to artistic and creative expression.

Program Requirements

A total of 18 units with a minimum of two courses in arts and two courses in humanities. Arts

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 101 Art Appreciation 3.0
ART 103 Art History Ancient to Medieval 3.0
ART 104 Art History Renaissance to Modern 3.0
ART 105 Art History of Mexico 3.0
ART 106 Art of the 20th Century 3.0
ART 110 Design 1 3.0
ART 115 Introduction to Animation 3.0
ART 120 Drawing 1 3.0
ART 121 Drawing 2 3.0
ART 122 Life Drawing 1 3.0
ART 123 Life Drawing 2 3.0
ART 125 Painting In Acrylics 1 3.0
ART 126 Painting in Acrylics 2 3.0
ART 160 Ceramics 1 3.0
ART 161 Ceramics 2 3.0
ART 163 Ceramics Workshop 3.0
ART 164 Sculpture 1 3.0
ART 165 Sculpture 2 3.0
DANC 101 Dance Appreciation 3.0
DRMA 103 Introduction to Theatre 3.0
DRMA 104 Acting I 3.0
DRMA 110 History of World Theatre 1 3.0
DRMA 111 History of World Theatre 2 3.0
FILM 101 Film as Art and Communication 3.0
FILM 102 Hollywood and the American Film 3.0
FILM 107 History of World Cinema 3.0
FILM 110 Introduction to Motion Picture and Video Production 4.0
FILM 115 Intro To Animation 3.0
GRPH 110 Introduction to Graphic Design 3.0
MMAC 115 Introduction To Animation 3.0
MUS 100 Music Appreciation 3.0
MUS 102 Music History Classical-Modern 3.0
MUS 101 Music History Ancient-Baroque 3.0
MUS 104 Roots of Pop, Rock, Jazz 3.0
MUS 106 World Music Appreciation 3.0
MUS 110 Music Fundamentals 2.0
PHTO 110 Basic Photography 3.0

Humanities

Course Number Course Title Units
ASL 121 American Sign Language 2 3.0
ASL 138 History Of Deaf 3.0
ENGL 102 Freshman Composition Literature 3.0
ENGL 106 Creative Writing 3.0
ENGL 130 American Literature to 1865 3.0
ENGL 131 American Literature 1865 to Present 3.0
ENGL 132 Literature and Film 3.0
ENGL 133 Modern Fiction 3.0
ENGL 135 Introduction to Poetry 3.0
ENGL 137 Children's Literature 3.0
ENGL 138 Introduction to Shakespeare 3.0
ENGL 139 Ideas of Difference in Contemporary American Literature 3.0
ENGL 144 Literature: The Ancient and Classical World 3.0
ENGL 145 British Literature to 1800 3.0
ENGL 146 British Literature 1800 to Present 3.0
ENGL 148 Hispanic Literature in Translation 3.0
FILM 103 Contemporary Latin American Film 3.0
FRCH 101 Elementary French I 5.0
FRCH 102 Elementary French II 5.0
HIST 101 World Civilizations to 1600 3.0
HIST 104 Western Civilizations to 1650 3.0
HIST 102 World Civilizations Since 1500 3.0
HIST 105 Western Civilization Since 1650 3.0
HIST 138 History of Deaf 3.0
HUM 101 World Civilizations to 1600 3.0
HUM 102 World Civilizations Since 1500 3.0
HUM 104 Western Civilizations to 1650 3.0
HUM 105 Western Civilization Since 165 3.0
PHIL 105 Ethics 3.0
PHIL 101 Survey of Philosophy 3.0
PHIL 121 Religions of the Modern World 3.0
PHIL 102 Existence and Reality 3.0
PHIL 122 Exploring Religious Issues 3.0
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I 5.0
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 5.0
SPAN 103 Intermediate Spanish I 5.0
SPAN 104 Intermediate Spanish II 5.0
SPAN 112 Advanced Spanish Conversation 3.0
SPCH 108 Oral Interpretation 3.0
ENGL 133 Modern Fiction 3.0

General Education Requirements

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