Humanities

The humanities study human society and culture, including how humans understand the world and their unique experiences in it.

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The Associate in Arts degree with emphasis in Humanities is designed for those planning to major in English, history, political science, or related academic areas after transferring to a four-year college or university.

Humanities Education Plan

Degree: Associate in Arts
Emphasis: Humanities
Notes for Students

  • The study of a foreign language is highly recommended.
  • Students should consult with their advisor before selecting electives. This will allow coordination of electives with desired career goal.

Fall Quarter

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
  • HUM& 116 Humanities I - 5 credits
  • Quantitative Skills Distribution - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • ENGL& 102 Composition II - 5 credits
  • HUM& 117 Humanities II - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • HIST& 118 Western Civilization II - 5 credits
  • HUM& 118 Humanities III - 5 credits
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology - 5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 3 credits

Fall Quarter

  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits
  • ENGL& 244 American Literature - 5 credits
  • HUM 110 Ethics & Cultural Values - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • HUM 270 Survey of Film Studies - 5 credits
  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • MUSC 140 History of American Music - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits
  • Elective - 2 credits

 

Humanities Classes

An interdisciplinary study of philosophy, literature, history and religion within Western and Oriental ethical systems of thought. It focuses on the importance of cultural values through a study of virtue, duty, utility, and rights.
A survey of the major movements in art, architecture, music, philosophy and literature in a historical context, from pre- history to 1400 C.E.
A survey of the major movements in art, architecture, music, philosophy, and literature in a historical context, from 1300 C.E. to 1800 C.E. 
A survey of the major movements in art, architecture, music, philosophy, and literature in a historical context, from 1800 C.E. to the present.
An examination of the social, historical, technical, and artistic aspects of film through viewing, study and discussion of notable motion pictures. 
The Lyceum offers a variety of lectures on topics of current interest across a wide variety of disciplines. The theme may vary from quarter to quarter.