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AA in Humanities

The Humanities degree provides students with interdisciplinary perspectives on the existential questions of who we are as human beings, where we come from and where we are headed. This degree emphasizes the principles and concepts in interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving that will transfer across disciplines and enrich professional careers in areas as varied as lawyers, Public Relations managers, journalists, educators, systems analysts and Foreign Service employees.

A Humanities degree enables students to better see the interconnectedness of all areas of knowledge, develop a global perspective as a result of having studied the ideas and cultural products of cultures throughout the world, clarify one's values by comparing and contrasting them to what others have thought and deepen one's sources of wisdom by learning how others have dealt with failures, success, adversities and triumphs.

Learn more about the program on the Humanities website

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to synthesize their critical thinking, imaginative, cooperative and emphatic abilities as whole persons in order to:.

  • contextualize knowledge
  • interpret and communicate meaning in both written and oral form
  • cultivate their capacity for personal as well as social change

Associate Degree Requirements

Units required for Major: 28

A minimum of 90 units is required to include:

  • Completion of one of the following general eduation patterns:
    • Foothill General Education
    • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or
    • the Intersegmental Genearl 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 grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.

Please Note: Courses used to meet major requirements CANNOT be used to satisfy any general education requirements.

Online Courses for Humanities

The courses listed BELOW are offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see online Schedule of Classes for verification.

NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.

Associate Degree Requirements

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
English Proficiency: Select one of the following
ENGL 1A Composition & Reading 5
ENGL 1AH Honors Composition & Reading 5
ENGL 1S Integrated Composition & Reading  
and ENGL 1T and Integrated Composition & Reading 8
ESLL 26 Advanced Composition & Reading 5
or equivalent    
Mathematics Proficiency:
College-level math course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra

Core Courses (16 units)

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
HUMN 1 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Ancient World 4
or HUMN 1H Honors Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Ancient World 4
HUMN 2 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: Of Empires & Conflict 4
HUMN 3 World Myths in Literature Arts & Film 4
or HUMN 3H Honors World Myths in Literature Arts & Film 4
HUMN 4 Trauma & the Arts 4
or HUMN 4H Honors Trauma & the Arts 4
HUMN 5 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Modern World 4
or HUMN 5H Honors Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Modern World 4
HUMN 6 The Shock of the New: The Contemporary World 4
HUMN 7 Global Religions: Contemporary Practices & Perspectives 4
or HUMN 7H Honors Global Religions: Contemporary Practices & Perspectives 4
HUMN 8 Ex Machina: The Paradox of Being Human in the Digital Age 4
HUMN 9 Once Upon a Time? The Immortal Lure of Fairy Tales 4
HUMN 10 On the Move: The Immigrant Experience in Literature, Film & Multimedia 4
HUMN 11 Introduction to Popular Culture 4
or HUMN 11H Honors Introduction to Popular Culture 4
or MDIA 11 Introduction to Popular Culture 4
or MDIA 11H Honors Introduction to Popular Culture 4
HUMN 12 Popular Culture & United States History 4
or MIDIA 12 Popular Culture & United States History 4
HUMN 13 Video Games & Popular Culture 4
or MDIA 13 Video Games & Popular Culture 4
HUMN 14 The Art of Peace: Narrative Representations of Pacifism 4

Support Courses (12 units)

Select at least 12 units within one of the following concentrations:

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
Visual Arts
ART 2E A History of Women in Art 4.5
ART 2F Introduction to Asian Art 4.5
ART 2J American Art 4.5
ART 3 History of Modern Art from Post-Impressionism to the Present 4.5
PHOT 8 Photography of American Cultures 5
or PHOT 8H Honors Photography of American Cultures 5
PHOT 10 History of Photography 4
or PHOT 10H Honors History of Photography 4
PHOT 11 Contemporary Issues in Photography 4
or PHOT 11H Honors Contemporary Issues in Photography 4
Film/Theatre
MDIA 1 Introduction to Film Studies 4
or MDIA 1H Honors Introduction to Film Studies 4
MDIA 2A History of Film 1895-1945 4
MDIA 2B History of Film 1945-Current 4
MDIA 2C Current Trends in Film, TV & the Internet 4
THTR 1 Introduction to Theatre 4
THTR 2A History of Dramatic Literature: Classical to Moliere 4
THTR 2F History of American Musical Theatre 4
THTR 8 Multicultural Theatre Arts in Modern America 4
Literature
ENGL 5 Loud & Queer: Literature of Sexual/Gender Identity 4
ENGL 7 Native American Literature 4
ENGL 8 Children's Literature 4
ENGL 11 Introduction to Poetry 4
or ENGL 11H Honors Introduction to Poetry 4
ENGL 12 African American Literature 4
ENGL 14 Traveling the World through Contemporary Literature 4
ENGL 17 Introduction to Shakespeare 4
ENGL 22 Women Writers 4
ENGL 31 Latino/a Literature 4
ENGL 40 Asian American Literature 4
ENGL 43A Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century 5
or ENGL 43AH Honors Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century 5
ENGL 43B Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present 5
or ENGL 43BH Honors Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present 5
ENGL 45A Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 5
or ENGL 45AH Honors Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 5
ENGL 45B Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present 5
or ENGL 45BH Honors Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present 5
ENGL 47A World Literature I 5
or ENGL 47AH Honors World Literature I 5
ENGL 47B World Literature II 5
or ENGL 47BH Honors World Literature II 5
Music
MUS 1 Introduction to Music 4
MUS 2A Great Composers & Music Masterpieces 5
or MUS 2AH Honors Great Composers & Music Masterpieces 5
MUS 2B Great Composers & Music Masterpieces 5
or MUS 2BH Honors Great Composers & Music Masterpieces 5
MUS 2C Great Composers & Music Masterpieces 5
or MUS 2CH Honors Great Composers & Music Masterpieces 5
MUS 2D World Music: Roots to Contemporary Global Fusion 5
MUS 8 Music of American Cultures 5
or MUS 8H Honors Music of American Cultures 5
MUS 9B Music & Media: Hendrix to Hip-Hop 4
MUS 11A Jazz & Swing 4
MUS 11B Funk, Fusion & Hip-Hop 4
Philosophy
PHIL 2 Introduction to Social & Political Philosophy 4
PHIL 4 Introduction to Philosophy 4
PHIL 11 Introduction to the Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics 4
PHIL 20A History of Western Philosophy from Socrates through St. Thomas 4
PHIL 20B History of Western Philosophy from the Renaissance through Kant 4
PHIL 24 Comparative World Religions: East 4
PHIL 25 Comparative World Religions: West 4
Note that this is a list of fully online courses that satisfy degree requirements.

For a complete list of degree requirements, please visit Humanities 2022-2023 in Degree & Certificates.

Based on the 2022 - 2023 degree program.

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