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Humanities (AA) Area Majors Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Fall 2008


This degree program is intended for the student who wants to explore the arts, ideas, values and cultural expressions of the world's peoples as a foundation for lifelong learning or as an introduction to the related fields of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies, Art History, Music Appreciation, Theatre Arts, Philosophy, English Literature, Modern and Classical Languages, or Religious Studies. This associate degree will not be awarded concurrently with or subsequent to degrees in any of these related fields.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Humanities (AA) program are:

  • Complete 19 units from
    • Humanities Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Humanities Major Requirements - complete 18.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 18.00 units from the following:
ANTHRO 31 Mesoamerican Origins of Latino Culture3.00
ANTHRO 43 Native American Art and Culture3.00
APGR 15 History of Graphic Design3.00
ARCH 50.1 Historic Pueblo Architecture3.00
ART 1.1 World Art History to 15003.00
ART 1.2 World Art History Since 15003.00
ART 2.1 Ancient to Renaissance Art History and Appreciation3.00
ART 2.2 Renaissance to Modern Art History and Appreciation3.00
ART 2.3 Modern Art History & Appreciation3.00
ART 3 Introduction to Art & Design1.50-3.00
ART 4 Principles of Color1.50-3.00
ART 43 Women in Art from the Renaissance to the Present3.00
ART 5 Three Dimensional Design1.50-3.00
ART 7A Drawing & Composition I1.50-3.00
ASL 1 Elementary American Sign Language - Part I4.00
ASL 2 Elementary American Sign Language Part II4.00
ASL 3 Intermediate American Sign Language - Part I4.00
ASL 4 Intermediate American Sign Language Part II4.00
DANCE 2 Survey of Dance History3.00
ENGL 10 Introduction to Literature and the Environment3.00
ENGL 12 Children's Literature3.00
ENGL 15 Women in Literature3.00
ENGL 1B Literature and Composition3.00
ENGL 2 Introduction to the Novel3.00
ENGL 22 Ethnic Diversity in American Literature3.00
ENGL 25 Introduction to Language Study3.00
ENGL 27 Introduction to Shakespeare3.00
ENGL 3 Introduction to Poetry3.00
ENGL 30.1 American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War3.00
ENGL 30.2 American Literature from 1865 to the Present3.00
ENGL 31 African American Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 32 Asian American Literature3.00
ENGL 33 Chicano/Chicana Arts & Literature3.00
ENGL 44.1 European Literature from the Ancient through the Renaissance3.00
ENGL 44.2 European Literature from 17th C. to the Present3.00
ENGL 46.1 Survey of English Literature3.00
ENGL 46.2 Survey of English Literature3.00
ENGL 7 Introduction to the Short Story3.00
FREN 1 Elementary French-Part 14.00
FREN 2 Elementary French-Part 24.00
FREN 3 Intermediate French-Part 14.00
FREN 39.1 French Literature in English Translation3.00
FREN 39.2 French Literature in English Translation3.00
FREN 4 Intermediate French4.00
GERM 1 Elementary German-Part I4.00
GERM 2 Elementary German-Part II4.00
GERM 3 Intermediate German-Part 14.00
GERM 39 German Literature in English Translation3.00
GERM 4 Intermediate German-Part 24.00
HEBREW 1 Elementary Classical Hebrew 13.00
HIST 1.1 World History to 15003.00
HIST 1.2 World History Since 15003.00
HIST 4.1 History of Western Civilization to 16483.00
HIST 4.2 History of Western Civilization from 16483.00
HUMAN 10.1 The Hebrew Bible3.00
HUMAN 10.2 Prophetic & New Testament Literature3.00
HUMAN 10.3 History of God3.00
HUMAN 10.4 Religion in America3.00
HUMAN 13 Introduction to Religious Studies3.00
HUMAN 20 The Humanities in Asia: Arts, Ideas and Values3.00
HUMAN 21 The Humanities in the Middle East3.00
HUMAN 4.1 Western Culture: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
HUMAN 4.2 Western Culture: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
HUMAN 5 World Humanities: Arts, Ideas, Values3.00
HUMAN 6 American Cultures3.00
HUMAN 7 Introduction to the Humanities3.00
HUMAN 8 Comparative Mythology3.00
HUMAN 9 An Introduction to the Study of Fairy Tale3.00
INTDIS 1 Culture, Technology and the Arts3.00
INTDIS 2 Popular Culture in the United States3.00
INTDIS 4 Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean3.00
ITAL 1 Elementary Italian-Part I4.00
ITAL 2 Elementary Italian Part II4.00
ITAL 3 Intermediate Italian Part 14.00
ITAL 39.2 Intro to Italian Lit in Translation, 19th c. to Present3.00
ITAL 4 Intermediate Italian Part 24.00
JAPAN 39 Modern Japanese Literature in English Translation3.00
LATIN 1 Elementary Latin-Part 13.00
LATIN 2 Elementary Latin-Part 23.00
LATIN 3 Intermediate Latin-Part 13.00
LATIN 4 Intermediate Latin-Part 23.00
MEDIA 4 Introduction to Mass Communication3.00
MEDIA 41 Introduction to Film History3.00
MEDIA 42 Introduction to Film Form3.00
MUS 6.1 Music History & Literature3.00
MUS 6.2 Music History & Literature3.00
MUS 6.3 Music History & Literature3.00
MUS 7 Classical Music Appreciation3.00
MUS 7.4 Introduction to World Music3.00
MUS 9 Jazz Appreciation3.00
PHIL 11 Introduction to Asian Philosophy3.00
PHIL 12 Environmental Philosophy3.00
PHIL 20 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval3.00
PHIL 21 History of Western Philosophy: Modern3.00
PHIL 6 Introduction to Philosophy3.00
PHIL 7 Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
PHIL 8 Comparative Religion3.00
PHIL 9 Political Philosophy3.00
RUSS 39.1 Russian Literature in English Translation3.00
RUSS 39.2 Russian Literature in English Translation3.00
SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish-Part I4.00
SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish-Part II4.00
SPAN 2S Elementary Spanish4.00
SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish-Part 14.00
SPAN 39.1 Spanish-American Literature in Translation3.00
SPAN 39.2 Spanish-American Literature in Translation3.00
SPAN 4 Intermediate Spanish - Part 24.00
SPCH 2 Introduction to Oral Interpretation3.00
THAR 1 World Theatre Through Time3.00
THAR 12 Readers Theatre3.00
THAR 6 Multi Cultural Perspectives in American Theatre3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2008

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2009

Previous Versions:

Humanities - effective Fall 2007
Humanities - effective Fall 2006
Humanities - effective Fall 2004

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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