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Humanities & Fine Arts (AA) Philosophy, Humanities, and Religious Studies Total Units: 18
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Summer 2011


The Humanities and Fine Arts major provides students with lower division preparation for related fields such as art history, history, literature, or performing arts. It is designed for the student intending to transfer and further study these disciplines, or for those pursuing lifelong learning.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sensitivity to American cultural diversity by describing and analyzing the cultural achievements of an American ethnic group and/or a comparative understanding of several ethnic groups;
  2. analyze and interpret religious texts and traditions within a broad cultural and historical framework;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of topics and discourse relevant to global social, political, economic and/or natural systems; and
  4. identify and explain the value of one or more art forms and/or cultural expressions of the Humanities in the context of Western Culture.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Humanities & Fine Arts (AA) program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Humanities & Fine Arts Major Requirements

Humanities & Fine Arts Major Requirements - complete 18.00 units
HUMAN 7Introduction to the Humanities3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ENGL 30.1American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War3.00
ENGL 30.2American Literature from 1865 to the Present3.00
ENGL 31African-American Literature3.00
ENGL 33Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
HUMAN 6Humanities in the United States3.00
RELS 32Religion in America3.00
HUMAN 14Popular Culture in the United States3.00
MUSC 9Jazz Appreciation3.00
THAR 6Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
HUMAN 8Comparative Mythology3.00
RELS 21The Jewish Bible and the Birth of God3.00
RELS 22Jesus and the Invention of Christianity3.00
RELS 3History of God3.00
RELS 32Religion in America3.00
RELS 2World Religions3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
ART 2.1History and Appreciation of Ancient Mediterranean Art3.00
ART 2.2History of European Art: Medieval to Rococo3.00
ART 2.3History of Modern Art in Europe and North America3.00
HUMAN 4.1Western Humanities: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
HUMAN 4.2Western Humanities From 16003.00
MUSC 6.1Music History and Literature: Antiquity to 17503.00
MUSC 6.2Music History and Literature: 1750 to Present3.00
MUSC 7Music Appreciation3.00
PHIL 20History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval3.00
PHIL 21History of Western Philosophy: Modern3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 1.1Introduction to Art of the Ancient World3.00
ART 1.2Global Art from 1500 CE to Present3.00
HUMAN 5World Humanities: Arts, Ideas, Values3.00
HUMAN 20The Humanities in Asia: Arts, Ideas and Values3.00
HUMAN 21The Humanities in the Middle East3.00
HUMAN 22Humanities in Africa: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
HUMAN 23Culture and Values in Latin America and The Caribbean3.00
MUSC 8World Music Appreciation3.00
PHIL 9Political Philosophy3.00
THAR 1World Theatre Through Time3.00

Term Effective: Summer 2011

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 2014

Previous Versions:

Humanities & Fine Arts - effective Fall 2010
Humanities & Fine Arts - effective Fall 2009
Humanities & Fine Arts - effective Spring 2008
Humanities & Fine Arts - effective Fall 2007
Humanities & Fine Arts - effective Summer 2007
Humanities & Fine Arts - effective Spring 2002

Program Requirements Notes:

Student must apply to the department for approval prior to registering for HUMAN 49.

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.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement for the major.

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