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Humanities (AA) Area Majors Total Units: 19
Term Effective: Summer 2012


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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify components and approaches of the Humanities as an academic discipline;
  2. communicate knowledge of topics and themes related to art, cultures and societies worldwide orally and in writing;
  3. apply humanistic methodology to analyze features of cultural and ethnic groups;
  4. analyze and interpret significant texts, artifacts and traditions within a broad cultural and historical framework; and
  5. identify and investigate a focus on one or more disciplines for further study.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Humanities 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
ARCH 2.1 History of World Architecture: Prehistory to Gothic3.00
ARCH 2.2 History of World Architecture: Renaissance to 20th Century3.00
ARCH 2.3 History of World Architecture: 20th Century and Contemporary3.00
ARCH 15 Prehistoric Pueblo Architecture3.00
ART 1.1 World Art History to 15003.00
ART 1.2 World Art History Since 15003.00
ART 2.1 History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art3.00
ART 2.2 History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art3.00
ART 2.3 History and Appreciation of Modern Art3.00
ART 3 Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 5 Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7A Drawing and Composition 13.00
ASL 1 Elementary American Sign Language - Part 14.00
ASL 2 Elementary American Sign Language Part 24.00
ASL 3 Intermediate American Sign Language - Part 14.00
ASL 4 Intermediate American Sign Language - Part 24.00
DANCE 2 Survey of Dance History3.00
ENGL 1B Literature and Composition3.00
ENGL 2 Introduction to the Novel3.00
ENGL 3 Introduction to Poetry3.00
ENGL 7 Introduction to the Short Story3.00
ENGL 10 Introduction to Literature and the Environment3.00
ENGL 12 Children's Literature3.00
ENGL 25 Introduction to Language Study3.00
ENGL 27 Introduction to Shakespeare3.00
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 33 Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 46.1 Survey of English Literature Part 13.00
ENGL 46.2 Survey of English Literature Part 23.00
FREN 1 Elementary French-Part 14.00
FREN 2 Elementary French-Part 24.00
FREN 3 Intermediate French-Part 14.00
FREN 4 Intermediate French-Part 24.00
GERM 1 Elementary German-Part 14.00
GERM 2 Elementary German-Part 24.00
GERM 3 Intermediate German-Part 14.00
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 1500 C.E.3.00
HIST 4.1 History of Western Civilization to 1648 C.E.3.00
HIST 4.2 History of Western Civilization from 1648 C.E.3.00
HUMAN 4.1 Western Humanities: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
HUMAN 4.2 Western Humanities from 16003.00
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 10.1 The Hebrew Bible3.00
HUMAN 10.2 Early Christian Literature3.00
HUMAN 10.3 History of God3.00
HUMAN 10.4 Religion in America3.00
HUMAN 10.5 Islam3.00
HUMAN10.66 History of Satan3.00
HUMAN 20 The Humanities in Asia: Arts, Ideas and Values3.00
HUMAN 21 The Humanities in the Middle East3.00
HUMAN 22 Humanities in Africa: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
INTDIS 2 Popular Culture in the United States3.00
INTDIS 4 Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean3.00
ITAL 1 Elementary Italian-Part 14.00
ITAL 2 Elementary Italian-Part 24.00
ITAL 3 Intermediate Italian-Part 14.00
ITAL 4 Intermediate Italian-Part 24.00
ITAL 39.1 Introduction To Italian Literature In Translation3.00
ITAL 70A Intermed Italian Conversation & Culture Thru Film I3.00
MEDIA 4 Introduction to Mass Communication3.00
MEDIA 10 Film Appreciation4.00
MUSC 6.1 Music History and Literature: Antiquity to 17503.00
MUSC 6.2 Music History and Literature: 1750-Present3.00
MUSC 7 Classical Music Appreciation3.00
MUSC 8 Introduction to World Music3.00
MUSC 9 Jazz Appreciation3.00
PHIL 6 Introduction to Philosophy3.00
PHIL 7 Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
PHIL 8 Comparative Religion3.00
PHIL 9 Political Philosophy3.00
PHIL 10 Philosophy of Peace and Nonviolent Action3.00
PHIL 11 Introduction to Asian Philosophy3.00
PHIL 12 Environmental Philosophy3.00
PHIL 20 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval3.00
PHIL 21 History of Western Philosophy: Modern3.00
SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish-Part 14.00
SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish-Part 24.00
SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish-Part One4.00
SPAN 4 Intermediate Spanish-Part 24.00
SPCH 2 Introduction to Oral Interpretation3.00
THAR 1 World Theatre Through Time3.00
THAR 2 Introduction to Theatre Arts3.00
THAR 6 Multicultural 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: Summer 2012

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 2013

Previous Versions:

Humanities - effective Spring 2012
Humanities - effective Summer 2011
Humanities - effective Fall 2010
Humanities - effective Summer 2010
Humanities - effective Fall 2009
Humanities - effective Fall 2008
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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