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Humanities (AA) Area Majors Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Fall 2013


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 (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 31Mesoamerican Origins of Latino Culture3.00
ANTHRO 43Native American Art and Culture3.00
ARCH 2.1History of World Architecture: Prehistory to Gothic3.00
ARCH 2.2History of World Architecture: Renaissance to 20th Century3.00
ARCH 2.3History of World Architecture: 20th Century and Contemporary3.00
ARCH 15Prehistoric Pueblo Architecture3.00
ART 1.1World Art History to 15003.00
ART 1.2World Art History Since 15003.00
ART 2.1History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art3.00
ART 2.2History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art3.00
ART 2.3History and Appreciation of Modern Art3.00
ART 3Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 4Principles of Color3.00
ART 5Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7ADrawing and Composition 13.00
ASL 1Elementary American Sign Language - Part 14.00
ASL 2Elementary American Sign Language Part 24.00
ASL 3Intermediate American Sign Language - Part 14.00
ASL 4Intermediate American Sign Language - Part 24.00
DANCE 2Survey of Dance History3.00
ENGL 1BLiterature and Composition3.00
ENGL 2Introduction to the Novel3.00
ENGL 3Introduction to Poetry3.00
ENGL 7Introduction to the Short Story3.00
ENGL 10Introduction to Literature and the Environment3.00
ENGL 12Children's Literature3.00
ENGL 25Introduction to Language Study3.00
ENGL 27Introduction to Shakespeare3.00
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 Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 33Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 46.1Survey of English Literature Part 13.00
ENGL 46.2Survey of English Literature Part 23.00
ENGL 9Contemporary World Literature3.00
FREN 1Elementary French-Part 14.00
FREN 2Elementary French-Part 24.00
FREN 3Intermediate French-Part 14.00
FREN 4Intermediate French-Part 24.00
GERM 1Elementary German-Part 14.00
GERM 2Elementary German-Part 24.00
GERM 3Intermediate German-Part 14.00
GERM 4Intermediate German-Part 24.00
HEBREW 1Elementary Classical Hebrew 13.00
HIST 1.1World History to 15003.00
HIST 1.2World History Since 1500 C.E.3.00
HIST 4.1History of Western Civilization to 1648 C.E.3.00
HIST 4.2History of Western Civilization from 1648 C.E.3.00
HUMAN 4.1Western Humanities: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
HUMAN 4.2Western Humanities from 16003.00
HUMAN 5World Humanities: Arts, Ideas, Values3.00
HUMAN 6American Cultures3.00
HUMAN 7Introduction to the Humanities3.00
HUMAN 8Comparative Mythology3.00
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
INTDIS 2Popular Culture in the United States3.00
INTDIS 4Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean3.00
ITAL 1Elementary Italian-Part 14.00
ITAL 2Elementary Italian-Part 24.00
ITAL 3Intermediate Italian-Part 14.00
ITAL 4Intermediate Italian-Part 24.00
ITAL 39.1Introduction To Italian Literature In Translation3.00
ITAL 70AIntermed Italian Conversation & Culture Thru Film I3.00
MEDIA 4Introduction to Mass Communication3.00
MEDIA 10Film Appreciation4.00
MEDIA 14Early Film History4.00
MEDIA 15Modern Film History4.00
MUSC 6.1Music History and Literature: Antiquity to 17503.00
MUSC 6.2Music History and Literature: 1750-Present3.00
MUSC 7Classical Music Appreciation3.00
MUSC 8Introduction to World Music3.00
MUSC 9Jazz Appreciation3.00
PHIL 6Introduction to Philosophy3.00
PHIL 7Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
PHIL 8Comparative Religion3.00
PHIL 9Political Philosophy3.00
PHIL 10Philosophy of Peace and Nonviolent Action3.00
PHIL 11Introduction to Asian Philosophy3.00
PHIL 12Environmental Philosophy3.00
PHIL 20History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval3.00
PHIL 21History of Western Philosophy: Modern3.00
RELS 1Introduction to Religious Studies3.00
RELS 3History of God3.00
RELS 6.66History of Satan3.00
RELS 15Islam3.00
RELS 21The Hebrew Bible3.00
RELS 22Early Christian Literature3.00
RELS 32Religion in America3.00
SPAN 1Elementary Spanish-Part 14.00
SPAN 2Elementary Spanish-Part 24.00
SPAN 3Intermediate Spanish-Part One4.00
SPAN 4Intermediate Spanish-Part 24.00
SPCH 2Introduction to Oral Interpretation3.00
THAR 1World Theatre Through Time3.00
THAR 2Introduction to Theatre Arts3.00
THAR 6Multicultural 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 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2013

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 2016

Previous Versions:

Humanities - effective Summer 2012
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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