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Humanities (AA) Area Majors Total Units: 19
Term Effective: Fall 2020


The Humanities major 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 major is broad and exploratory in nature and is not intended to fulfill the requirements for transfer in a specific field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, 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.

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
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
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 4 Principles of Color3.00
ART 5 Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7A Drawing and Composition 13.00
ART 69 Introduction to Cartooning and Sequential Art3.00
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
CHIN 1 Elementary Chinese - Part 14.00
COMM 2 Spoken Word3.00
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 9 Contemporary World Literature3.00
ENGL 10 Introduction to Environmental Literature3.00
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 Literature3.00
ENGL 33 Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 36 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender 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
GD 15 History of Graphic Design3.00
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
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 Humanities in the United States3.00
HUMAN 7 Introduction to the Humanities3.00
HUMAN 8 Comparative Mythology3.00
HUMAN 14 Popular Culture in the United States3.00
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
HUMAN 23 Culture and Values in Latin America and 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
MEDIA 14 Early Film History4.00
MEDIA 15 Modern Film History4.00
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 World Music Appreciation3.00
MUSC 9 Jazz Appreciation3.00
PHIL 6 Introduction to Philosophy3.00
PHIL 7 Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
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
RELS 1 Introduction to Religious Studies3.00
RELS 2 World Religions3.00
RELS 3 History of God3.00
RELS 6.66 History of Satan3.00
RELS 15 Islam3.00
RELS 21 The Hebrew Bible3.00
RELS 22 Jesus and the Invention of Christianity3.00
RELS 32 Religion in America3.00
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
SPAN 40 Introductory Spanish for Spanish Speakers4.00
SPAN 41 Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers4.00
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
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2020

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.

Previous Versions:

Humanities - effective Fall 2019
Humanities - effective Fall 2018
Humanities - effective Fall 2017
Humanities - effective Fall 2016
Humanities - effective Fall 2013
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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