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Humanities (AA) Area Majors Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Summer 2010


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 31Mesoamerican Origins of Latino Culture3.00
ANTHRO 43Native American Art and Culture3.00
APGR 15History of Graphic Design3.00
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 & Design3.00
ART 43Women in Art from the Renaissance to the Present3.00
ART 5Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7ADrawing and Composition 13.00
ASL 1Elementary American Sign Language - Part I4.00
ASL 2Elementary American Sign Language Part II4.00
ASL 3Intermediate American Sign Language - Part I4.00
ASL 4Intermediate American Sign Language Part II4.00
DANCE 2Survey of Dance History3.00
ENGL 10Introduction to Literature and the Environment3.00
ENGL 12Children's Literature3.00
ENGL 15Women in Literature3.00
ENGL 1BLiterature and Composition3.00
ENGL 2Introduction to the Novel3.00
ENGL 22Ethnic Diversity in American Literature3.00
ENGL 25Introduction to Language Study3.00
ENGL 27Introduction to Shakespeare3.00
ENGL 3Introduction to Poetry3.00
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 32Asian American Literature3.00
ENGL 33Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 46.1Survey of English Literature3.00
ENGL 46.2Survey of English Literature3.00
ENGL 7Introduction to the Short Story3.00
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 15003.00
HIST 4.1History of Western Civilization to 16483.00
HIST 4.2History of Western Civilization from 16483.00
HUMAN 10.1The Hebrew Bible3.00
HUMAN 10.2Early Christian Literature3.00
HUMAN 10.3History of God3.00
HUMAN 10.4Religion in America3.00
HUMAN 13Introduction to Religious Studies3.00
HUMAN 20The Humanities in Asia: Arts, Ideas and Values3.00
HUMAN 21The Humanities in the Middle East3.00
HUMAN 4.1Western Humanities: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
HUMAN 4.2Western Culture: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
HUMAN 5World Humanities: Arts, Ideas, Values3.00
HUMAN 6American Cultures3.00
HUMAN 7Introduction to the Humanities3.00
HUMAN 8Comparative Mythology3.00
HUMAN 9An Introduction to the Study of Fairy Tale3.00
INTDIS 1Culture, Technology and the Arts3.00
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 39.1Introduction To Italian Literature In Translation3.00
ITAL 39.2Intro to Italian Lit in Translation, 19th c. to Present3.00
ITAL 4Intermediate Italian-Part 24.00
ITAL 70AIntermed Italian Conversation & Culture Thru Film I3.00
LATIN 1Elementary Latin-Part 13.00
LATIN 2Elementary Latin-Part 23.00
LATIN 3Intermediate Latin-Part 13.00
LATIN 4Intermediate Latin-Part 23.00
MEDIA 4Introduction to Mass Communication3.00
MEDIA 41Introduction to Film History3.00
MEDIA 42Introduction to Film Form3.00
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 10Philosophy of Peace and Nonviolent Action3.00
PHIL 11Introduction to Asian Philosophy3.00
PHIL 12Environmental Philosophy3.00
PHIL 20History of Western Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval3.00
PHIL 21History of Western Philosophy: Modern3.00
PHIL 6Introduction to Philosophy3.00
PHIL 7Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
PHIL 8Comparative Religion3.00
PHIL 9Political Philosophy3.00
SPAN 1Elementary Spanish-Part 14.00
SPAN 2Elementary Spanish-Part 24.00
SPAN 2SElementary Spanish4.00
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 12Readers Theatre3.00
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: Summer 2010

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 2010

Previous Versions:

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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