Humanities

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01320)

The program leading to an associate in arts degree represents an innovation in interdisciplinary education. The curriculum stresses an integrated, international view of culture with emphasis given to the synthesis of the departments of philosophy, art, music, drama, and literature in a historical context. Humanities majors will, of necessity, study the creative achievement of Western and non-Western civilizations and reflect upon the contributions of human culture made by both men and women.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Student will be able to identify, examine and synthesize artistic, scientific, philosophical, religious, mythologic, and historical elements of human culture and worldviews in a way that connects them to the wider human community.
Program Requirements
HIST 104WESTERN CIVILIZATION I3
HIST 105WESTERN CIVILIZATION II3
Select one of the following: 13-6
HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS I
and HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS II
INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES: ARTS AND IDEAS
Electives
Select 9 units of electives:9
WORLD LITERATURE I
WORLD LITERATURE II
MYTHOLOGY IN LITERATURE
WORLD MYTHOLOGY
WORLD RELIGIONS
ART HISTORY SURVEY---STONE AGE TO THE AGES OF FAITH
ART HISTORY-RENAISSANCE TO CONTEMPORARY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE
Total Units18-21

SDSU also requires three consecutive courses in a single foreign language as part of the requirement for the bachelor’s degree. Foreign language competency may also be demonstrated by successfully completing four years of one foreign language in high school or by successfully completing a challenge examination. See a counselor for additional information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.