Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Arts and Humanities

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Associate in Arts
Non-Transfer Option 1 (Major Code: 01375)
Transfer Preparation* Options 2 & 3 (Major Code: 01640)

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Demonstrate the communication and artistic skills necessary to engage competently in personal, professional, civic and social contexts.
Option 1
Southwestern College Associate Degree GE
Minimum units necessary to meet Southwestern Associate Degree requirements21
Option 2
CSU GE
Minimum units necessary to meet CSU/GE Certification requirements40
Option 3
IGETC GE
Minimum units necessary to meet IGETC Certification requirements37-39

Transferable Elective Units

Electives may be necessary to total 60 overall units required for the Associate degree.

Arts and Humanities Emphasis
Select a minimum of 18 units of the following: 118
WORLD ARCHITECTURE I
WORLD ARCHITECTURE II
DRAWING I
DESIGN I
INTRODUCTION TO ART
LIFE DRAWING I
PAINTING I
SCULPTURE I
ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, AND INDIGENOUS NORTH AMERICAS
ART AND CULTURE OF PRE-HISPANIC MEXICO
PRINTMAKING I
DARKROOM AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
ASIAN ART
HISTORY OF FILM AS ART
Women in Western Art History, 1550--- PRESENT
ART HISTORY SURVEY---STONE AGE TO THE AGES OF FAITH
ART HISTORY-RENAISSANCE TO CONTEMPORARY
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
NINETEENTH THROUGH TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ART
GRAPHIC DESIGN---LAYOUT
GRAPHIC DESIGN---TYPOGRAPHY
BEGINNING CERAMICS
DESIGN IN WOOD I
JEWELRY AND METALWORK I
MANDARIN CHINESE I
MANDARIN CHINESE II
ORAL INTERPRETATION
ORAL HISTORY
CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY I
DANCE HISTORY AND APPRECIATION
CREATIVE WRITING I
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION I
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: CREATIVE NON FICTION I
INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
WORLD LITERATURE I
WORLD LITERATURE II
ENGLISH LITERATURE I
ENGLISH LITERATURE II
AMERICAN LITERATURE I
AMERICAN LITERATURE II
INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGY IN LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND FILM
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
CHICANO LITERATURE
LITERATURE OF THE U.S. - MEXICO BORDERLANDS AND BAJA CALIFORNIA
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ELEMENTARY FILIPINO I
ELEMENTARY FILIPINO II
INTERMEDIATE TAGALOG I
ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
WESTERN CIVILIZATION I
WESTERN CIVILIZATION II
WORLD HISTORY II
WORLD HISTORY I
HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS I
HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS II
INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES: ARTS AND IDEAS
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA
WORLD MYTHOLOGY
ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I
ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I
WRITING FOR PUBLICATION
BEGINNING JAPANESE I
INTRODUCTORY ELEMENTARY JAPANESE
BEGINNING JAPANESE II
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
MUSIC THEORY I
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC
INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ
AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC
AURAL SKILLS I
APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY I
APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY II
APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY III
ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Jazz Ensemble I-Big Band
JAZZ ENSEMBLE II-Big Band
JAZZ ENSEMBLE III-Big Band
SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS I
SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS II
SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS III
CHAMBER SINGERS I
CHAMBER SINGERS II
CHAMBER SINGERS III
CONCERT CHOIR I
CONCERT CHOIR II
CONCERT CHOIR III
WORLD MUSIC
DEVELOPMENT OF MARIACHI: STYLE AND CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
WORLD RELIGIONS
ASIAN PHILOSOPHY
ETHICS: THEORY AND PRACTICE
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE I
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY SPANISH
CONTINUATION OF ELEMENTARY SPANISH
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS I
SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS II
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE FOR BILINGUALS
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND WRITING ON SPANISH CULTURE
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND WRITING ON LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA
HISTORY OF FILM AS ART
CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION
ACTING FOR TELEVISION AND FILM
SURVEY OF DRAMA
INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE
ACTING I
ACTING FOR TELEVISION AND FILM
Total Units18
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

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For depth, include a minimum of two courses from a single discipline; for breadth, include at least two disciplines in your selection. These courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students will evaluate and interpret the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation. Students will also learn to value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments.