Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Arts and Humanities

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

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an “Area of Emphasis.”  The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree  would be an ideal choice for those students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California as the student can satisfy their general education requirements, plus focus on transferable course work that relates to majors at CSU or UC.

  • Choose either Option 1, 2 or 3 for the General Education pattern related to your educational goal.
  • Complete a minimum of 18 units from the courses listed below.  For Option 1, courses cannot be double-counted to satisfy general education requirements.
  • Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable transferable semester units (including major and general education courses).
  • For ALL OPTIONS: complete necessary Southwestern College Graduation and Proficiency requirements.
  • Courses with an "*" are not UC transferable.
  • Courses should be selected with the assistance of a counselor.  Refer to ASSIST.org for transfer details.
  • Completion of the Liberal Arts Degree does not guarantee acceptance into a four year institution nor into a major. 
     

Program Student Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate the communication and artistic skills necessary to engage competently in personal, professional, civic and social contexts.
Option 1 Footnote 1
Southwestern College Associate Degree General Education
Minimum units necessary to meet Southwestern Associate Degree requirements18
Option 2 Footnotes *, 1, 2
CSU GE Breadth
Minimum units necessary to meet CSU/GE Certification requirements39
Option 3 Footnotes *, 1, 2
IGETC
Minimum units necessary to meet IGETC Certification requirements34
Arts and Humanities Emphasis
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.
Select a minimum of 18 units of the following courses:18
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
COLOR THEORY
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
GRAPHIC DESIGN
BEGINNING CERAMICS *
INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS
FUNCTIONAL WHEEL POTTERY I *
FUNCTIONAL WHEEL POTTERY II *
DESIGN IN WOOD I *
JEWELRY AND METALWORK I *
FILM AND DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY I
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III
MANDARIN CHINESE I
MANDARIN CHINESE II
ORAL HISTORY *
ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE *
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 *
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: CREATIVE NONFICTION I
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
WORLD LITERATURE I
WORLD LITERATURE II
ENGLISH LITERATURE I
ENGLISH LITERATURE II
AMERICAN LITERATURE I
AMERICAN LITERATURE II
TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
MYTHOLOGY IN LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND FILM
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
CHICANO LITERATURE
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
LITERATURE OF THE U.S. - MEXICO BORDERLANDS AND BAJA CALIFORNIA
ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
ELEMENTARY FILIPINO I
ELEMENTARY FILIPINO II
INTERMEDIATE FILIPINO I
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I
CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION
HISTORY OF FILM AS ART
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA
WESTERN CIVILIZATION I
WESTERN CIVILIZATION II
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
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
CONTINUATION OF 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
SURVEY OF DRAMA
INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE
PLAY ANALYSIS FOR PERFORMANCE, PRODUCTION, AND APPRECIATION
ACTING I
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I
IMPROVISATION
PERFORMANCE STUDIO I
Total Units18