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Liberal Arts: Arts & Humanities Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts: Arts & Humanities

Required Courses 

Dept. /No. –  Title –  Units
Select eighteen (18) units from the following. Two courses in one subject (e.g. ASL-001 & ASL-002) must be completed for the depth of study requirement.
• American Sign Language: ASL-001, ASL-002
• Art: ART-001A, ART-001B, ART-003A, ART-004, ART-005A, ART-005B,
ART-007A, ART-007B, ART-009A, ART-009B, ART-010, ART-011A,
ART-011B, ART-023A, ART-023B, ART-033, ART-040, ART-048A-C,
ART-050, ART-051, ART-052, ART-053
• Communications: SP-001, SP-002, SP-004, SP-007, SP-015
• English: ENG-001B, ENG-001C, ENG-005A, ENG-005B, ENG-010A,
ENG-010B, ENG-011A, ENG-011B, ENG-012A, ENG-012B
• History: HIST-003, HIST-004, HIST-017, HIST-018
• Music: MUS-005, MUS-010
• Philosophy: PHIL-006, PHIL-008, PHIL-010, PHIL-012, PHIL-013,
PHIL-014
• Spanish: SPAN-001, SPAN-002, SPAN-003, SPAN-004
• Theatre Arts: TA-001, TA-002, TA-003

Total Units for the Major: 18
Minimum General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units 37-40
Transferable Units as needed
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS 60
Advisor: J. DeSantis

Liberal Arts: Arts & Humanities Overview

These courses emphasize the study of the cultural, literary, humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students  evaluate and interpret the ways in which people, through the ages and in different cultures, have responded to themselves and the world  around them through artistic and cultural creation. Students also learn to value aesthetic understanding and to incorporate these  concepts when constructing value judgments. Examples of 4-year institution majors in this emphasis are: American Studies, English, History, Philosophy, and Spanish.

Student Learning Outcomes Liberal Arts: Arts & Humanities

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a familiarity with and an understanding of the principles, theories, and paradigms of thought related to multiple areas of study including Math, Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences through appropriate competency with vocabulary, methods of investigation, critical analysis, and decision making. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics and Personal Development)
  2. Utilize effective skills and techniques to gather, process, and express diverse types of content and meaning for varied purposes to diverse audiences. Institutional SLOs: Communication and Information Competency)

Students must complete the required courses for their major. General education units, transferable electives, and total degree units will vary for each student.  Some considerations include the courses (and their respective units) chosen to complete a general education area or transferable elective, and if required courses  for your major also count toward a general education area. Please see your academic counselor to help you reach your educational goals.

Liberal Arts: Mathematics & Science Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts: Mathematics & Science Associate in Arts Degree

Required Courses 

Dept. /No. –  Title –  Units
Select eighteen (18) units from the following. Two courses in one subject (e.g. CH-001A & CH-001B) must be completed for the depth of study requirement.
• Anthropology: ANTH-001
• Astronomy: A-001, A-001L
• Biology: BI-004, BI-004L, BI-005, BI-006, BI-015, BI-022, BI-023, BI-048A-C
• Chemistry: CH-001A, CH-001B, CH-003, CH-005, CH-010A, CH-010B
• Geology: G-001, G-005, G-010
• Geography: GEOG-001, GEOG-048A-C
• Mathematics: MATH-001A, MATH-001B, MATH-002A, MATH-002B,
MATH-002C, MATH-004, MATH-005, MATH-010, MATH-012, MATH-013,
MATH-014, MATH-016, SOC-003
• Natural Resources: NR-001
• Physics: PH-001, PH-004A, PH-004B

Total Units for the Major: 18
General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units 37-40
Transferable Units as needed
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS 60
Advisor: J. Holley

Liberal Arts: Mathematics & Science Overview

These courses emphasize the natural sciences which examine the physical universe, its life forms and its natural phenomena. Courses in Math emphasize the development of mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate algebra. Students demonstrate an understanding of the methodologies of science as investigative tools. Students also examine the influence that the acquisition of scientific knowledge has on the development of the world’s civilizations. Students following the CSU GE or IGETC must complete two science courses with at least 1 lab AND at least 1 transferable math for certification. If a student is transferring with a science or math major, more math and science courses must be completed.

Examples of 4-year institution majors in this emphasis are: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geology, and Physics.

Student Learning Outcomes - Liberal Arts: Mathematics & Science

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a familiarity with and an understanding of the principles, theories, and paradigms of thought related to multiple areas of study including Math, Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences through appropriate competency with vocabulary, methods of investigation, critical analysis, and decision making. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics and Personal Development)
  2. Utilize effective skills and techniques to gather, process, and express diverse types of content and meaning for varied purposes to diverse audiences. Institutional SLOs: Communication and Information Competency)

Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Sciences Associate in Arts

Required Courses 

Dept. /No. –  Title –  Units
Select eighteen (18) units from the following. Two courses in one subject (e.g. PS-001 & PS-002) must be completed for the depth of study requirement.
• Anthropology: ANTH-002, ANTH-003
• Child Development: CD-010, CD-012, CD-015, CD-030, CD-074
• Criminal Justice: CJ-001, CJ-002, CJ-003, CJ-005A, CJ-006, CJ-032
• Economics: ECON-001, ECON-002
• Geography: GEOG-002
• History: HIST-003, HIST-004, HIST-017, HIST-018, HIST-019, HIST-048A-C
• Political Science: PS-001, PS-002, PS-004
• Psychology: PSY-001, PSY-003, PSY-005, PSY-010, PSY-012, PSY-020,
PSY-023, PSY-033
• Sociology: SOC-001, SOC-002, SOC-004, SOC-010, SOC-014

Total Units for the Major: 18
General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units: 37-40
Transferable Units as needed
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS: 60
Advisor: D. Pieper

Student Learning Outcomes - Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Sciences Associate in Arts

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a familiarity with and an understanding of the principles, theories, and paradigms of thought related to multiple areas of study including Math, Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences through appropriate competency with vocabulary, methods of investigation, critical analysis, and decision making. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics and Personal Development)
  2. Utilize effective skills and techniques to gather, process, and express diverse types of content and meaning for varied purposes to diverse audiences. Institutional SLOs: Communication and Information Competency)
Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Sciences Associate in Arts Overview

These courses emphasize the perspective, concepts, theories, and methodologies of the disciplines typically found in the vast variety of disciplines that comprise study in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students study about themselves and others as members of a larger society. Students evaluate how societies and social subgroups operate through topics and discussion intended to stimulate critical thinking about ways people have acted in response to their societies.

Examples of 4-year institution majors in this emphasis are: Anthropology, Human Development, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.