What is the Humanities? The Humanities is an interdisciplinary field that involves the study of local and global forms in the creative arts and sciences. The main objective of studying humanities at College of Alameda is to explore the aesthetics of everyday life from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. As a form of general education, the humanities encourages students to examine emerging forms of play, creativity, and innovation so that they learn to become more deeply engaged in their own lives and with the world-at-large.
The humanities will prepare you: (1) to transfer to any discipline of your choice at a college or university, and (2) to learn valuable life skills such as creative thinking, cultural competence, social activism, communitybuilding, and conflict resolution. An AA degree in the humanities can be applied to a range of careers in education, the arts, the sciences, business, medicine, nursing, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, theology, social work, tourism, and grass-roots and nonprofit organizations.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) may be assessed using: