Humanities is an interdisciplinary field that involves the study of artistic, intellectual, and moral achievement. Humanities encourages students to examine both established and emerging expressions of human creativity and thought so that you become more engaged in your own lives and the world.
Our courses will acquaint you with performing and visual arts, literature, media, popular culture, mythology, folklore, architecture, philosophy, and religion. Classes present their materials critically, situating works within their historical, cultural, and theoretical contexts
- Explore the aesthetics of everyday life.
- Analyze and interpret selected works of creative expression (such as visual, verbal, and kinesthetic arts) in relation to various historical and cultural contexts.
- Explain the meaning of Humanities as a holistic range of disciplines that use different approaches to study forms of art and performance from around the world.
- Examine diverse forms of play, creativity, and innovation around the world.
- Integrate knowledge across disciplines to increase self-awareness and cultural competence.
Take the following course: HUMAN 1 Introduction to Humanities
Select two courses (6 units) from the following: ASAME 45A Asian-American History to 1945 (3) ASAME 45B Asian-American History: 1945-Present (3) HUMAN 2 Human Values (3) HUMAN 3 Future Studies (3) HUMAN 13A Myth, Symbol and Folklore (3) HUMAN 13B Myth, Symbol and Folklore (3) HUMAN 40 Religions of the World (3) HUMAN 51A* Latin-American Folklore (3) or M/LAT 2A* Latin-American Folklore (3) HUMAN 51B* Latin-American Folklore (3) or M/LAT 2B* Latin-American Folklore (3) HUMAN 51C* Latin-American Folklore (3) or M/LAT 2C* Latin- American Folklore (3)
Select one course (3 units) from the following: ART 1 Introduction to Art History (3) MUSIC 10 Music Appreciation (3) MUSIC 12A Introduction to Music Literature: Birth of Christ to 1827 (3) MUSIC 12B Introduction to Music Literature: Romantic Period to Present (3)
Select one course (3 units) from the following: MATH 15 Math for Liberal Arts Students (3) PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy (3) PHIL 2 Social and Political Philosophy (3) PHIL 4 Philosophy of Religion (3) PHIL 5 Ethical Problems (3) PHIL 10 Logic (3) PHIL 20A History of Philosophy (3) PHIL 20B History of Philosophy (3)
Select one course (3 units) from the following: ENGL 30A Introduction to American Literature (3) ENGL 30B Introduction to American Literature (3) ENGL 36 Women in Literature (3)
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, community building, 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 grassroots and nonprofit organizations.