This degree provides an opportunity for students to earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in a comprehensive area of study and is intended for the student who is not currently preparing to transfer to a university. A minimum of 60 semester units must be completed with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better in all degree-applicable units. Only courses numbered 1-299 may be applied toward this associate degree.

The Humanities encompass thought and language and reflect, interpret, and communicate concepts, values, beliefs, and traditions held individually, socially, and culturally. Study of the humanities develops an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the human condition and of how that condition relates to personal and societal needs, values, and achievements. The performing and visual arts are unique in that the mode of communication is primarily presentational rather than discursive, and the deepest meanings in the arts are non-verbal.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Analyze and interpret human thought, achievement, and expression relevant to such branches of knowledge as philosophy, literature, and/or the fine and performing arts, and to communicate the results.

Degree Options & Requirements:

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