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.

Courses in Intercultural Studies increase students’ understanding of and appreciation for cultures and groups of people within the United States, including people within one’s own group and those who are in a different cultural group. History, customs, methods of communication, artistic representations and traditions are explored in these courses that address theoretical and analytical issues relevant to understanding race, culture, gender and ethnicity in American history and society. Each course is an integrated and comparative study of at least three of the following: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, and European Americans.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Examine interactions and interconnections across cultures.

Degree Options & Requirements:

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