Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Arts and Humanities - Not for Transfer (AA)

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This degree provides an opportunity for students who are not intending to transfer to a four-year university to earn on Associate of Arts Degree with an area of emphasis in Arts and Humanities. This degree is designed to provide an introductory foundation in the arts and humanities and to prepare students for life in the global community by developing a core of knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for personal and professional success. The curriculum emphasizes the study of cultural activities and artistic expressions of human beings. Students will develop an awareness of the ways in which people throughout the ages and in different cultures have expressed themselves and responded to the world around them in artistic and cultural creation. Students will also develop aesthetic understanding and an ability to make value judgments.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate human esthetic expression by applying knowledge of cultural and artistic differences.
  • Relate the impact of artistic creation to the development of modern civilization.

Career Opportunities

Research Assistant, Studio Artist, Studio Craftsperson, Illustrator, Concept Artist, Museum Curator, Editor, Journalist, Photographer.

General Education and Subject Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)*
Required Major Courses (18 Units)18
Complete a minimum of 18 units with a "C" grade or better from the following courses. Courses used to fulfill the general education requirements listed above may be counted as part of this 18-unit minimum.
Criminal Justice Ethics *
Architectural Design 1 *
Visual Communication 1 *
Architecture History 1 *
Architecture History 2 *
Art Appreciation *
Art History/Ancient-Gothic *
Art History/Gothic-Modern *
Precol Art &Cult/Americas-Meso *
Precol Art&Cult/Americas-S.Ame *
Color and Design *
Advanced Color and Design *
Drawing Fundamentals *
Beginning Gallery Exhibition
Beg Amer Sign Lang *
Elem Amer Sign Lang *
Inter Amer Sign Lang *
Advanced Amer Sign Lang *
Ethics in Business & Industry *
Film Appreciation-American *
Film Apprec-International *
Intro to the Theatre *
Fundamentals of Acting 1 *
Fundamentals of Acting 2 *
Shakespeare *
Composition and Literature *
Chicano Literature *
Survey of British Lit 1 *
Survey of British Lit 2 *
African American Literature *
Women in Literature *
American Literature 1 *
American Literature 2 *
World Literature 1 *
World Literature 2 *
Shakespeare *
Black American Studies *
American Indian Studies *
Mexican-American Studies *
Asian American Studies *
World History to 1500 *
Introduction to Language *
Music Fundamentals *
Music Appreciation *
Music Appreciation/Jazz *
Music of the World *
History of Rock & Roll *
Floral Design *
Introductory Philosophy *
Ethics *
Comparative Religion *
Intro to the Old Testament *
Intro to the New Testament *
Beginning Portuguese *
Elementary Portuguese *
Beginning Spanish *
Elementary Spanish *
Intermediate Spanish *
Advanced Spanish *
Hispanic Literature *
SPAN 2 for Spanish Speakers *
Span 3 for Spanish Speakers *
Electives (17-20 Units)17-20
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units

Courses meet General Education requirements and 0-3 units may double count above in COS-GE.

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).