Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Arts and Humanities (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 an 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.

College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)*
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.
AJ 123Criminal Justice Ethics *3
ARCH 010Architectural Design 1 *4
ARCH 020Visual Communication 1 *3
ARCH 070Architecture History 1 *3
ARCH 071Architecture History 2 *3
ART 001Art Appreciation *3
ART 002Art History/Ancient-Gothic *3
ART 003Art History/Gothic-Modern *3
ART 004Art of Ancient America: Mesoamerica *3
ART 005Precolumbian Art & Culture/Americas-South America *3
ART 006Color and Design *3
ART 007Advanced Color and Design *3
ART 008Drawing Fundamentals *3
ART 111Beginning Gallery Exhibition3
ASL 001American Sign Language 1 *4
ASL 002American Sign Language 2 *3
ASL 003American Sign Language 3 *3
ASL 004American Sign Language 4 *3
BUS 185Ethics in Business and Industry *3
CINA 031Film Appreciation-American *3
CINA 032Film Appreciation-International *3
DRAM 001Introduction to the Theatre *3
DRAM 002Fundamentals of Acting 1 *4
DRAM 003Fundamentals of Acting 2 *3
DRAM 006Shakespeare *3
ENGL 004Composition and Literature *3
ENGL 010Chicano Literature *3
ENGL 015Survey of British Literature 1 *3
ENGL 016Survey of British Literature 2 *3
ENGL 018African American Literature *3
ENGL 019Women in Literature *3
ENGL 030American Literature 1 *3
ENGL 031American Literature 2 *3
ENGL 044World Literature 1 *3
ENGL 045World Literature 2 *3
ENGL 046Shakespeare *3
ETHN 001Black American Studies *3
ETHN 002American Indian Studies *3
ETHN 003Chicana and Chicano Studies *3
ETHN 004Asian American Studies *3
HIST 025World History to 1500 *3
LING 111Introduction to Language *3
MUS 001Music Fundamentals *3
MUS 010Music Appreciation *3
MUS 011Music Appreciation/Jazz *3
MUS 013Music of the World *3
MUS 014History of Rock and Roll *3
OH 111Floral Design *3
PHIL 001Introductory Philosophy *3
PHIL 005Ethics *3
PHIL 012Comparative Religion *3
PORT 001Beginning Portuguese *4
PORT 002Elementary Portuguese *4
SPAN 001Beginning Spanish *4
SPAN 002Elementary Spanish *4
SPAN 003Intermediate Spanish *4
SPAN 004Advanced Spanish *4
SPAN 012Hispanic Literature *3
SPAN 022SPAN 2 for Spanish Speakers *4
SPAN 023Span 3 for Spanish Speakers *4
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units

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).