Liberal Arts AA Degree with Emphasis in Arts, Humanities, and Communication Studies

These courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students will evaluate and interpret the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation. Students will also learn to value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments.

Course Code Title Units
Required Courses
Select one of the following:37-39
Counselor Approval Required: COD General Education Pattern must include a transferable Math/Quantitative Reasoning Course. This option is not appropriate for transfer to all colleges or universities.
Area of Emphasis18
(18 units required from courses listed below with at least 2 or more courses from 1 discipline)
ARCH 014History of Architecture I 13
ART 003ABasic Design & Color 13
ARTH 033History of Photography3
ARTH 002AHistory of Art I: Prehistoric to Medieval3
ARTH 002BHistory of Art II: Renaissance to Contemporary3
ARTH 002CHistory of Modern Art3
ARTH 010Understanding Art3
ARTH 012AArts of Asia3
ARTH 012BArts of Africa, Oceania, & Indigenous North America3
ARTH 012CArts of Latin America3
ASL 001Elementary American Sign Language I 15
ASL 002Elementary American Sign Language II 15
ASL 003Intermediate American Sign Language I 14
ASL 004Intermediate American Sign Language II 14
COMM 001Introduction to Public Speaking 13
COMM 005Survey of Human Communication 13
COMM 009Intro to Interpersonal Communication 13
COMM 013Small Group Communication 13
COMM 017Intercultural Communication 13
COMM 021Introduction to Persuasion 13
COMM 025Argumentation and Debate 13
DANC 010Introduction to Choreography 12
DANC 015History of Dance 13
ENG 001AEnglish Composition 14
ENG 002Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking through Literature 14
ENG 005AIntroduction to Creative Writing 13
ENG 005BAdvanced Creative Writing 13
ENG 010AAmerican Literature I 13
ENG 010BAmerican Literature II 13
ENG 011AEnglish Literature I 13
ENG 011BEnglish Literature II 13
ENG 012AGlobal Literature 1 13
ENG 012BWorld Literature II 13
ENG 014Shakespeare 13
ENG 015The Short Story 13
ENG 017Literature by Women 13
ENG 018Poetry CSI 13
ENG 021Intro Latin American/Chicano Literature 13
ENG 022Intro to African American Literature 13
ENG 024Native American Literature 13
ENG 025Introduction to the Novel 13
ENG 026LGBTQ+ Literature 13
ENG 035Myth and Legend3
ENG 036Children's Literature 13
FILM 001Introduction to Film3
FILM 021Contemporary World Film3
FILM 022American Film to the 1960s3
FILM 023Contemporary American Film3
FR 001Elementary French I 15
FR 002Elementary French II 15
FR 003Intermediate French I 14
FR 004Intermediate French II 14
GER 001Elementary German I 15
GER 002Elementary German II 15
HIST 003History of World Civilization I 13
HIST 004History of World Civilization II 13
HIST 005History of Western Civilization I 13
HIST 006History of Western Civilization II 13
HIST 017US History through Reconstruction 13
HIST 018US History from Reconstruction to Present 13
HIST 021California History 13
HIST 023Latin American History 13
HIST 050American Popular Culture 13
JPN 001Elementary Japanese I 15
JPN 002Elementary Japanese II 15
MC 001Introduction to Mass Media 13
MC 005Introduction to Public Relations3
MUS 005History of Rock 'n' Roll 13
MUS 006History of Film Music 13
MUS 007History of Musical Theatre 13
MUS 010Introduction to Music 13
MUS 011The History of Jazz 13
MUS 012Fundamentals of Music 13
PHIL 006Introduction to Philosophy 13
PHIL 007Ideas of the Great Philosophers 13
PHIL 010General Logic 13
PHIL 012Religions of the World 13
PHIL 013Perspectives on Death & Dying 13
PHIL 014Introduction to Ethics 13
PHIL 017Philosophy of Religion 13
PHIL 018Philosophy of Science 13
SOC 004Sociological Analysis& Critical Thinking 13
SPAN 001Elementary Spanish I 15
SPAN 002Elementary Spanish II 15
SPAN 003Intermediate Spanish I 14
SPAN 004Intermediate Spanish II 14
SPAN 020Hispanic/Latino Culture & Civilization 13
SPAN 021Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 15
SPAN 022Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 15
TA 001Introduction to Theatre 13
TA 002Acting I 13
TA 003Acting II 13
TA 004Script Analysis 13
TA 007History of Musical Theatre 13
(Courses selected can be used to also fulfill GE area, see a counselor for appropriate course selection; all courses transfer to CSU)
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Kinesiology Activities2

courses also transfer to UC