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Humanities (HUM)

Degrees & Certificates

The following Humanities degrees and certificates are offered:

A.A. — Interdisciplinary Studies, Humanities

Required Program (units)
HUM 300    Classical Humanities (3) 
HUM 310    Modern Humanities (3)
PHIL 300    Introduction to Philosophy (3)
A minimum of 12 units from the following: 12
  ARTH 333    Introduction to Islamic Art (3)
    or ARTH    300 Introduction to Art (3)
  ENGLT 345    Mythologies of the World (3)
    or ENGLT    340 World Literature (3)
  HUM 332    American Humanities (3)
    or HUM    320 Asian Humanities (3)
  MUFHL 300    Introduction to Music (3)
  PHIL 352    Introduction to World Religions (3)
  TA 300    Introduction to the Theatre (3)
  TA 315    History of Film: 1950's to Present (3)
    or TA 314    History of Film: 1880's through 1950's (3)

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

Program Student Learnign Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
-  investigate the fundamental questions people have pondered over the past 2500 years.
-  evaluate philosophical problems in order to develop and defend a position.
-  examine the relationships among the "letters" (philosophical treatises and literary works) and "arts" (music, architecture, theater, and visual arts) during particular epochs of cultural development.
-  evaluate the artistic and cultural achievements of a particular period by comparing and contrasting them to the achievements of previous and subsequent periods.
-  support the development of community and cultural awareness by attending cultural events and evaluating their relevance.

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