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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Humanities

The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Humanities degree provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to receive an education in the diverse field of humanities, including language, philosophy, religion, art, music, performance, and literature. Coursework in this program supports students in their development of a rigorous and interdisciplinary lens to investigate the artifacts of human experience including intellectual and creative expressions, as well as cultural ideas and values of the ancient and modern worlds. As such, students develop habits of mind, such as creative and critical thinking skills and intellectual curiosity, that position them well for careers in a diverse array of fields and support lifelong learning. Graduates from humanities programs pursue successful careers in education, law, creative and professional writing, marketing and international business, social media production and management, government, the nonprofit sector, arts administration, and the helping professions.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Interpret the artifacts of human experiences from an interdisciplinary perspective informed by humanities disciplines. (ASB230, ARB+++, ASL+++, ASM104, CHI+++, ENG200, ENG213, FRE+++, GER+++, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, ITA+++, JPN+++, LAT+++, SLC201, SLC202, SPA+++, ASB+++, AHU+++, AIS+++, AJS123, ARH+++, ART+++, CCS+++, COM+++, DAH+++, EDU/ENH/STO294, EDU/ENH291, ENH+++, FON143, GRK+++, GST202, HBR+++, HEB+++, HCR210, HIS+++, HUM190++, HUM202, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF206, HUM/WST209, HUM/THF210, HUM211++, HUM213, HUM214, HUM215, HUM216, HUM220, HUM225, HUM235, HUM245, HUM261, EDU/HUM/STO292, INT+++, MHL+++, NAV+++, PHI+++, PIM+++, POR+++, REL+++, RUS+++, SOC266, SPH+++, SSH111, STO295, SWU183, TEC+++, THE+++, THF+++, THP+++, WST+++, HUM101, HUM107, HUM108, HUM201, HUM250, HUM251, HUM260, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Compare artifacts of thought from a variety of perspectives in order to understand commonality and meaningful diversity in the human experience. (ASB230, ARB+++, ASL+++, ASM104, CHI+++, ENG200, ENG213, FRE+++, GER+++, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, ITA+++, JPN+++, LAT+++, SLC201, SLC202, SPA+++, ASB+++, AHU+++, AIS+++, AJS123, ARH+++, ART+++, CCS+++, COM+++, DAH+++, EDU/ENH/STO294, EDU/ENH291, ENH+++, FON143, GRK+++, GST202, HBR+++, HEB+++, HCR210, HIS+++, HUM190++, HUM202, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF206, HUM/WST209, HUM/THF210, HUM211++, HUM213, HUM214, HUM215, HUM216, HUM220, HUM225, HUM235, HUM245, HUM261, EDU/HUM/STO292, INT+++, MHL+++, NAV+++, PHI+++, PIM+++, POR+++, REL+++, RUS+++, SOC266, SPH+++, SSH111, STO295, SWU183, TEC+++, THE+++, THF+++, THP+++, WST+++, HUM101, HUM107, HUM108, HUM201, HUM250, HUM251, HUM260, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Develop the habits of mind fostered by engagement with the humanities such as intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and an openness to diverse perspectives. (ASB230, ARB+++, ASL+++, ASM104, BPC110, CHI+++, CIS105, CSC180, CSC180AA, CSC180AB, ENG200, ENG213, FRE+++, GER+++, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, ITA+++, JPN+++, LAT+++, SLC201, SLC202, SPA+++, ASB+++, AHU+++, AIS+++, AJS123, ARH+++, ART+++, CCS+++, COM+++, DAH+++, EDU/ENH/STO294, EDU/ENH291, ENH+++, FON143, GRK+++, GST202, HBR+++, HEB+++, HCR210, HIS+++, HUM190++, HUM202, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF206, HUM/WST209, HUM/THF210, HUM211++, HUM213, HUM214, HUM215, HUM216, HUM220, HUM225, HUM235, HUM245, HUM261, EDU/HUM/STO292, INT+++, MHL+++, NAV+++, PHI+++, PIM+++, POR+++, REL+++, RUS+++, SOC266, SPH+++, SSH111, STO295, SWU183, TEC+++, THE+++, THF+++, THP+++, WST+++, (COM), (CRE), [CS], [FYC], [HU], [L], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Identify individual, social, global, and environmental responsibility through engagement with the humanities disciplines. (ASB230, ARB+++, ASL+++, ASM104, CHI+++, ENG200, ENG213, FRE+++, GER+++, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, ITA+++, JPN+++, LAT+++, SLC201, SLC202, SPA+++, ASB+++, AHU+++, AIS+++, AJS123, ARH+++, ART+++, CCS+++, COM+++, DAH+++, EDU/ENH/STO294, EDU/ENH291, ENH+++, FON143, GRK+++, GST202, HBR+++, HEB+++, HCR210, HIS+++, HUM190++, HUM202, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF206, HUM/WST209, HUM/THF210, HUM211++, HUM213, HUM214, HUM215, HUM216, HUM220, HUM225, HUM235, HUM245, HUM261, EDU/HUM/STO292, INT+++, MHL+++, NAV+++, PHI+++, PIM+++, POR+++, REL+++, RUS+++, SOC266, SPH+++, SSH111, STO295, SWU183, TEC+++, THE+++, THF+++, THP+++, WST+++, HUM101, HUM107, HUM108, HUM201, HUM250, HUM251, HUM260, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Explain the relevance of the humanities to one`s personal and professional development. (ASB230, ARB+++, ASL+++, ASM104, BPC110, CHI+++, CIS105, CSC180, CSC180AA, CSC180AB, ENG200, ENG213, FRE+++, GER+++, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, ITA+++, JPN+++, LAT+++, SLC201, SLC202, SPA+++, ASB+++, AHU+++, AIS+++, AJS123, ARH+++, ART+++, CCS+++, COM+++, DAH+++, EDU/ENH/STO294, EDU/ENH291, ENH+++, FON143, GRK+++, GST202, HBR+++, HEB+++, HCR210, HIS+++, HUM190++, HUM202, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF206, HUM/WST209, HUM/THF210, HUM211++, HUM213, HUM214, HUM215, HUM216, HUM220, HUM225, HUM235, HUM245, HUM261, EDU/HUM/STO292, INT+++, MHL+++, NAV+++, PHI+++, PIM+++, POR+++, REL+++, RUS+++, SOC266, SPH+++, SSH111, STO295, SWU183, TEC+++, THE+++, THF+++, THP+++, WST+++, (COM), (CRE), [CS], [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Utilize cultural resources to support lifelong learning and engagement with the community. (ASB230, ARB+++, ASL+++, ASM104, CHI+++, ENG200, ENG213, FRE+++, GER+++, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, ITA+++, JPN+++, LAT+++, SLC201, SLC202, SPA+++, ASB+++, AHU+++, AIS+++, AJS123, ARH+++, ART+++, CCS+++, COM+++, DAH+++, EDU/ENH/STO294, EDU/ENH291, ENH+++, FON143, GRK+++, GST202, HBR+++, HEB+++, HCR210, HIS+++, HUM190++, HUM202, HUM/THF205, HUM/THF206, HUM/WST209, HUM/THF210, HUM211++, HUM213, HUM214, HUM215, HUM216, HUM220, HUM225, HUM235, HUM245, HUM261, EDU/HUM/STO292, INT+++, MHL+++, NAV+++, PHI+++, PIM+++, POR+++, REL+++, RUS+++, SOC266, SPH+++, SSH111, STO295, SWU183, TEC+++, THE+++, THF+++, THP+++, WST+++, HUM101, HUM107, HUM108, HUM201, HUM250, HUM251, HUM260, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Academic Plan: 
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Humanities (DEG)
Field of Interest: 
Culture and Society
Type: 
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
8143
Total credits required: 
60-64
Effective term: 
2021 Fall
Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
None.
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-40
Complete all courses in the transfer option that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. If your intended transfer institution is not listed, then select a combination of courses from the transfer options listed in order to meet the minimum credits required in the Restricted Electives section. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64).
Transfer Plan 1: Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts), Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Arts
Lower Division Concentration Courses
0-12 Credits
Students should refer to the BIS Concentration Checksheet (https://cisa.asu.edu/interdisciplinary-studies-concentrations) for their two subject areas to determine what if any courses fulfill their subject area requirements and Associate`s degree requirements.
See the Restricted Elective section for course selections.
0-25 Credits
Lower Division Electives should be completed once all other requirements have been met and only if needed to complete community college`s associate degree requirements.
See the Restricted Elective section for course selections.
Transfer Plan 2: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), International Letters and Cultures (Classics), Bachelor of Arts
LAT101Elementary Latin I4
LAT102Elementary Latin II4
ENG213Introduction to the Study of Language (3) OR
SLC201Introduction to Linguistics (3)3
ENG200Reading and Writing About Literature (3) OR
SLC202Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory (3)3
Students may optionally select to complete Latin at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent).
LAT201Intermediate Latin I0-4
LAT202Intermediate Latin II0-4
Transfer Plan 3: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), International Letters and Cultures (Classical Civilization), Bachelor of Arts
ENG213Introduction to the Study of Language (3) OR
SLC201Introduction to Linguistics (3)3
ENG200Reading and Writing About Literature (3) OR
SLC202Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory (3)3
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 4: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), International Letters and Cultures (Arabic Studies), Bachelor of Arts
ARB101Elementary Arabic I5
ARB102Elementary Arabic II5
ARB201Intermediate Arabic I5
ARB202Intermediate Arabic II5
ENG213Introduction to the Study of Language (3) OR
SLC201Introduction to Linguistics (3)3
ENG200Reading and Writing About Literature (3) OR
SLC202Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory (3)3
Transfer Plan 5: Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts), Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Arts
Lower division electives may be taken to complete associate degree requirements. Up to a maximum total number of 75 credits may be transferred to ASU for students on this pathway. Only a minimum of 60 is required to complete the AA.
See the Restricted Electives area for specific course selections to fulfill this requirement.
Transfer Plan 6: Northern Arizona University: Interdisciplinary Studies - Humanities, Bachelor of Arts
Select from either the Foreign Language Option or Science Requirement Option
Foreign Language Option
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
Science Requirement Option
Students should complete the following Science Requirement Credits
ASB230Principles of Archaeology3
ASM104Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution4
GPH111Introduction to Physical Geography Lecture (3) AND
GPH112Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (1) OR
GPH113Introduction to Physical Geography (4)4
Students should select three to four (3-4) credits from the following Computer Literacy Credits
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CSC180Computer Literacy3
CSC180AAComputer Literacy3
CSC180ABComputer Literacy4
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-9
Complete all courses in the transfer option that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. If your intended transfer institution is not listed, then select a combination of courses from the transfer options listed in order to meet the minimum credits required in the Restricted Electives section. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64).
Transfer Plan 1: Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts), Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Arts
Students must select 0-9 credits across the Humanities areas as identified below (from at least two different prefixes) not already taken in the Required Courses or AGEC area. Students are encouraged to talk to faculty and/or academic advisors for specific course selections within each area.
Transfer Plan 2: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), International Letters and Cultures (Classics), Bachelor of Arts
Students must select 0-9 credits across the Humanities areas as identified below (from at least two different prefixes) not already taken in the Required Courses or AGEC area. Students are encouraged to talk to faculty and/or academic advisors for specific course selections within each area.
Transfer Plan 3: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), International Letters and Cultures (Classical Civilization), Bachelor of Arts
Students must select 0-9 credits across the Humanities areas as identified below (from at least two different prefixes) not already taken in the Required Courses or AGEC area. Students are encouraged to talk to faculty and/or academic advisors for specific course selections within each area.
Transfer Plan 4: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), International Letters and Cultures (Arabic Studies), Bachelor of Arts
Students must select 0-3 credits across the Humanities areas as identified below (from at least two different prefixes) not already taken in the Required Courses or AGEC area. Students are encouraged to talk to faculty and/or academic advisors for specific course selections within each area.
Transfer Plan 5: Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts), Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Arts
Students must select 0-9 credits across the Humanities areas as identified below (from at least two different prefixes) not already taken in the Required Courses or AGEC area. Students are encouraged to talk to faculty and/or academic advisors for specific course selections within each area.
Transfer Plan 6: Northern Arizona University: Interdisciplinary Studies - Humanities, Bachelor of Arts
Students must select 0-9 credits across the Humanities areas as identified below (from at least two different prefixes) not already taken in the Required Courses or AGEC area. Students are encouraged to talk to faculty and/or academic advisors for specific course selections within each area.
Restricted Elective Course Selections
Anthropology:
Any ASB course with a [HU] designation.
Cultural Studies:
HUM225Introduction to Popular Culture3
HUM235Disability Studies3
HUM261Asian Ideas and Values3
Or any AHU, AIS, CCS, SPH, or WST course with a [HU] designation.
Dance:
Any DAH course with a [HU] designation.
Theatre and Film Studies:
ENH113Writers/Directors and Current Issues3
ENH140++Any topic Literature and Film course3
ENH253Contemporary Global Literature and Film3
ENH254Literature and Film3
ENH255Contemporary U.S. Literature and Film3
ENH256Shakespeare on Film3
HUM/THF205Introduction to Cinema3
HUM/THF206Introduction to Television Arts3
HUM/WST209Women and Films3
HUM/THF210Contemporary Cinema3
HUM211AAForeign Films: Classics3
HUM216The Films and Career of Alfred Hitchcock3
HUM213Hispanic Film3
HUM214African-Americans in Film3
HUM215Film Comedy3
HUM220Film and History3
SOC266Sociology Through Film3
Or any COM, THE, THF, THP with a [HU] designation.
History:
Any HIS course with a [HU] designation.
Language:
SLC201Introduction to Linguistics3
SLC202Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory3
Or any ARB, ASL, CHI, FRE, GER, GRK, HBR, HEB, ITA, JPN, LAT, NAV, PIM, POR, RUS, SPA with a [HU] designation.
Literature:
ENG200Reading and Writing About Literature3
ENG213Introduction to the Study of Language3
Or any ENH with a [HU] designation.
Music:
Any MHL with a [HU] designation.
Philosophy:
Any PHI course with a [HU] designation.
Religious Studies:
Or any REL course with a [HU] designation.
Visual Arts and Design:
HUM107Humanities Through the Arts3
Any ARH, ART, INT, or TEC course with a [HU] designation.
Interdisciplinary and Special Topics within the Humanities:
AFR/ASB/CCS202Ethnic Relations in the United States3
AJS123Ethics and the Administration of Justice3
EDU/ENH291Children`s Literature3
EDU/HUM/STO292The Art of Storytelling3
EDU/ENH/STO294Multicultural Folktales3
FON143Food and Culture3
GST202Games, Culture, and Aesthetics3
HCR210Clinical Health Care Ethics3
HUM101General Humanities3
HUM108Contemporary Humanities3
HUM190++Honors Forum1
HUM201Humanities: Universal Themes3
HUM202Humanities: Universal Themes3
HUM245Introduction to Holocaust Studies3
HUM260Intercultural Perspectives3
SSH111Sustainable Cities3
STO295Traditional Storytelling Around the World3
SWU183Introductory Ethics: A Social Service Perspective3
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 15-38
A single course with an [HU], [SB], [L], or [SG/SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). See the AGEC Matrix for course designations.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 3
HUM250Ideas and Values in the Humanities: Early Civilizations to the Renaissance3
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Higher level course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-6)3-6
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area. (3) OR
May be met by BPC110, CIS105, CSC180, CSC180AA or CSC180AB in Required Courses. (0)0-3
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 6
HUM101General Humanities (3) OR
HUM107Humanities Through the Arts (3) OR
HUM108Contemporary Humanities (3) OR
HUM201Humanities: Universal Themes (3) OR
HUM260Intercultural Perspectives (3)3
HUM251Ideas and Values in the Humanities: Renaissance to the Contemporary World3
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 0-6
Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area. (6) OR
May be met by ASB230, ASM104, ENG213, or SLC201 in Required Courses. (0)0-6
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 0-8
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area (4) OR
May be met by ASM104, (GPH111 and GPH112), OR GPH113 in Required Courses. (0)0-8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-3
These requirements may be shared with Core Requirements.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0
Met by HUM250 and HUM251.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
General Electives
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Students pursuing Transfer Plan 5: Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts), Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Arts may take up to 75 credits in total for transfer. Consult with the Program Director or an Academic Advisor.

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