A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts

This degree is designed for transfer students pursuing an area of study requiring only introductory lower-division major preparation courses within a broader liberal arts breadth pattern and transferring to a California State University (CSU),

University of California (UC). Students seeking to transfer to a CSU or UC are strongly advised to visit assist.org and to contact an advisor at their destination university to ensure to ensure that their chosen pattern of coursework will satisfy the major and admissions requirements.

A minimum of 60.0 transferable semester units must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in all area-of-emphasis applicable units.

To earn a Liberal Arts A.A.Degree:

  1. Complete Major Core Requirements and Major Electives, as outlined.
  2. Complete one of the following General Education (GE) patterns; FRC GE, CSU Breadth or IGETC.
  3. Complete electives so that major units, plus GE units, plus elective units total sixty (60) units or higher.

Choose a single area of emphasis: Arts and Humanities, or Social and Behavioral Sciences

Arts and Humanities

The humanities include, but are not limited to, history; literature; philosophy and ethics; foreign languages and cultures; linguistics; jurisprudence or philosophy of law; archaeology; comparative religion; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences (anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, government, and economics) that use historical and interpretive rather than quantitative methods. The humanities enable us to reflect upon our lives and ask fundamental questions of value, purpose, and meaning in a rigorous and systematic way.

 

 
Choose two courses from the following list (6 units total)
ART 172 World Art to 1500 3 units
ART 174 World Art History Since 1500  3 units
HIST 111 World History to 1500  3 units
HIST 112 World History Since 1500  3 units
HUMN 110 Introduction to Humanities I  3 units
HUMN 112 Introduction to Humanities II  3 units
Elective Requirements (select 12 units from below)
ART/HUMN 100 Art Appreciation  3 units
ART 107 Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 109 Three-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 116 Drawing I 3 units
ART 122 Painting I 3 units
ART 150 Beginning Photography 3 units
ART 172 World Art to 1500 3 units
ART 174 World Art History Since 1500  3 units
ENGL/HUMN 128 Film Appreciation  3 units
ENGL 180 Nature Writing in America  3 units
ENGL 228 Novel and Film  3 units
ENGL 245 Contemporary Literature  3 units
ENGL 246 Women’s Literature  3 units
ENGL 252 American Literature I  3 units
ENGL 254 American Literature II  3 units
ENGL 256 Survey of English Literature I  3 units
ENGL 257 Survey of English Literature II  3 units
ENGL 277 Introduction to Shakespeare  3 units
HIST 111 World History to 1500 3 units
HIST 112 World History Since 1500  3 units
HUMN/MUS 101 Music Appreciation  3 units
HUMN 110 Introduction to Humanities I  3 units
HUMN 112 Introduction to Humanities II  3 units
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy  3 units
PHIL 103 Comparative Religions  3 units
THEA 105 Introduction to Acting  3 units
THEA 106 Advanced Acting  3 units
Total Major Requirements 18 units
 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

Social sciences refer to any discipline or branch of science that deals with the social and cultural aspects of human behavior. The social sciences generally include Economics, Political Science, Sociology, and may include Cultural Anthropology, Geography, Psychology, and Social Psychology. This area of emphasis is designed to give students a broad foundation in the related fields of the social and behavioral sciences, and prepare students to think critically, analyze evidence effectively, and understand the different approaches of the various disciplines that examine people as members of society and how societies and social groups operate.

 
Choose 18 units from the following courses, including at least 6 units in one discipline
ADMJ 102 Introduction to the Administration of Justice 3 units
ADMJ/PSY 152 Psycho Pathology of Serial Killers and Mass Murderers 3 units
ADMJ 203 Introduction to Multiculturalism 3 units
ANTH 100 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 103 Magic, Witchcraft & Religion 3 units
ANTH 106 Introduction to Prehistory & Archaeology 3 units
ANTH 120 Physical Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 120L Physical Anthropology Lab  1 unit
BUS 106 Principles of Economics – Macro 3 units
BUS 108 Principles of Economics – Micro 3 units
ECE 153 Child, Family, Community 3 units
ECE 162 Child Growth and Development 3 units
ENVR/POL 180 Environmental Policy 3 units
GEOG 104 Cultural Geography 3 units
HIST 108 US to 1877 3 units
HIST 110 US Since 1877 3 units
HIST 111 World History to 1500 3 units
HIST 112 World History Since 1500 3 units
HIST 120 History of American Women  3 units
HIST 130 Native American History 3 units
HIST 140 California History 3 units
MATH 202 Elementary Statistics  3 units
POL 101 American Government & Politics 3 units
POL 130 International Relations 3 units
POL/SOC 140 Introduction to Race & Ethnicity 3 units
POL 150 Introduction to Political Science 3 units
POL/SOC 160 Globalization 3 units
PSY 102 Introductory Psychology 3 units
PSY 160 Human Growth and Development 3 units
SOC 100 Sex, Gender, and Society 3 units
SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOC 110 Introduction to Marriage & the Family 3 units
SOC 150 Social Trends & Problems  3 units
Total Major Requirements 18 units