Degrees - Liberal Arts

American Studies - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis

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This interdisciplinary major is designed to provide students with an integrated understanding of American society, history, and culture. Students may select designated courses within the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts disciplines. More than 300 colleges and universities in the United States offer American Studies programs. They approach American culture from many directions but have in common the desire to view America as a whole rather than from the perspective of a single discipline. Students who have graduated from four-year universities with American Studies degrees have gone on to work as lawyers, librarians, business leaders, writers, archivists, researchers, teachers, and politicians.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply perspectives from a variety of disciplines to develop an understanding of American culture, past and present, and its impact upon both the peoples of the United States and those outside its borders.
  • Critically evaluate historical sources, literature, art, film, music, or other types of cultural expressions in terms of their relevance to the American experience.
  • Requirements for the Degree

    All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

    Select a minimum of 18 units from at least 5 different disciplines.

    • ART C102
    • GERO C140
    • HIST C121, C122, C150, C155, C170, C175
    • HUM C135
    • ENGL C145, C150, C155
    • MCOM C100
    • MUS C139, C143
    • PHIL C120
    • PSCI C101, C180
    • PSYC C116, C170
    • SOC C110, C120
    • CMST C100, C101, C110
    Course Group Units
    Subtotal for Area of Emphasis at least 18.0
    Total for Degree 60.0

    Arts and Humanities - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis

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    The Arts and Humanities courses introduce the student to diverse aspects of human life in world cultures. Students will examine the ways that art and culture have influenced history and the ways those decisions affect the way we interact with other people in our everyday lives.

    PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

    • 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.

    Requirements for the Degree

    All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

    Select at least 18 units from the following courses:

    Some university majors within the Arts and Humanities include Art, English, Interior Design, Foreign Languages, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theater Arts.

    • ART C100, C101, C102, C103, C104, C105, C109, C110, C110A , C110B, C120, C120A, C120B, C121, C122, C122A, C122B, C127, C129, C130, C135, C136, C137, C150, C150A, C150B, C151, C205, C214, C221, C222, C222A, C222B, C224, C224A, C224B, C228, C229, C230, C231, C232, C242, C250A, C250B, C261, C262, C263, C265
    • MUS C100, C103, C130, C131, C139, C143
    • ENGL C111, C140, C143, C144, C145, C146, C150, C155, C181, C270, C275, C296, C297
    • International Languages (any international language) Maximum of 10 units in one language: C144, C160, C160A, C160B, C165, C165A, C165B, C180, C180A, C180B, C185, C260, C280, C280A, C280B, C285, C285A, C285B
    • HIST C121, C132, C135, C155, C161, C162, C170, C175, C180, C185
    • HUM C100, C110, C135
    • PHIL C100, C113, C120
    • SIGN C185
    • THEA C100, C101, C106, C107
    Course Group Units
    Subtotal for Area of Emphasis at least 18.0
    Total for Degree 60.0

    Communications - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis

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    Courses in this Area of Emphasis prepare students with skills that are in high demand in business, industry, non-profit organizations and government service. Students develop an understanding of communication principles that are utilized to interpret, create, evaluate and deliver messages effectively.

    Some University majors within the Communications Area of Emphasis include: English, Journalism, Media Communication, Speech, Public Relations, and Theater Arts.

    PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

    • Use written and oral tools to analyze and improve communication in personal, academic, public, and professional interactions.
    • Effectively deliver oral presentations in a range of settings to diverse audiences.
    • Construct written messages for various purposes to diverse audiences.
    • Observe, evaluate, and competently exercise interpersonal communication skills.

    Requirements for the Degree

    All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

    Select at least 18 units from the following courses.

    • Business Computing C171
    • English C100, C102, C133, C135, C136
    • Mass Communications C100, C140, C150
    • Philosophy C115
    • American Sign Language C185
    • Communication Studies C100, C101, C110
    Course Group Units
    Subtotal for Area of Emphasis at least 18.0
    Total for Degree 60.0

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    Physical Education and Health - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis

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    Courses within the Physical Education and Health area provide a background in the study and practice of recreational activities, physical fitness, healthy lifestyle issues, and sports.

    Some university majors within this area include Foods and Nutrition, Health, Kinesiology, and Physical Education.

    PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

    • Apply major theories and concepts of health, nutrition and fitness to improve one's overall wellness and to guide others to make healthy lifestyle choices.
    • Direct, practice and organize sports and recreation activities.

    Requirements for the Degree

    All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

    Select at least 18 units from the following courses; a minimum of 9 units must be in non-activity courses such as Health Education, Foods and Nutrition, or Exercise Physiology.

    Non-activity and Exercise Physiology courses:

    • FN C170, C175
    • HLTH C100, C175
    • PE C189, C190, C190L
    Course Group Units
    Subtotal Non-activity Courses 9.0

    Activity Courses:

    • PE C102, C115, C116, C118A, C118B, C119A, C119B, C121A, C121B, C126A, C126B, C169A, C169B
    • OR any Physical Education activity course numbered C100 or above
    Course Group Units
    Subtotal Activity Courses 9.0
    Subtotal for Area of Emphasis 18.0
    Total for Degree 60.0

    Science and Math - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis

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    Courses in the Science and Math area develop an understanding of mathematical and scientific methods and knowledge. Continuing study in science and math will prepare students for a wide range of careers in technology, the health field, education, research, engineering, and business.

    Some university majors within Science and Math include: Accounting, Astronomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Marketing, Math, Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physics, and Veterinary Medicine.

    PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

    • Design and apply the process of science to address a hypothesis.
    • Find, select, evaluate, and communicate scientific information present in primary research literature, mass media, online, or other sources.
    • Adequately explain thinking and mathematical processes, and justify mathematical solutions effectively and accurately.

    Requirements for the Degree

    All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

    Select at least 18 units from the following courses. At least one course should be a science course and at least one should be a math course.

    • ANTH C185
    • ASTR C100, C100L, C102, C103, C104
    • BIOL C100, C101, C105, C120, C210, C220, C225, C283
    • CHEM C100, C105, C110, C130, C180, C180L, C185, C185L, C220, C220L, C225, C225L
    • ECOL C100
    • GEOL C105, C105L, C115
    • MRSC C100, C100L, C105
    • MATH C100, C103, C104, C106, C115, C120, C140, C150, C160, C170, C180, C185, C280, C285
    • PHYS C110, C110L, C120, C125, C185, C280, C285
    Course Group Units
    Subtotal for Area of Emphasis at least 18.0
    Total for Degree 60.0

    Social and Behavioral Sciences - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis

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    Courses in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area focus on understanding human behavior within social, political, cultural, and historical contexts.

    Some university majors within the Social and Behavioral Sciences include Anthropology, Archaeology, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology.

    PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

    • Utilize methods and theories from the social and behavioral sciences to collect, interpret, and apply quantitative and qualitative evidence regarding the human experience as an individual and in the context of the larger society.
    • Employ methods and theories from different disciplines to analyze social and behavioral problems, policies related to these problems, and how they both change over time.

    Requirements for the Degree

    All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

    Select at least 18 units from the following courses:

    • ANTH C100, C120, C150
    • ECON C110, C170, C175
    • GEOG C100, C180, C185
    • HIST C115, C121, C122, C124, C125, C128, C132, C135, C146, C150, C155, C161, C162, C170, C175, C180, C185
    • MCOM C100
    • PSCI C101, C140, C180, C185
    • PSYC C100, C116, C118, C165, C170, C250, C255, C260, C280
    • SOC C100, C110, C120, C130, C185
    Course Group Units
    Subtotal for Area of Emphasis at least 18.0
    Total for Degree 60.0

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