Interdisciplinary Studies: Emphasis in Arts and Human Expression Associate in Arts Degree


Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis in Arts and Human Expression: 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. This emphasis includes lower division coursework that prepares students for majors in fine arts, foreign languages, literature, and philosophy.

Select 18 units, including two or more disciplines, from the following list:18
Fundamentals of Art3
ART 110 F
ART 112 F
ART 113 F
or ART 113HF
ART 114 F
ART 115 F
ART 116 F
ART 117 F
Color Theory3
Basic Design3
Three-Dimensional Design3
Ceramics - Beginning Handbuilding (formerly ART 150AF)3
Ceramics - Beginning Throwing3
Fundamentals of Sculpture3
Beginning Jewelry Fabrication3
Drawing for Non-Art Majors2
Basic Drawing3
Expressive Drawing3
Beginning Life Drawing3
Beginning Watercolor Painting3
Beginning Painting3
Life Painting3
ART 211 F
ART 212 F
ART 213 F
Public Speaking for Business4
Introduction to Liberal Studies3
Public Speaking3
Interpersonal Communication3
Small Group Communication3
Essentials of Argumentation3
Media Aesthetics3
American Cinema to the 1960s3
World Cinema to 19453
World Cinema 1946 to Present3
Contemporary American Cinema (formerly Contemporary Cinema)3
Dance Appreciation3
Dance History3
Dance Appreciation - A Classical Ballet Retrospective3
Multicultural Dance in the U.S. Today3
Introduction to Literature3
Honors Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Creative Writing3
Introduction to Dramatic Literature3
Introduction to Poetry3
The Short Story3
Introduction to Film Studies3
Introduction to Language Structure and Use3
British Literature to 18003
Honors British Literature to 1800
British Literature since 18003
Honors British Literature since 1800
American Literature to the Civil War3
Honors American Literature to the Civil War
American Literature from the Civil War to the Present3
Honors American Literature from the Civil War to the Present
World Literature through the Early Modern Period3
Honors World Literature through the Early Modern Period
World Literature since the Early Modern Period3
Honors World Literature since the Early Modern Period
Introduction to Shakespeare3
Honors Introduction to Shakespeare
Survey of Children's Literature3
Survey of Young Adult Literature3
Folklore and Mythology3
Honors Folklore and Mythology
The Bible as Literature3
The Novel3
Science Fiction3
Survey of Chicano/a Literature3
Survey of Native American Literature3
Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry3
Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction3
African-American History I3
American Indian History (formerly History of the Native Americans)3
Asian Pacific Islander American History3
Fashion History - The Evolution of Dress, Culture and Style (formerly Fashion History of Costume)3
Ethnic Costume3
Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization I)3
Honors Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)
Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)3
Honors Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors Western Civilization II)
World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I)3
Honors World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations I)
World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly World Civilizations II)3
Honors World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations II)
Survey of United States History (formerly Survey of American History)3
Ancient Egypt3
Introduction to the Middle East3
Honors Introduction to the Middle East
History of the United States to 1877 (formerly History of the United States I)3
Honors History of the United States to 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States I)
History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly History of the United States II)3
Honors History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States II)
Women in United States History3
History of Architecture and Furnishings I (formerly History of Architecture I)3
Music Fundamentals3
Introduction to College Music Theory3
Music Theory I (formerly Harmony)3
Electronic Music I: Beginning Music Production3
Jazz History - An Appreciation3
Music Appreciation3
Introduction to Opera3
History of Rock Music3
Survey of Music History3
Introduction to Philosophy3
Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Religious Studies3
World Religions3
Honors World Religions
Social and Political Philosophy3
Introduction to Ethics3
Women's Issues in Philosophy3
Introduction to Christianity3
History of Philosophy - Ancient and Medieval3
History of Philosophy - Modern and Contemporary3
Introduction to Judaism3
The Holocaust (formerly PHIL 198AF)3
The Religion of Islam3
Introduction to Asian Religions3
Introduction to Photography3
Introduction to Photography from Analog to Digital3
Introduction to the Theatre3
Introduction to Theatre Appreciation3
Musical Theatre History3
Beginning Principles of Playwriting3
Modern Dramatic Literature3
Oral Interpretation3
Introduction to Sound Technology3
Sound Reinforcement Techniques2
Sound Design for the Theatre2
Elementary Chinese - Mandarin I5
Elementary Chinese - Mandarin II5
Intermediate Chinese - Mandarin III4
Intermediate Chinese - Mandarin IV4
Elementary French I5
Elementary French II5
Intermediate French III4
Intermediate French IV4
Elementary German I5
Elementary German II5
Intermediate German III4
Intermediate German IV4
Elementary Italian I5
Elementary Italian II5
Intermediate Italian III4
Intermediate Italian IV4
Elementary Japanese I5
Elementary Japanese II5
Intermediate Japanese III4
Intermediate Japanese IV4
Elementary Portuguese I5
Elementary Portuguese II5
Elementary Spanish I5
Honors Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II5
Honors Elementary Spanish II
Spanish for the Spanish Speaker5
Intermediate Spanish III4
Intermediate Spanish IV4
Introduction to Spanish Literature3
Introduction to Latin American Literature3
Children's Literature/Spanish3
Total Units18

Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication and critical thinking skills to articulate ideas to others, by incorporating knowledge of aesthetic worth to formulate value judgments.

Outcome 2: Students will apply analytical skills to evaluate and explain how artistic and cultural creations, reflect certain historical and contemporary cultural perspectives.