Counseling - Arts & Humanities - AA

Counseling - Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities

The Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Arts and Humanities provides students the opportunity to cultivate intellect, imagination, sensibility and sensitivity. Students will respond subjectively as well as objectively to aesthetic experiences and will develop an understanding of the integrity of both emotional and intellectual responses. Students will also refine their affective, cognitive, and physical faculties through studying great works of the human imagination. Critical thinking skills and self-understanding through these courses provide a framework for lifelong study in the arts and humanities areas and offers students a breadth of knowledge that could be focused into single discipline degrees as well as applied to an interdisciplinary degree.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Students will explain or demonstrate the connections between language, communication, and culture.
  • Students will create, critique or analyze key elements of artistic expression by individuals or cultures.
  • Students will interpret art forms and analyze humanistic texts in their historical and social contexts.
 

To earn this degree, students must meet the following requirements: 
a. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0. 
b. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better. 
c. Completion of the Associate in Science graduation requirements.

Core Curriculum Courses (Required): 

Select a minimum of 18 units from the approved CSU GE-B Area C. Include courses from at least two different disciplines. These courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, and humanistic activities as well as 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.

Required Units for the Major

  Units
Required unts for the major 18.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
 
Total required units 60.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities

The program is intended for students who are considering transfer, but have not decided on a major; students who are required to complete a degree for job promotion; or students who may wish to further their education and are considering a major that is interdisciplinary in focus.

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