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These courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. With careful planning, the Humanities emphasis will satisfy the lower division major courses to transfer to a university and earn a Bachelor’s degree in the various fields of Humanities. Students must meet with a counselor to ensure completion of required coursework for chosen major and specific college/university.

Program Overview

Associate Degree in Humanities can be completed within two (2) years

Some positions, however, require a four-year degree for which LCC’s program is a good base for transfer


Associate in Arts Degree University Studies: Emphasis in Humanities

Two-Year Advising Plans

​​​Degree Type ​Degree Name
​Associate in Arts Humanities-AA-US 

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Degrees and Certificates

Total Units for the Associate in Arts Degree: 60 Units
Required Core Courses: 18 Units
Select 18 units from the following: 

ART-6  Survey of Art History, Prehistoric to Renaissance3
ART-7 Survey of Art History, Renaissance Through Contemporary3
ART-8 Art Appreciation3
ENGL-2  Introduction to Literary Types3
ENGL-3  British Literature I3
ENGL-5 Survey of World Literature II3
ENGL-12  Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL-22  Creative Writing3
ENGL-33  Studies in Fiction3
FILM-1  History of the Cinema3
HIST-14  World History, Beginning to 15003
HIST-15  World History, 1500 to Present3
HUM 1  Western Civilization: Prehistoric to 16003
HUM 2  Western Civilization: 1600 to Present3
MUS 6  Music History from Antiquity to 17503
MUS 7 Music History from 1750 to Modern Era3
MUS 12 Music Appreciation3
PHIL 10  Comparative World Religions3

Completion of either the CSU General Education or
IGETC Option
Remaining Units to total 60 Units may be selected from
courses numbered 1-49

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Associate in Arts Degree University Studies: Emphasis in Humanities, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural, literary, humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings.
2. Identify, recognize, define and describe various important works, creators, schools, styles and events in art, literature, philosophy and history from a variety of cultures and relate how they are relevant to the present.

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