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Degree A8984
An emphasis in Humanities provides the student with an understanding of the interrelationship between art, religion, history, music, literature and the dramatic arts, and philosophical and political thought. This emphasis also strengthens the understanding of other cultures through the study of a foreign language.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

AA-T/AS-T degrees are designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Mt. San Antonio College ranks in the Top 10 in transferring students to UC, CSU, and private universities. Please visit Counseling Services for information on how to transfer, workshops, activities, events, and advising.

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  • Humanities Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Degree A8984
    An emphasis in Humanities provides the student with an understanding of the interrelationship between art, religion, history, music, literature and the dramatic arts, and philosophical and political thought. This emphasis also strengthens the understanding of other cultures through the study of a foreign language.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Complete the required core course and select one course from each of the five categories (List A through List E)18
    Required Core
    HUMA 1
    Humanities and the Human Experience
    or HUMA 1H
    Humanities and the Human Experience - Honors
    List A: Art History and Classics
    Classical Humanities
    AHIS 10
    A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
    AHIS 14
    Rome: The Ancient City
    AHIS 15
    Culture and Art of Pompeii
    Western Humanities
    AHIS 4
    History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic
    or AHIS 4H
    History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
    AHIS 5
    History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern
    or AHIS 5H
    History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
    AHIS 8
    History of Medieval Art and Architecture
    Global Humanities
    AHIS 9
    History of Asian Art and Architecture
    AHIS 11
    History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
    or AHIS 11H
    History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art - Honors
    AHIS 12
    History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
    or AHIS 12H
    History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
    Modern American Humanities
    AHIS 3
    History of Women and Gender in Art
    or AHIS 3H
    History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors
    AHIS 6
    History of Modern Art
    or AHIS 6H
    History of Modern Art - Honors
    AHIS 13
    World Art and Visual Culture
    List B: World Languages and History
    Classical and Western
    HIST 3
    World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern
    or HIST 3H
    World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors
    HIST 4
    World History: Early Modern to the Present
    or HIST 4H
    World History: Early Modern to the Present - Honors
    LATN 2
    Continuing Elementary Latin
    or LATN 2H
    Continuing Elementary Latin - Honors
    Global
    HIST 3
    World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern
    or HIST 3H
    World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors
    HIST 4
    World History: Early Modern to the Present
    or HIST 4H
    World History: Early Modern to the Present - Honors
    HIST 10
    History of Premodern Asia
    HIST 11
    History of Modern Asia
    HIST 19
    History of Mexico
    HIST 35
    History of Africa
    Language (Level 2 or higher)
    ARAB 2
    Continuing Elementary Arabic
    or CHIN 2
    Continuing Elementary Chinese
    or FRCH 2
    Continuing Elementary French
    or GERM 2
    Continuing Elementary German
    or ITAL 2
    Continuing Elementary Italian
    or JAPN 2
    Continuing Elementary Japanese
    or SPAN 2
    Continuing Elementary Spanish
    Modern American Humanities
    HIST 7
    History of the United States to 1877
    or HIST 7H
    History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
    HIST 8
    History of the United States from 1865
    or HIST 8H
    History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
    HIST 16
    The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890
    HIST 30
    History of the African American 1619-1877
    HIST 31
    History of the African American
    HIST 36
    Women in American History
    HIST 39
    California History
    HIST 40
    History of the Mexican American
    HIST 44
    History of Native Americans
    List C: Literature, Drama, and Film
    Classical Humanities
    LIT 36
    Introduction to Mythology
    LIT 46
    The Bible As Literature: Old Testament
    LIT 47
    The Bible As Literature: New Testament
    Western Humanities
    LIT 6A
    Survey of English Literature
    LIT 6B
    Survey of English Literature
    LIT 10
    Survey of Shakespeare
    THTR 10
    History of Theater Arts
    Global Humanities
    LIT 11A
    World Literature to 1650
    LIT 11B
    World Literature from 1650
    FRCH 60
    French Culture Through Cinema
    ITAL 60
    Italian Culture Through Cinema
    Modern American Humanities
    LIT 1
    Early American Literature
    LIT 2
    Modern American Literature
    LIT 3
    Multicultural American Literature
    LIT 14
    Introduction to Modern Poetry
    LIT 15
    Introduction to Cinema
    LIT 20
    African American Literature
    LIT 25
    Contemporary Mexican American Literature
    List D: Music and Dance
    Western Humanities
    MUS 13
    Introduction to Music Appreciation
    or MUS 13H
    Introduction to Music Appreciation - Honors
    DN-T 20
    History and Appreciation of Dance
    Global Humanities
    MUS 14A
    World Music
    Modern American Humanities
    MUS 12
    History of Jazz
    MUS 14B
    American Folk Music
    MUS 15
    Rock Music History and Appreciation
    or MUS 15H
    Rock Music History and Appreciation - Honors
    List E: Philosophy and Religion
    Classical Humanities
    PHIL 20A
    History of Ancient Philosophy
    or PHIL 20AH
    History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors
    Western Humanities
    PHIL 20A
    History of Ancient Philosophy
    or PHIL 20AH
    History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors
    PHIL 20B
    History of Modern Philosophy
    or PHIL 20BH
    History of Modern Philosophy - Honors
    Global Humanities
    PHIL 5
    Introduction to Philosophy
    or PHIL 5H
    Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
    PHIL 15
    Major World Religions
    or PHIL 15H
    Major World Religions - Honors
    PHIL 12
    Introduction to Ethics
    or PHIL 12H
    Introduction to Ethics - Honors
    Modern America Humanities
    PHIL 20B
    History of Modern Philosophy
    or PHIL 20BH
    History of Modern Philosophy - Honors
    Total Units18

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