Humanities

Associate Degrees

A.A. in American Studies

American Studies is the study of American culture, which includes an exploration of the arts, ideas, skills and institutions in US society.

Highlights include:

  • A broad foundation for a variety of career or transfer opportunities in the study of culture
  • Professional, student-centered, diverse and innovative staff committed to providing the best possible American Studies education
  • A diverse set of course offerings which allows students to select based on their interests

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
HUM 332 American Humanities 3
SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States 3
HIST 310 History of the United States (3) 3
   or HIST 311 History of the United States (3)
   or HIST 314 Recent United States History (3)
   or HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
   or HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
   or HIST 331 Women in American History (3)
A minimum of 12 units from the following: 12
ANTH 334 Native Peoples of North America (3)
ARTH 325 Native American Art History (3)
BUS 345 Law and Society (3)
DANCE 351 Urban Hip Hop I (1)
   or DANCE 310 Jazz Dance I (1)
DEAF 351 Introduction to American Deaf Culture (3)
ENGLT 336 Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature (3)
   or ENGLT 330 African American Literature (3)
   or ENGLT 321 American Literature II (3)
   or ENGLT 320 American Literature I (3)
ETHNS 300 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
   or ETHNS 320 The African American Experience (3)
   or ETHNS 330 The Asian American Experience in America (3)
   or ETHNS 340 Chicanos/Mexican Americans in the U.S. (3)
   or ETHNS 344 The Latino Experience in America (3)
HUM 339 African American Humanities (3)
MUFHL 315 Jazz History (3)
   or MUFHL 308 Introduction to Music: Rock & Roll (3)
POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States (3)
   or POLS 481 Introduction to Government: United States - Honors (3)
SPAN 427 Introduction to Spanish American Literature (3)
TA 306 Diversity in American Drama (1960 to Present) (3)
Total Units: 21

The American Studies Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: Synthesize multiple disciplines focusing on U.S. society, such as history, art appreciation, music appreciation, and philosophy to achieve cultural literacy.
  • PSLO 2: Practice college level critical thinking and writing in the interdisciplinary courses within the American Studies major.
  • PSLO 3: Evaluate cross-cultural links between multiple disciplines focusing on U.S. society, with an emphasis on commonalities of cultural expression between different subcultures in the U.S.
  • PSLO 4: Develop a foundation for cultural pluralism, a rejection of previous personal prejudices, and knowledge of and comfort with others unlike themselves.

Career Information

Research; Archivist; Education; Historian; Law; Politics Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.


A.A. in Humanities

Humanities is the study of culture. This CRC major is intended for students who wish a general background in the areas of humanities or social science at the community college level. Several options are offered in specific interest areas but all are intended to give the student an interdisciplinary foundation for further study or an overview of the area chosen. Students who also wish to transfer to a four-year college should plan their programs to meet general education and lower division major requirements. All students are encouraged to consult with a counselor.

Highlights include:

  • A valuable foundation for a variety of career or transfer opportunities
  • Diversified and talented faculty
  • Overview of theoretical and cultural principles

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
HUM 300 Classical Humanities 3
HUM 310 Modern Humanities 3
HUM 320 Asian Humanities 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
HUM 301 Introduction to the Humanities (3)
HUM 324 Global Islam: Culture and Civilization (3)
HUM 331 Latin American Humanities (3)
HUM 332 American Humanities (3)
HUM 339 African American Humanities (3)
HUM 370 Women and the Creative Imagination (3)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
ARTH 300 Introduction to Art (3)
ENGCW 400 Creative Writing (3)
ENGLT 310 English Literature I (3)
ENGLT 311 English Literature II (3)
ENGLT 320 American Literature I (3)
ENGLT 321 American Literature II (3)
ENGLT 330 African American Literature (3)
ENGLT 340 World Literature I (3)
ENGLT 341 World Literature II (3)
MUFHL 300 Introduction to Music (3)
MUFHL 310 Survey of Music History and Literature (Greek Antiquity to 1750) (3)
MUFHL 311 Survey of Music History and Literature (1750 to the present) (3)
PHIL 300 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHIL 310 Introduction to Ethics (3)
PHIL 320 Logic and Critical Reasoning (3)
TA 300 Introduction to the Theatre (3)
Total Units: 21

The Humanities Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: Synthesize multiple disciplines such as history, art appreciation, music appreciation, and philosophy to achieve cultural literacy.
  • PSLO 2: Use the interdisciplinary nature of Humanities courses to facilitate college level proficiency in critical thinking and writing.
  • PSLO 3: Evaluate cross-cultural links between multiple Humanities disciplines, emphasizing commonalities of human expression between different cultures and shared ideas about the human experience.
  • PSLO 4: Develop a greater understanding and tolerance of cultures other than the student's own by exposing the student to artistic materials not from their own culture or time period.

Career Information

Archivist; Librarian; Research; Teacher; Law; Administrator; Attorney; Historian; Foreign Service Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.