Online Degrees & Certificates
AA in Humanities
The Humanities degree provides students with interdisciplinary perspectives on the existential questions of who we are as human beings, where we come from and where we are headed. This degree emphasizes the principles and concepts in interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving that will transfer across disciplines and enrich professional careers in areas as varied as lawyers, Public Relations managers, journalists, educators, systems analysts and Foreign Service employees.
A Humanities degree enables students to better see the interconnectedness of all areas of knowledge, develop a global perspective as a result of having studied the ideas and cultural products of cultures throughout the world, clarify one's values by comparing and contrasting them to what others have thought and deepen one's sources of wisdom by learning how others have dealt with failures, success, adversities and triumphs.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to synthesize critical, empathetic, creative, cooperative and independent thinking skills.
- Students will be able to demonstrate the ability, both orally and in writing, to analyze meaning within various modes of cultural production in relation to their political, economic, social, and religious context.
- Students will be able to formulate knowledge of the deep connection between and within the complexities of diverse historical periods and cultural traditions as a framework for a dynamic understanding of the contemporary world.
- Students will be able to develop the practice of thinking through moral and ethical problems and examining one's own assumptions.
- Students will be able to deepen sources of wisdom through a complex understanding of how others have dealt with failures, successes, adversities and triumphs.
- Students will be able to cultivate the capacity for personal, as well as social, change.
Associate Degree Requirements
Units required for Major: 28
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105, 108 or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking.
A minimum of 90 units is required to include
- Completion of one of the following general eduation patterns:
- Foothill General Education
- CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or
- the Intersegmental Genearl Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
- Core courses (16 units)
- Support courses (12 units)
- Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.
NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.
Please Note: Courses used to meet major requirements CANNOT be used to satisfy any general education requirements.
Online Courses for Humanities
The courses listed BELOW are offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see online Schedule of Classes for verification.
- For a complete listing of online courses offered during the current quarter, visit Online Course Information.
- If you need any additional degree information or confirmation, please contact the Counseling Division.
NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.
Core Courses (16 units)
|HUMN 1||Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Ancient World||4|
|HUMN 2||Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: Of Empires & Conflict||4|
|HUMN 3||World Myths in Literature Arts & Film||4|
|or HUMN 3H||Honors World Myths in Literature Arts & Film||4|
|HUMN 4||Trauma & the Arts||4|
|or HUMN 4H||Honors Trauma & the Arts||4|
|HUMN 5||Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Modern World||4|
|HUMN 6||The Shock of the New: The Contemporary World||4|
|HUMN 7||Global Religions: Contemporary Practices & Perspectives||4|
|or HUMN 7H||Honors Global Religions: Contemporary Practices & Perspectives||4|
|HUMN 8||Ex Machina: The Paradox of Being Human in the Digital Age||4|
|HUMN 9||Once Upon a Time? The Immortal Lure of Fairy Tales||4|
Support Courses (12 units)
Select at least 12 units within one of the following concentrations:
|ART 2E||A History of Women in Art||4.5|
|ART 2F||Introduction to Asian Art||4.5|
|ART 2J||American Art||4.5|
|ART 3||History of Modern Art from Post-Impressionism to the Present||4.5|
|PHOT 8||Photography of Multicultural America||4|
|or PHOT 8H||Honors Photography of Multicultural America||4|
|PHOT 10||History of Photography||4|
|or PHOT 10H||Honors History of Photography||4|
|PHOT 11||Contemporary Issues in Photography||4|
|or PHOT 11H||Honors Contemporary Issues in Photography||4|
|MDIA 1||Introduction to Film Studies||4|
|or MDIA 1H||Honors Introduction to Film Studies||4|
|MDIA 2A||History of Film 1895-1945||4|
|MDIA 2B||History of Film 1945-Current||4|
|MDIA 2C||Current Trends in Film, TV & the Internet||4|
|THTR 1||Introduction to Theatre||4|
|THTR 2A||History of Dramatic Literature: Classical to Moliere||4|
|THTR 2B||History of Dramatic Literature: Moliere to Modern||4|
|THTR 2F||History of American Musical Theatre||4|
|THTR 8||Multicultural Theatre Arts in Modern America||4|
|ENGL 5||LGBT Literature||4|
|ENGL 7||Native American Literature||4|
|ENGL 8||Children's Literature||4|
|ENGL 11||Introduction to Poetry||4|
|ENGL 12||African American Literature||4|
|ENGL 14||Traveling the World through Contemporary Literature||4|
|ENGL 17||Introduction to Shakespeare||4|
|ENGL 22||Women Writers||4|
|ENGL 31||Latino/a Literature||4|
|ENGL 40||Asian American Literature||4|
|ENGL 43A||Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century||5|
|or ENGL 43AH||Honors Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century||5|
|ENGL 43B||Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present||5|
|or ENGL 43BH||Honors Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present||5|
|ENGL 45A||Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865||5|
|or ENGL 45AH||Honors Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865||5|
|ENGL 45B||Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present||5|
|or ENGL 45BH||Honors Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present||5|
|ENGL 47A||World Literature I||5|
|or ENGL 47AH||Honors World Literature I||5|
|ENGL 47B||World Literature II||5|
|or ENGL 47BH||Honors World Literature II||5|
|MUS 1||Introduction to Music||4|
|MUS 2A||Great Composers & Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization||5|
|MUS 2B||Great Composers & Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization||5|
|MUS 2C||Great Composers & Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization||5|
|MUS 2D||World Music: Roots to Contemporary Global Fusion||5|
|MUS 7||Contemporary Musical Styles: Rock, Pop & Jazz||4|
|MUS 7D||Contemporary Musical Styles: The Beatles in the Culture of Popular Music||4|
|MUS 8||Music of Multicultural America||5|
|or MUS 8H||Honors Music of Multicultural America||5|
|MUS 9A||Music & Media: Edison to Hendrix||4|
|MUS 9B||Music & Media: Hendrix to Hip-Hop||4|
|MUS 11A||Jazz & Swing||4|
|MUS 11B||Funk, Fusion & Hip-Hop||4|
|PHIL 4||Introduction to Philosophy||4|
|PHIL 20A||History of Western Philosophy from Socrates through St. Thomas||4|
|PHIL 20B||History of Western Philosophy from the Renaissance through Kant||4|
|PHIL 24||Comparative World Religions: East||4|
|PHIL 25||Comparative World Religions: West||4|
For a complete list of degree requirements, please visit Humanities 2019-2020 in Degree & Certificates.
Based on the 2019 - 2020 degree program.