The General Studies degree with an area of emphasis is designed to give students a broad introduction to an area of knowledge represented by related disciplines and topics. This degree is intended for students who may not be intending to pursue a specific occupational major, nor are they necessarily planning to transfer. However, careful educational planning with a counselor will help to ensure that, if a student did decide at a later date to transfer to a university, they would have a foundation in the transfer planning process. Students will select an “Area of Emphasis” from the following four options based on their interests and educational goals.
These courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students will evaluate and interpret the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to them- selves 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. This emphasis includes lower division coursework that prepares students for potential careers in fine arts, foreign languages, literature, and philosophy.Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.
Students will critique artistic works, evaluating elements relevant to the given work (e.g., texture, form, timbre, color, conflict, rhythm, ) and how these are effectively integrated in the work as a whole.
Students will create or perform artistic works and critically evaluate their efforts.
Students will interpret, analyze, and critique diverse literary texts by means of critical reading, classroom discussion, and composition.
Students will perform tasks that are meaningful, personalized, and/or culturally relevant or appropriate in the target (Foreign language humanities outcome.)
Given oral questions, written prompts, and/or reading selections, students will demonstrate productive and receptive skills in the target (Foreign language humanities outcome.)
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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921