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Associate of Arts Degree
General Studies with an Emphasis in Arts and Human Expression

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.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2019-2020 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
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† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course

   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

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.


2

Students will create or perform artistic works and critically evaluate their efforts.


3

Students will interpret, analyze, and critique diverse literary texts by means of critical reading, classroom discussion, and composition.


4

Students will perform tasks that are meaningful, personalized, and/or culturally relevant or appropriate in the target (Foreign language humanities outcome.)


5

Given oral questions, written prompts, and/or reading selections, students will demonstrate productive and receptive skills in the target (Foreign language humanities outcome.)


Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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