Area of Emphasis in Language Arts and Humanities

These courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, and humanistic activities of human beings. Students evaluate and interpret the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in cultural creation. Students also learn to value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments.
Common university majors in this emphasis include: Advertising, American Studies, Broadcast Media, Classics, Communication, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Ethics, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Journalism, Language Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Mass Communications, Philosophy, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Speech Communication, Television and Film, Women's Studies.
This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major should be selected with the assistance of a San Diego City College counselor.

Associate in Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Language Arts and Humanities

Courses Required for the Major:

Students should complete a minimum of 18 units in Arts and Humanities courses:

  • AMSL 115 American Sign Language Level I
  • AMSL 116 American Sign Language Level II
  • AMSL 215 American Sign Language Level III
  • AMSL 216 American Sign Language Level IV
  • ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ARAB 101 First Course in Arabic
  • ARAB 102 Second Course in Arabic
  • ARAB 105 Elementary Spoken Egyptian Arabic
  • BLAS 110 African American Art
  • BLAS 120 Black Music
  • BLAS 155 African American Literature
  • CBTE 162 Web Page Creation
  • CHIC 130 Mexican Literature in Translation
  • CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature
  • CHIC 190 Chicano Images in Film
  • CHIC 210 Chicano Culture
  • COMS 101 Voice and Articulation
  • COMS 103 Oral Communication
  • COMS 104 Advanced Public Communication
  • COMS 111 Oral Interpretation
  • COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMS 160 Argumentation
  • COMS 170 Small Group Communication
  • COMS 180 Intercultural Communication
  • ENGL 101 Reading and Composition
  • ENGL 105 Composition and Literature
  • ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition
  • ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 209 Literary Approaches to Film
  • ENGL 210 American Literature I
  • ENGL 211 American Literature II
  • ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800-1799
  • ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 - Present
  • ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE - 1600 CE
  • ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 - Present
  • ENGL 230 Asian American Literature
  • ENGL 237 Women in Literature
  • ENGL 238 Evaluating Children's Literature
  • ENGL 240 Shakespeare
  • ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry
  • ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 253 Fundamentals of Fiction Writing
  • FREN 101 First Course in French
  • FREN 102 Second Course in French
  • FREN 201 Third Course In French
  • FREN 202 Fourth Course in French
  • GERM 101 First Course in German
  • GERM 102 Second Course in German
  • GERM 201 Third Course in German
  • HIST 100 World History I
  • HIST 101 World History II
  • HIST 105 Introduction to Western Civilization I
  • HIST 106 Introduction to Western Civilization II
  • HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations
  • HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times
  • HUMA 101 Introduction to the Humanities I
  • HUMA 102 Introduction to the Humanities II
  • HUMA 103 Introduction to the New Testament
  • HUMA 106 World Religions
  • HUMA 201 Mythology
  • ITAL 101 First Course in Italian
  • ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian
  • ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian
  • JOUR 200 Introduction to Newswriting and Reporting
  • JOUR 201 Advanced Newswriting and Reporting
  • JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • JOUR 205 Editing for Print Journalism
  • JOUR 206 Online Journalism
  • JOUR 210A Newspaper Production
  • JOUR 210B Newspaper Production 2
  • JOUR 210C Newspaper Production 3
  • JOUR 210D Newspaper Production 4
  • LABR 100 American Labor Movement
  • LIBS 101 Information Literacy and Research Skills
  • MATH 119 Elementary Statistics
  • PHIL 100 Logic and Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 101 Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 102A Introduction To Philosophy: Reality and Knowledge
  • PHIL 102B Introduction To Philosophy: Values
  • PHIL 104A History Of Western Philosophy
  • PHIL 104B History of Western Philosophy
  • PHIL 106 Asian Philosophy
  • PHIL 107 Reflections on Human Nature
  • PHIL 108 Perspectives on Human Nature and Society
  • PHIL 111 Philosophy In Literature
  • PHIL 125 Philosophy of Women
  • PHIL 126 Introduction to Philosophy of Contemporary Gender Issues
  • PHIL 130 Philosophy of Art and Music
  • PHOT 215 Photo Journalism and Documentary Photography
  • POLI 101 Introduction to Political Science
  • POLI 102 The American Political System
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology
  • RTVF 100 Introduction To Radio and Television
  • RTVF 105 Media Performance
  • RTVC 107 Audio Production
  • RTVC 110 Introduction to Scriptwriting
  • RTVC 115 Radio and Television Management Principles
  • RTVC 100 Introduction To Radio and Television
  • RTVC 105 Media Performance
  • RTVC 118 Television Studio Operations
  • RTVC 122 Television Production
  • RTVC 124 Electronic Field Production
  • RTVC 126 Art Direction for Film and Television
  • RTVC 128 Lighting for Television and Film
  • RTVC 140 Radio and TV Newswriting
  • RTVC 160 Introduction to Cinema
  • RTVC 167 Motion Picture Production
  • RTVC 247A Radio Broadcasting Workshop Production
  • RTVC 247B Radio Broadcasting Workshop - News
  • RUSS 101 First Course in Russian
  • RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian
  • SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish
  • SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish
  • SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish
  • SPAN 215 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
  • SPAN 202 Fourth Course in Spanish
  • SPAN 216 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II
Total Units - 18