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:

COURSE UNITS
AMSL 115 American Sign Language Level I4
AMSL 116 American Sign Language Level II4
AMSL 215 American Sign Language Level III4
AMSL 216 American Sign Language Level IV4
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ARAB 101 First Course in Arabic5
ARAB 102 Second Course in Arabic 5
ARAB 105 Elementary Spoken Egyptian Arabic  3
BLAS 110 African American Art  3
BLAS 120 Black Music 3
BLAS 155 African American Literature  3
CBTE 162 Web Page Creation2
CHIC 130 Mexican Literature in Translation3
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 190 Chicano Images in Film
3
CHIC 210 Chicano Culture 3
COMS 101 Voice and Articulation  3
COMS 103 Oral Communication 3
COMS 104 Advanced Public Communication 3
COMS 111 Oral Interpretation 3
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 160 Argumentation 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication3
COMS 180 Intercultural Communication 3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition 3
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate
Composition
3
ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature3
ENGL 209 Literary Approaches to Film3
ENGL 210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 211 American Literature II 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800-1799  3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 - Present3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I:
1500 BCE - 1600 CE 
3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II:
1600 - Present
3
ENGL 237 Women in Literature 3
ENGL 238 Evaluating Children’s Literature3
ENGL 240 Shakespeare 3
ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry 3
ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 252A Fundamentals of Fiction Writing 3
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French5
FREN 201 Third Course In French 5
FREN 202 Fourth Course in French 5
GERM 101 First Course in German 5
GERM 102 Second Course in German 5
GERM 201 Third Course in German5
HIST 100 World History I 3
HIST 101 World History II  3
HIST 105 Introduction to Western Civilization I3
HIST 106 Introduction to Western Civilization II 3
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
HUMA 101 Introduction to the Humanities I 3
HUMA 102 Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUMA 103 Introduction to the New Testament3
HUMA 106 World Religions3


ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 1.5
HUMA 201 Mythology 1.5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 3
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 3
JOUR 200 Introduction to Newswriting and
Reporting
 3
JOUR 201 Advanced Newswriting and Reporting 3
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
JOUR 205 Editing for Print Journalism3
JOUR 206 Online Journalism3
JOUR 210A Newspaper Production 1 2 - 3
JOUR 210B Newspaper Production 22 - 3
JOUR 210C Newspaper Production 3 2 - 3
JOUR 210D Newspaper Production 42 - 3
LABR 100 American Labor Movement 3
LIBS 101 Information Literacy and Research
Skills 
1
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or 
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
PHIL 100 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
PHIL 101 Symbolic Logic  3
PHIL 102A Introduction To Philosophy: Reality and
Knowledge
 3
PHIL 102B Introduction To Philosophy: Values 3
PHIL 104A History Of Western Philosophy3
PHIL 104B History of Western Philosophy 3
PHIL 105 Contemporary Philosophy 3
PHIL 106 Asian Philosophy 3
PHIL 107 Reflections on Human Nature
 3
PHIL 108 Perspectives on Human Nature and
Society
3
PHIL 111 Philosophy In Literature 3
PHIL 125 Philosophy of Women3
PHIL 126 Introduction to Philosophy of
Contemporary Gender Issues
 3
PHIL 130 Philosophy of Art and Music 3
PHOT 215 Photo Journalism and Documentary
Photography
3
POLI 101 Introduction to Political Science3
POLI 102 The American Political System3
PSYC 101 General Psychology3
RTVF 100 Introduction To Radio and Television3
RTVF 105 Media Performance 3
RTVF 107 Audio Production3
RTVF 110 Introduction to Scriptwriting3
RTVF 115 Radio and Television Management
Principles
3
RTVF 118 Television Studio Operations3
RTVF 122 Television Production3
RTVF 124 Electronic Field Production3
RTVF 126 Art Direction for Film and Television3
RTVF 128 Lighting for Television and Film3
RTVF 140 Radio and TV Newswriting3
RTVF 160 Introduction to Cinema3
RTVF 167 Motion Picture Production3
RTVF 247A Radio Broadcasting Workshop
Production
 1
RTVF 247B Radio Broadcasting Workshop - News 1
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 202 Fourth Course in Spanish5
SPAN 215 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I5
SPAN 216 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II5
Total Units = 18