Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities
Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities Associate in Arts Degree (60 units total, 18 units in the major): The Liberal Arts degrees are designed for students who wish to have a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an area of emphasis. This emphasis allows students to satisfy general education requirements as well as focus on transferable course work. It is ideal for students who plan on transferring to California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) for a major in education or for a major that Cerro Coso does not offer. Please consult with a counselor for information regarding your intended major at the specific college or university of your choice.
Courses in Liberal Arts: Arts & Humanities AA degree emphasize the study of cultural, literary, humanistic activities, and artistic expression 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 artistic and cultural creation. Students also learn to value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments. This degree is appropriate for students intending to transfer into such majors as Art History, English, Humanities, and Philosophy. If you have questions about whether this degree is an appropriate choice for your major, please consult with a counselor or educational advisor.
A minimum of 18 units are required in one Area of Emphasis listed below. For depth of study, 2 or more courses in one discipline required. For breadth of study, courses must be taken from 2 or more disciplines within the Area of Emphasis. Courses selected may also be used to fulfill GE areas, refer to each transfer institution policy.
Courses required for the associate degree major at Cerro Coso Community College may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to identify the courses needed from the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals.
You must complete a minimum of 60 units, including the courses listed in the major and general education requirements, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, and a grade of "A", "B", or "C" in all courses for the major. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Cerro Coso Community College.
Your transfer institution may require some of the courses to be taken for a grade. Please consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to determine any limitations on Pass/No Pass grading in major preparation courses.
Completion of the Cerro Coso local General Education Pattern DOES NOT prepare a student for transfer. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year school, depending on your transfer goal, you should select Option B or C only. For more information refer to the general education section of the catalog.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Describe how people throughout the ages and in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation.
- Evaluate the significance of artistic and cultural constructions.
- CC Online
- Ridgecrest Indian Wells Valley Campus
- Lake Isabella Kern River Valley Campus
- Edwards AFB East Kern Center
- Bishop/Mammoth Lakes Eastern Sierra Center Campus
Consult a counselor at your local campus for degree pathway options.
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Select at least 18 units from the following courses:
For depth of study, 2 or more courses in one discipline required. For breadth of study, courses must be taken from 2 or more disciplines within the Area of Emphasis.
|ART C101||Introduction to Art||3 Units|
|ART C105||History of Western Art I||3|
|ART C106||History of Western Art II||3|
|or ART C106H||History of Western Art II - Honors||4|
|ART C111||Two Dimensional Design||3|
|ART C115||3-Dimensional Design||3|
|ART C121||Drawing I||3|
|ART C131||Painting I||3|
|ART C141||Ceramics I||3|
|ART C151||Sculpture I||3|
|ART C165||Photography I||3|
|ASL C100||Deaf History||3|
|ASL C101||American Sign Language I||4|
|ASL C102||American Sign Language II||4|
|ASL C201||Intermediate American Sign Language I||4|
|ASL C202||Intermediate American Sign Language II||4|
|ENGL C102||Critical Thinking Through Literature||3|
|or ENGL C102H||Critical Thinking Through Literature - Honors||4|
|ENGL C111||Introduction to Types of Literature||3|
|ENGL C141||Creative Writing: Fiction/Poetry||3|
|ENGL C221||World Literature I||3|
|ENGL C222||World Literature II||3|
|ENGL C231||Survey of British Literature I: Beginning-1785||3|
|ENGL C232||Survey of British Literature II: 1785-Present||3|
|ENGL C235||Introduction to Shakespeare||3|
|or ENGL C235H||Introduction to Shakespeare - Honors||4|
|ENGL C241||Survey of American Literature I: Beginning-1865||3|
|ENGL C242||Survey of American Literature II: 1865-Present||3|
|ENGL C245||Women's Literature||3|
|ENGL C249||Multi-Ethnic Literature||3|
|FILM C211||Hispanic Cinema||3|
|FREN C101||Beginning French I||5|
|HIST C103||Western Civilization I||3|
|or HIST C103H||Western Civilization I - Honors||4|
|HIST C104||Western Civilization II||3|
|or HIST C104H||Western Civilization II - Honors||4|
|LATN C101||Elementary Latin I||4|
|LATN C102||Elementary Latin II||4|
|LATN C201||Intermediate Latin I||4|
|LATN C202||Intermediate Latin II||4|
|MUSC C101||Music Appreciation||3|
|or MUSC C101H||Music Appreciation - Honors||4|
|MUSC C118||History of American Pop Music||3|
|MUSC C121||Piano I||2|
|MUSC C122||Piano II||2|
|MUSC C131||Orchestra I||2|
|MUSC C132||Orchestra II||2|
|MUSC C141||Community Band I||2|
|MUSC C142||Community Band II||2|
|MUSC C151||Choir I||2|
|MUSC C152||Choir II||2|
|MUSC C173||Appreciation of Jazz||3|
|PHIL C101||Intro to Philosophy||3||PHIL C141||Ethics||3|
|PHIL C161||Intro to Religious Studies||3|
|PHIL C164||Survey of World Religions||3|
|PHIL C205||Critical/Comparative Reasoning||4|
|PHIL C215||History of Western Philosophy||3|
|SOCI C210||Diversity and Film||3|
|SOCI C220||Perspectives on Race, Class and Gender||3|
|SPAN C100||Basic Conversational Spanish||3|
|SPAN C101||Elementary Spanish I||5|
|SPAN C102||Elementary Spanish II||5|
|SPAN C110||Review of Elementary Spanish||5|
|SPAN C171||Intermediate Conversation||3|
|SPAN C180||Spanish for Native Speakers||3|
|SPAN C201||Intermediate Spanish I||5|
|SPAN C202||Intermediate Spanish II||5|
|SPAN C211||Hispanic Cinema||3|
|SPCH C101||Elements of Speech||3|
|SPCH C105||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|THEA C101||Introduction to Theatre||3|
|THEA C103||Introduction to Play Reading||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION A||Cerro Coso Local General Education Pattern|
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|