Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts and Humanities Option, Associate in Arts

The Arts and Humanities option is designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with the goal of obtaining a Baccalaureate degree. With careful planning the student will be able to complete lower division transfer preparation while concurrently completing the Associate in Arts degree. Careful course selection is essential for successful transfer in a timely fashion without completing unnecessary coursework. Students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) in English or Studio Art should explore completing the AS-T degree designed specifically for transfer to the CSU. An AS-T degree provides the highest priority admission and other benefits for students who successfully complete them. Additional Arts and Humanities AA-T degrees may become available in the near future. See the college catalog or a counselor for additional information regarding AA-T/AS-T Degrees for transfer to the CSU.

Students are encouraged to see a counselor for assistance in developing an educational plan that will identify the lower division major preparation and general education coursework that corresponds to the intended major and transfer institution. Students should consult www.assist.org for current course articulation in their major. Please refer to the "Essential Transfer Information Checklist" located in the transfer section of the current college catalog. Counseling appointments may be scheduled online by selecting "Counseling" under "Student Resources" on the Delta College home page, or by calling the Guidance and Counseling Office at (209) 954-5650. Failure to consult with a counselor may unnecessarily delay progress toward transfer.

Courses in the Arts and Humanities option are those which focus on the cultural activities and artistic expressions of human beings. Such courses include introductory or integrative courses in arts, foreign languages, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and theatre. These courses are designed to help the student develop an awareness of the ways in which people throughout the ages and in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation and help the student develop aesthetic understanding and the ability to make value judgments. Transfer majors appropriate for this option include but are not limited to: Art, English, Fashion, Graphic Arts, Interior Design, Foreign Language, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, and Theatre Arts.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to integrate and utilize knowledge from multiple disciplines.
  2. Analyze the similarities and differences between the ways knowledge is collected and applied in the disciplines studied.
  3. Compare and contrast controversial viewpoints regarding issues from the perspective of two or more disciplines.

General Education

Complete one of the following General Education patterns:

  1. San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  2. California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  3. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

*Completion of the San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education pattern may be appropriate for the student who is:

  1. planning to transfer to an out of state or independent 4-year college or university that accepts completion of the Associate Degree for transfer.
  2. following NCAA guidelines.

General Education requirements vary widely from institution to institution. It is highly recommended that students see a counselor or consult the selected baccalaureate transfer campus catalog for appropriate GE course selection.

Courses Within the Area of Emphasis

Complete a minimum of 18 units selected from:

ANTHR 004/HUM 004

Introduction to Linguistics

3

ART 001A

Art History: Europe from Prehistory to 1400

3

ART 001B

Art History: Europe from Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century

3

ART 001C

Modern and Contemporary Art History

3

ART 002

Art History of the Non-Western World

3

ART 003

Introduction to Art

3

ART 004

Exploring Art

3

ART 006

Color and Design

3

ART 007A

Painting I

3

ART 020A

Sculpture I

3

ART 033A

Beginning Drawing

3

ART 040A

Printmaking I

3

ART 064A

Ceramics I

3

CHIN 001

Elementary Chinese

5

CHIN 002

Elementary Chinese

5

CHIN 003

Intermediate Chinese

5

CHIN 004

Intermediate Chinese

5

CIVIL 003/HUM 003

Autobiography of Civilization

3

DRAMA 010

Theatre Appreciation

3

DRAMA 016A

History of Theatre: Primitive to the 18th Century

3

DRAMA 016B

History of Theatre: 18th Century to Present

3

ENG 030

The Film as Literature

3

ENG 035

Chicano Literature

3

ENG 037

Women in Literature

3

ENG 038

Mythology

3

ENG 042A

Survey of American Literature

3

ENG 042B

Survey of American Literature

3

ENG 043C

World Literature I

3

ENG 043D

World Literature II

3

ENG 045

The Reading of Shakespeare

3

ENG 046A

Survey of British Literature I

3

ENG 046B

Survey of British Literature II

3

ENG 052

From Story to Screen

3

ENG 055A

Studies in Drama

3

ENG 055B

Studies in Fiction

3

ENG 055C

Studies in Poetry

3

FASHION 006/ID 006

Textiles

3

FASHION 008

History of Fashion to the Twentieth Century

3

FREN 001

Elementary French

5

FREN 002

Elementary French

5

FREN 003

Intermediate French

5

FREN 004

Intermediate French

5

FREN 005

Advanced French

5

GERM 001

Elementary German

5

GERM 002

Elementary German

5

GERM 003

Intermediate German

5

GERM 004

Intermediate German

5

GRART 001A

Digital Imaging

2

GRART 002A

Layout Design

3

GRART 003A

Computer Art

2

GRART 006A

Publication Design

4

HORT 004

History of Garden Design

3

HUM 003/CIVIL 003

Autobiography of Civilization

3

HUM 004/ANTHR 004

Introduction to Linguistics

3

ID 002

Introduction to Interior Design

3

ID 008

History of Design and Furniture

3

ITAL 001

Elementary Italian

5

ITAL 002

Elementary Italian

5

ITAL 003

Intermediate Italian

5

ITAL 004

Intermediate Italian

5

JAPAN 001

Elementary Japanese

5

JAPAN 002

Elementary Japanese

5

JAPAN 003

Intermediate Japanese

5

JAPAN 004

Intermediate Japanese

5

MUSIC 001

Music Fundamentals

3

MUSIC 002A

Music History from Antiquity to 1750

3

MUSIC 002B

Music History form 1750 to Present

3

MUSIC 003A

Music Theory and Musicianship I

4

MUSIC 004

Exploring Music

3

MUSIC 007

Excursions in Music of Our World

3

MUSIC 008

Exploring Jazz, Ragtime, and Blues

3

MUSIC 017

Concert Choir

1

MUSIC 026

Symphonic Band

1-2

MUSIC 027

Orchestra

1-2

MUSIC 029

Jazz Band

1-2

MUSIC 038A

Class Piano for Music Majors

1

MUSIC 040A

Applied Music

1

MUSIC 040B

Applied Music

1

MUSIC 040C

Applied Music

1

MUSIC 040D

Applied Music

1

PHILO 006

Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHILO 040

Ethics

3

PHILO 045

Philosophy of Religion

3

PHILO 050

Asian Philosophy

3

PHOTO 001A

Introduction to Photography

3

RELGN 014A

Great Religions of the Eastern World

3

RELGN 014B

Great religions of the Western World

3

SL 001

Elementary American Sign Language

3

SL 002

Elementary American Sign Language

3

SL 003

Intermediate American Sign Language

3

SL 004

Intermediate American Sign Language

3

SPAN 001

Elementary Spanish I

5

SPAN 002

Elementary Spanish II

5

SPAN 003

Intermediate Spanish I

5

SPAN 003A

Spanish for Spanish Speakers I

5

SPAN 004

Intermediate Spanish II

5

SPAN 004A

Spanish for Spanish Speakers II

5

SPAN 005

Advanced Spanish Introduction to Literature

5

SPAN 006

Advanced Spanish Introduction to Literature

5

Minimum Area of Emphasis Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60