Interdisciplinary Studies - Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Option, Associate in Arts

The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences option is designed for the student who desires a broad exposure to the development of human culture and social organization through exploration of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and how each area influences and supports the other at the Associate Degree Level.

Courses in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences option are those which focus on the cultural activities and artistic expressions, as well as the organizational principles and patterns of human beings. Such courses include introductory or integrative courses in arts, anthropology, foreign languages, history, economics, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, 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 the 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 the following General Education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 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

Area A - Arts and Humanities - Complete 6 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 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 012

3-D Design

3

ART 020A

Sculpture I

3

ART 033A

Beginning Drawing

3

ART 033B

Intermediate Drawing

3

ART 033C

Advanced 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

COM ST 001B

Advanced Public Speaking

3

COM ST 004

Introduction to Human Communication

3

COM ST 005

Argumentation and Debate

3

COM ST 006/BUS 006

Business and Professional Communication

3

COM ST 007

Intercultural Communication

3

COM ST 008

Small Group Communication

3

COM ST 011

Dialogues in U.S. American Culture

3

COM ST 012

Introduction to Persuasion

3

COM ST 052

Speech Activities and Advocacy

1-3

DRAMA 006A

Improvisational Theatre I

3

DRAMA 006B

Improvisational Theatre II

3

DRAMA 010

Theatre Appreciation

3

DRAMA 015

Make-Up for the Theatre

3

DRAMA 016A

History of Theatre: Primitive to the 18th Century

3

DRAMA 016B

History of Theatre: 18th Century to Present

3

DRAMA 019A

Technical Theatre I

4

DRAMA 019B

Technical Theatre II

4

DRAMA 025A

Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 025B

Theatre Production: Crew

1-3

DRAMA 027A

Repertory Workshop: Acting I

2

DRAMA 027B

Repertory Workshop: Acting II

2

DRAMA 029A

Repertory Workshop: Crew I

1-2

DRAMA 029B

Repertory Workshop: Crew II

1-2

DRAMA 031

Introduction to Acting

3

DRAMA 044A

Traditional Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 044B

Traditional Theatre Production: Crew

1-3

DRAMA 047A

Musical Theatre Production: Acting

3

DRAMA 047B

Musical Theatre Production: Crew

1-3

ENG 001B

Written Communication II - A Critical Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 001D

Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

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 044D

Creative Writing: Play and Screen Writing

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 047

The Bible as Literature

3

ENG 049A

Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENG 049B

Creative Writing: Fiction

3

ENG 049C

Creative Writing: Poetry

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

ENG 057

Children's Literature

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

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 006/FASHION 006

Textiles

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

MCOM 001

Introduction to Mass Communication

3

MCOM 002

Writing for the Media

3

MCOM 004

Mass Media and Critical Thinking

3

MCOM 007

Photojournalism

3

MCOM 010

Introduction to Multimedia

3

MCOM 011

Newswriting

3

MCOM 012A

Newspaper Production I

3

MCOM 012B

Newspaper Production II

3

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 003B

Music Theory and Musicianship II

4

MUSIC 003C

Music Theory and Musicianship III

4

MUSIC 003D

Music Theory and Musicianship IV

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

0.5-2

MUSIC 040B

Applied Music

0.5-2

MUSIC 040C

Applied Music

0.5-2

MUSIC 040D

Applied Music

0.5-2

PEACTIV 001A

Introductory Swimming

1.5

PEACTIV 001D

Swim Training and Conditioning

0.5-1

PEACTIV 010A

Beginning Fitness Walking

1

PEACTIV 022

Tennis

0.5-1

PEACTIV 024A

Volleyball I

1

PEACTIV 025A

Basketball I

1

PEACTIV 031A

Beginning Bowling

0.5-1

PETHEORY 040

Introduction to Kinesiology

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

Area B - Social Sciences - Complete 6 units selected from:

A J 021

Criminal Justice in Society

3

ANTHR 001

Cultural Anthropology

3

ANTHR 006

Introduction to North American Indians

3

ANTHR 010

Introduction to Archaeology

3

BUS 006/COM ST 006

Business and Professional Communication

3

BUS 008

Introduction to The American Legal System

3

BUS 018A

Business Law

3

BUS 018B

Business Law

3

BUS 019

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 020

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 026

Economics of Business

3

CDEV 021

Child and Adolescent Development

3

CDEV 025

Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV 026

Child, Family and Community

3

CDEV 027

Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education

3

CDEV 028

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

CDEV 031A

Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children

3

CDEV 031B

Introduction to ECE Curriculum

3

CDEV 032A

Early Childhood Education Practicum-Field Experience

3

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

ECON 001A

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 001B

Principles of Microeconomics

3

EDUC 010

Introduction to Education

3

EDUC 012

Reading Tutoring Techniques

3

GEOG 001

Physical Geography

3

GEOG 001L

Physical Geography Laboratory

1

GEOG 002

Cultural Geography

3

GEOG 003

Geography of California

3

GEOG 010

World Regional Geography

3

GRART 006A

Publication Design

4

H ED 031

Emergency Responder

3

HIST 002A

World History to 1600

3

HIST 002B

World History Since 1600

3

HIST 004A

History of Western Civilization

3

HIST 004B

History of Western Civilization

3

HIST 006A

History of Asian Civilization

3

HIST 006B

History of South and Southeast Asian Civilization

3

HIST 006C

History of the Middle East

3

HIST 007

History Through Film

3

HIST 017A

History of the United States

3

HIST 017B

History of the United States

3

HIST 027

Women in History

3

HIST 030A

African-American History to 1877

3

HIST 030B

African-American History Since 1877

3

HIST 031

Mexican-American History

3

HIST 034

Asian Pacific American History

3

HIST 037

California History

3

PHILO 006

Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHILO 030

Introductory Logic

3

PHILO 040

Ethics

3

PHILO 045

Philosophy of Religion

3

PHILO 050

Asian Philosophy

3

POLSC 001

American Government and Institutions

3

POLSC 002

Introduction to Comparative Politics

3

POLSC 003

Introduction to Political Theory

3

POLSC 004

California Politics

3

POLSC 005

International Relations

3

POLSC 006

International Political Economy

3

PSYCH 001

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYCH 002

Statistical Methods For Psychology & Social Science

3

PSYCH 003

Personal and Social Psychology

3

PSYCH 004

Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

3

PSYCH 006

Lifespan Psychology

3

PSYCH 007

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYCH 030/BIOL 030

Human Sexuality

3

SOCIO 001A

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCIO 001B

Problems of a Changing Society

3

SOCIO 027

Gender in Contemporary Society

3

SOCIO 033

Social Inequality in the United States

3

Area C - Complete 6 additional units selected from any of the courses listed above.

Minimum Area of Emphasis Units Required: 18

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

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60