American Culture Studies

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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An Ethnic Studies Emphasis will explore and compare the experiences of American ethnic groups (such as African Americans, Latino/as, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Arab Americans and European Americans) at the local and national level. This program will encourage students to think globally and reach beyond our American borders. It will also help us know more about the diverse sociocultural experiences of ethnic/racial/diverse minority and majority groups through the mediums of history, literature, art, culture, politics, and society in the U.S. and global contexts.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

OR

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Arts and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Fifteen (15) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts and Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4).

Two guaranteed transfer Social and Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, SS3).

One additional course from Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, SS1, SS2, SS3).

GT-AH1:

ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 207, DAN 125, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 125, THE 105, THE 108, THE 211, THE 212, THE 215

GT-AH2:

HUM 103, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 123, LIT 115, LIT 201, LIT 202, LIT 205, LIT 211, LIT 212, LIT 221, LIT 222, LIT 225, LIT 246, LIT 259*, LIT 268

GT-AH3:

PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113, PHI 114, PHI 115, PHI 116, PHI 205, PHI 214, PHI 218, PHI 220*

GT-AH4:

FRE 211, FRE 212, GER 211, GER 212, ITA 211, ITA 212, JPN 211, JPN 212, RUS 211, RUS 212, SPA 211, SPA 212

GT-SS1:

AGE 102*, ECO 101*, ECO 201, ECO 202, ECO 211*, ECO 245, POS 105, POS 111, POS 125, POS 205, POS 215, POS 225

GT-SS2:

GEO 105, GEO 106

GT-SS3:

AGR 260*, ANT 101, ANT 102*, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 107, ANT 108*, ANT 201, ANT 215, ANT 225, ANT 250*, COM 220, CRJ 110, ETH 200, JOU 105, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 205, PSY 217, PSY 226, PSY 227, PSY 231*, PSY 235, PSY 238, PSY 240*, PSY 249, PSY 265, SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 205, SOC 207, SOC 215, SOC 216, SOC 218, SOC 220, SOC 231, SOC 237, WST 200, WST 225*, WST 240*, WST 249*

History

Three (3) credit hours gtPathways History course (HI1)

GT-HI1:

HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 203, HIS 205, HIS 207, HIS 208, HIS 215, HIS 218, HIS 225, HIS 235, HIS 236, HIS 243, HIS 244, HIS 245*, HIS 246*, HIS 247, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 251, HIS 255, HIS 259, HIS 260

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours gtPathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1, SC2) including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2). Full list of requirements.

GT-SC1:

AGY 240, ANT 111, AST 101, AST 102, BIO 104, BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, BIO 208*, BIO 220, BIO 221, BIO 224, CHE 101, CHE 102, CHE 105*, CHE 111, CHE 112, ENV 101, GEO 111, GEO 112, GEY 111, GEY 112, GEY 135, MET 150, NRE 251*, PHY 105, PHY 107*, PHY 111, PHY 112, PHY 211, PHY 212, SCI 155, SCI 156

GT-SC2:

AST 155, BIO 103, BIO 116*, ENV 110, GEY 108, SCI 105*

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 215

Indians of North America: SS3

3

ANT 221

Exploring Other Cultures I

3

ANT 222

Exploring Other Cultures II

3

ANT 225

Anthropology of Religion: SS3

3

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

3

ETH 200

Introduction to Ethnic Studies: SS3

3

FOL

Foreign Language

5

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GEO 106

Human Geography: SS2

3

HIS 208

American Indian History: HI1

3

HIS 249

History of Islamic Civilization: HI1

3

HUM 131

The Arts & Cultures of Mexico

3

HUM 236

North American Indian Arts

3

HUM 237

Hispanic Arts of the American Southwest

3

HUM 238

Sacred Images, Sacred Spaces: Southwestern U.S.

3

HUM 241

Asian Arts & Cultures

3

LIT 205

Ethnic Literature: AH2

3

LIT 248

Native American Literature

3

MUS 126

History of Rock & Pop

3

PHI 114

Comparative Religions: AH3

3

PHI 115

World Religions-West: AH3

3

PHI 116

World Religions-East: AH3

3

PHI 250

Eastern Wisdom

3

POS 205

International Relations: SS1

3

SOC 218

Sociology of Diversity: SS3

3

Total Credit Hours

60