Humanities

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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Humanities is the study of human beings through their creations. Students study paintings, sculpture, architecture, music, literature, and philosophy to discover the nature of humankind and the values held by those living during a particular historical period. Students learn to look at the concerns of other cultures and to reassess their own values. Humanities majors may later specialize in any of the fine arts, literature, and philosophy or in the history of the arts of a particular period or country. Survey courses include the study of the arts of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and ethnic American groups.

Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

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.

Suggested Courses

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

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).

Suggested Courses

GT-AH2

HUM 115

World Mythology: AH2

3

HUM 121

Early Civilizations: AH2

3

HUM 122

Medieval to Modern: AH2

3

HUM 123

The Modern World: AH2

3

GT-AH3

PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy: AH3

3

History

One guaranteed transfer course from History (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. Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. 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

DAN 111

Modern Dance I

1

DAN 125

History of Dance I: AH1

3

DAN 131

Ballet I

1

HUM 131

The Arts & Cultures of Mexico

3

HUM 236

North American Indian Arts

3

HUM 238

Sacred Images, Sacred Spaces: Southwestern U.S.

3

LIT 115

Introduction to Literature I: AH2

3

LIT 201

World Literature to 1600: AH2

3

LIT 205

Ethnic Literature: AH2

3

PED 143

Yoga I

1

PED 161

Tai Chi I

1

Total Credit Hours

60