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

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: 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.

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

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

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

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, SS3)

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.

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

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 Religion: AH3

3

PHI 115

Religions of the West

3

PHI 116

Religions of the East

3

PHI 250

Eastern Wisdom

3

POS 205

International Relations: SS1

3

SOC 218

Sociology of Diversity: SS3

3

Total Credit Hours

60