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

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.

Suggested Courses

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

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, or 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, or 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

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

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 Places: Southwestern U.S.

3

LIT 115

Introduction to Literature: AH2

3

LIT 201

World Literature to 1600: AH2

3

LIT 205

Ethnic Literature: AH2

3

PED 143

Yoga

1

PED 161

Tai Chi I

1

Total Credit Hours

60