Degree Offered: Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 61/63 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

As a Humanities graduate, you are prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a major such as communications, English, philosophy, and law.

In the Humanities, you will be creative and investigate the creativity of others. You may practice the many forms of written and oral communications, or you may study theater or music. You will develop the strong analytical skills that varied employers find valuable.


Program Outcomes:  

Graduates will be able to

  1. Conduct college-level, academic research by utilizing appropriate sources/resources to adequately substantiate/defend an established thesis statement.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of a culture or cultures other than their own.
  3. Produce grammatically sound writing that logically develops and organizes information and evidence.
  4. Deliver a unified speech to a peer group involving the presentation of research findings.



Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00
 TAOC Category Five (HIST) - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Five or Six - 3 credits 

Second Semester - 15/16 Credits

LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
 TAOC Category Three - 3/4 credits 
 TAOC Category Five (HIST) - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Five (PSYC) - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Six - 3 credits 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 16 Credits

SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 
 TAOC Category Five or Six - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Five or Six - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Six - 3 credits 

Fourth Semester - 15/16 Credits

COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
 TAOC Category Three or Four - 3/4 credits 
 TAOC Category Five or Six - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Six - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Six - 3 credits 

Course Descriptions

CIST 100 - Introduction to Information Tech

A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3

PSYC 101 - General Psychology

This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders. 3-0-3

WRIT 101 - English Composition

Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.

LITR 210 - Concepts of Literature

This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition. Prerequisite: WRIT101 or permission of the department.

MATH 126 - Statistics

This course is an introduction to a field whose ideas and concepts pervade modern society and whose importance in business, technology, science and research in general is considerable and ever growing. The course consists of three parts, namely, descriptive statistics, probability and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: "C" or better in PREP021, appropriate placement score or high school records. 4-0-4

SOCI 101 - Principles of Sociology

This course provides the student with a general survey of the theories and concepts utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of modern society and its structures. Key elements addressed within the course include the three foundational theoretical perspectives utilized in sociology, Functionalism, Conflict Theory and Symbolic Interactionism, the process of socialization, social institutions, such as family, marriage and religion, as well as an introduction to the basic research methods utilized in the field. 3-0-3

COMM 201 - Public Speaking

The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. 3-0-3