Humanities

Humanities

Studying the Humanities will prepare you for a wide variety of fields ranging from all forms of content creation to law and politics. You will study art, literature, philosophy, gender, race, and critical theory. Most importantly, you will learn to think for yourself about life, love, and your place in the world.

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Fulfilling your G.E. requirements by taking Humanities courses will give you the opportunity to develop a well-rounded humanities education like that offered at Ivy-League Colleges and Universities, U.C. campuses across the state, and private liberal arts colleges. You will study art, philosophy, history, sex, gender, race, and critical theory. The A.A. in Humanities will prepare you for further study at transfer institutions in a variety of humanistic fields including: art history, film studies, gender studies, history, media studies, philosophy, and race/ethnic studies.

Program Length

The A.A. degree may be completed in four semesters.

Transfer Options

The A.A. in Humanities will prepare you for further study at all transfer institutions in a variety of humanistic fields including: art history, film studies, gender studies, history, media studies, philosophy, and race/ethnic studies. 

Program Specific Support

The Writing Lab is available for help with assigned papers.

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Sample Academic Plans

  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
WR 1College Writing 11A4
MATH Math GE Course23-5
HUM 1 or 1HIntroduction to Humanities6 & Major3
Lifelong Health*Lifelong Health and Personal Development GE Course9 A/B/C1
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
WR 2College Writing 21C & Major4
COMM 1Communication Fundamentals1B3
HUM 2Culture of Ancient Greece and RomeMajor3
Fine ArtsFine Arts and Languages GE Course73
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
HUM 3Culture of Medieval and Renaissance EuropeMajor3
HUM 50MythologyMajor3
American InstitutionsAmerican Institutions GE Course83
Lifelong Health*Lifelong Health and Personal Development GE Course9 A/B/C3
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAA GE Area/MajorUnits
HUM 4Culture of the Modern World: 1700 to the PresentMajor3
Social SciencesSocial Sciences GE Course43
Natural SciencesNatural Sciences GE Course33
Cultural DiversityCultural Diversity GE Course53
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
  1. Take one course from two different categories among GE areas 9A, 9B, and 9C. Please refer to the AA GE pattern for details.  
  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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