Humanities and Religious Studies Program


The Associate of Arts degree in Humanities and Religious Studies will Fulfill all Humanities GE transfer requirements, prepare students for upper division work in Humanities and/or Religious Studies, and develop a wide-ranging knowledge of human cultures and civilizations both past and present.

Award Type Units
Associate of Arts Degree:
Humanities and Religious Studies 18*

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Associate of Arts Degree

Humanities and Religious Studies

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Select one 6 unit sequence from the following
Courses Required for Major: Units
HUMA 101 Introduction to the Humanities I 3
HUMA 102 Introduction to the Humanities II 3
HUMA 118 Eastern Humanities 3
HUMA 119 Western Humanities 3
HUMA 103 Introduction to the New Testament 3
HUMA 104 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
HUMA 106 World Religions 3
HUMA 201 Mythology 3
Note: General Humanities Sequences - HUMA 101 and 102 OR HUMA 118 and 119.
Religious Studies Sequences - HUMA 103 and 104 OR HUMA 106 and 201
Select 6 units from the following
HUMA 205 Exploring Human Values Through Film 3
HUMA 210 Women in Religion and Myth 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE - 1600 CE 3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 - Present 3
ARTF 110 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3
ARTF 111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
HIST 154 Ancient Egypt 3
PHIL 110 Philosophy of Religion 3
Total Units = 18

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to think critically about the elements of human cultures and civilizations.
  2. Students will develop an awareness of the essential ideas and arts of the world, past and present.