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Liberal Arts - Arts and Humanities - Associate Degree

San Jose City College
Program overview
2.5 years
Associate's degree
Start dates
San Jose

San Jose
San Jose City College

Program description

Liberal Arts - Arts and Humanities

Art and Humanities courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students will evaluate and interpret the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation. Students will also learn to value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments.


This major can prepare students with either a specific or interdisciplinary focus in the Arts and Humanities in order to pursue similar majors at four-year institutions. Student should refer to the catalog of their prospective transfer institution and consult a counselor. General Education courses for the A.A. degree, should be selected carefully to meet the requirements of the intended transfer institution. A grade of "C" or better is required in all coursework for the major.

Admission requirements

Admission to San José City College (SJCC) is open to high school graduates, possess GED, certificate of proficiency, or the equivalent, or to those who are at least 18 years old.

The first step for all persons desiring to enroll in classes at SJCC is to complete an application for admission. Please visit the website for more information regarding admission.

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Program content


  • Elementary Arabic
  • Elementary Arabic
  • Art Appreciation
  • Survey of Art History: Prehistoric Through Gothic
  • Survey of Art History: Renaissance to the Present
  • Art of the Americas
  • Survey of Asian Art
  • Dance Appreciation
  • English Composition
  • Great Works of Literature
  • Women in Literature
  • The Short Story
  • Fundamentals of Creative Writing/Poetry
  • Fundamentals of Creative Writing/Fiction
  • Fundamentals of Creative Writing/Drama
  • Introduction to Shakespeare
  • Memoir Writing
  • Mexican-American Literature
  • Introduction to African American Literature
  • Survey of American Literature I
  • Survey of American Literature II
  • Survey of British Literature I
  • Survey of British Literature II
  • Ethnic Film: Reel Studies
  • African American Culture
  • Vietnamese Women in the U.S.
  • Introduction to Race Ethnicity in American History
  • Chicana/o Culture
  • Introduction to Chicanx/Latinx Music in The U.S.
  • Mexican American History I
  • Mexican American History II
  • Vietnamese American Culture
  • Asian Pacific American Culture
  • Elementary French
  • Elementary French
  • Intermediate French
  • Intermediate French
  • Global Citizenship/Civics
  • Development of Western Culture
  • Development of Western Culture
  • Introduction to Visual and Performing Arts
  • Introduction to World Literature
  • Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Elementary Japanese1
  • Elementary Japanese 2
  • Intermediate Japanese 1
  • Intermediate Japanese 2
  • Introduction to Chicanx/Latinx Music in The U.S.
  • Exploring the World of Music
  • Music Appreciation: Western Civilization
  • Music Appreciation: Jazz
  • Introductory Music
  • Introduction to Philosophy: Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Introduction to Political and Aesthetic Philosophies
  • Introduction to Existentialism: The Meaning of Life
  • Introduction to Peace Studies
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Comparative Religions
  • American Sign Language 1
  • American Sign Language 2
  • American Sign Language 3
  • American Sign Language 4
  • Elementary Spanish 1
  • Elementary Spanish 2
  • Intermediate Spanish 1
  • Intermediate Spanish 2
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers 1
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers 2
  • Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
  • Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Literature
  • Beginning Acting
  • Theatre History 1
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Introduction to Film
  • Chicanx/Latinx Theatre
  • Elementary Vietnamese 1
  • Elementary Vietnamese 2

Tuition fees

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Associate Degree

  • Liberal Arts - Arts and Humanities - Associate in Arts

Continuing studies

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe how people throughout the ages and in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation.
  • Evaluate the significance of artistic and cultural constructions

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San Jose City College

Founded in 1921 in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, San José City College (SJCC) has provided educational excellence and opportunities to students from around the world for 100 years! San José City College’s new state-of-the-art facilities combined with a...

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San Jose City College

2100 Moorpark Avenue
95128 San Jose CA
United States of America (USA)

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