2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog

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Interdisciplinary Studies, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Option, AA



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The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences option is designed for the student who desires a broad exposure to the development of human culture and social organization through exploration of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and how each area influences and supports the other at the Associate Degree level. Courses in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences option are those which focus on the cultural activities and artistic expressions, as well as the organizational principles and patterns of human beings. Such courses include introductory or integrative courses in arts, anthropology, foreign languages, history, economics, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, and theatre. These courses are designed to help the student develop an awareness of the ways in which people throughout the ages and in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an introduction to the various fields in the arts and humanities. These courses will provide the background for a successful transition to a four-year degree.
  2. Demonstrate an introduction to the various fields in the social sciences. These courses will provide the background for a successful transition to a four-year degree.

Program Information


The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences option is designed for the student who desires a broad exposure to the development of human culture and social organization through exploration of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and how each area influences and supports the other at the Associate Degree level. Courses in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences option are those which focus on the cultural activities and artistic expressions, as well as the organizational principles and patterns of human beings. Such courses include introductory or integrative courses in arts, anthropology, foreign languages, history, economics, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, and theatre. These courses are designed to help the student develop an awareness of the ways in which people throughout the ages and in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an introduction to the various fields in the arts and humanities. These courses will provide the background for a successful transition to a four-year degree.
  2. Students will demonstrate an introduction to the various fields in the social sciences. These courses will provide the background for a successful transition to a four-year degree.

Courses Within the Area of Emphasis


Area A - Arts and Humanities


Complete 6 units selected from:

Area B - Social Sciences


Complete 6 units selected from:

Area C


Complete 6 additional units selected from any of the courses listed above.

General Education


Complete one of the following General Education patterns:

*Completion of the San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education pattern may be appropriate for the student who is:

  1. planning to transfer to an out of state or independent 4-year college or university that accepts completion of the Associate Degree for transfer.
  2. following NCAA guidelines.

General Education requirements vary widely from institution to institution. It is highly recommended that students see a counselor or consult the selected baccalaureate transfer campus catalog for appropriate GE course selection.

Minimum Area of Emphasis Units Required: 18


Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60


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