2022-2023 Course Catalog 
  
    Jun 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Course Catalog

Liberal Arts - Humanities Specialization, (AA&S)


Program Info

Minimum credits: 61
Length: 2 years (4 semesters, if suggested full-time course sequence is followed.)

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business
Contact: 434.797.8402 or 434.797.8462
Award: Associate in Arts & Science
Plan Code: 650-01 CIP Code: 24.0101

Transfer opportunities:

This degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. Humanities disciplines include art, English, philosophy, foreign languages, drama, religion, speech, and communication studies. Admission requirements vary by institution. Students are urged to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the college to which they intend to transfer and plan course selections with their DCC advisor.

Program Description

The Associate of Arts and Sciences in Liberal Arts - Humanities Specialization is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year university to study any of the traditional humanities-related fields, which include communications and journalism, religion, philosophy, as well as some of the fine arts such as art, theater, music, and creative writing. Students have sufficient flexibility to select courses appropriate to the requirements of their intended transfer institution. Students should complete a DCC program comparable to the first two years of the program at the transfer institution as admission requirements vary by institution.

Program Outcomes: Graduates of this program will demonstrate:

  1. The ability to communicate effectively by means of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  2. The critical thinking skills of synthesizing and analyzing complex ideas.
  3. The role of ethics, cultures, and society.
  4. And describe individual and group development and behavior; and
  5. Competence in research methods and scientific inquiry.

Course Sequence


Total Credits: 15


Second Semester


  • MTH Approved Transfer Math Credit Hours: 3
  • Natural Science course with lab Credit Hours: 4
  • Social Science Elective I  Credit Hours: 3
  • HIS History Elective I Credit Hours: 3 1

Total Credits: 16


Third Semester


  • Humanities Elective I Credit Hours: 3 2
  • Literature Elective I Credit Hours: 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective I Credit Hours: 3 2
  • Social Science Elective II Credit Hours: 3
  • HIS History Elective II Credit Hours: 3 1

Total Credits: 15


Fourth Semester


  • Humanities Elective II Credit Hours: 3 2
  • Literature Elective II Credit Hours: 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective II Credit Hours: 3 2
  • Fine Arts Elective I Credit Hours: 3
  • Fine Arts Elective II Credit Hours: 3

Total Credits: 15


Note:


1 History I and II. Students must complete a full-year sequence of U.S. History (HIS 121  and HIS 122 ), or Western Civilization (HIS 101  and HIS 102 ), or World Civilizations (HIS 111  and HIS 112 ).
2 Humanities & Fine Arts Electives: Students must complete at least two humanities courses plus two sophomore literature courses & at least two courses in fine arts. Students may use the liberal arts elective requirement of six credit hours to pursue greater depth in the fine arts or humanities. Again, selection of courses should be based on the student’s interest and the demands of their intended transfer institution.