SLCC General Catalog

Humanities AA

Associate of Arts (AA)
61 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Humanities Program provides students a broad variety of courses in Humanities, Anthropology, Philosophy and Cultural Studies including Religious Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. These courses range from general surveys to specialized topics. The essentially interdisciplinary character of the program combined with the diversity of the methodological approaches and pedagogical devices used by the faculty create an effective educational model to introduce students to both the classical foundations of world cultures and to the recent developments arising out of them. The program goes far beyond an emphasis on coverage and content; each course cultivates an attentiveness to written words and auditory and visual images, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary understanding. Additionally, all regular offerings carry General Education designations.

As structured, the program is designed to provide students with a vehicle to broaden their perspectives and deepen their understandings of the world around them as well as provide a variety of avenues to further education. In addition to a core class and a 2000-level language, students in the program may choose from among four emphasis tracks depending on their areas of interest or desire for more specialization. These are: General Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Culture. Students will take a minimum of 3 courses in a track.

NOTE: Students must receive a minimum of “C” grade or better in all program required courses.

Career Opportunities

A Humanities education develops in students the fundamental skills upon which all professions rest: analytical thinking, critical reasoning, logic, clarity of expression, and lucid writing. Humanities graduates enjoy careers in such diverse fields as advertising, banking, foreign service, journalism, law, public administration, publishing, and teaching.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Cost for Students

Estimated cost of books and supplies per semester $100 to $150

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate the fundamental knowledge to be able to transfer to a variety of four-year degrees.
  • Understand key concepts, events, personalities, and varieties of media relating to the history, expression, and importance of key questions about the human condition and the values upon which those questions are based.

1 – Substantive Knowledge

2 – Communicate Effectively

4 – Think Critically

5 – Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

Students will articulate and convey intended meaning effectively using verbal and non-verbal methods of communication that demonstrate an understanding of the methodologies of the humanities and key concepts/issues regarding the human condition. 

2 – Communicate Effectively

 

Students will think independently, analytically, critically, and creatively about the products of culture and the information they contain. Specifically they will be able to:

  • identify, analyze and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own and others’ work
  • read, view, and listen to a variety of humanities texts – poems, play, stories, speeches, paintings, symphonies, etc. – and demonstrate improved facility in comprehension, interpretation, and argument
  • learn to situate the events and patterns, customs and beliefs, thoughts and symbols of people throughout time in their appropriate cultural contexts
  • make connections across disciplines

4 – Think Critically

 

Students will develop broader perspectives and a deeper understanding of their community and the world through an understanding and appreciation of human diversity.

5 – Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

 

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits Semesters Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR

 

 

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1030

Quantitative Reasoning

3

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1040

Intro to Statistics

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1050

College Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or Depth) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

For this program, students may select an additional DV course.

3

A

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

 

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

NOTE: The department recommends, but does not require, students take one of the following for the Interdisciplinary (ID) course:

Language (LN) 5 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LANG 1020

(LN)

5

 

LANG 1010

Note: LANG prefix does not exist—that prefix would be replaced by the prefix for the individual language chosen: ARB, CHI, FRN, GER, ITL,JPN, NAV, POR, RUS, SAM, SPN, TNG

Course

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ANTH 1010

Culture & Human Exp

3

A

GEOG 1300

Regional Geography

3

A

SOC 1020

Social Problems

3

A

 

Required Courses: (10 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

HUMA 1100

Intro Humanities (HU)

3

A

 

OR

 

 

 

 

HUMA 1010

Essentials Humanities (HU)

4

F, Sp

 

LANGUAGE

 

 

 

 

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LANG 2010

 

4

F, Sp

LANG 1020

OR

 

 

 

 

LANG 2020

 

4

F, Sp

LANG 2010

Additional Diversity Elective (Select One Additional Course From The Following)

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1375

Photo Diversity(FA,DV)

3

A

ART 1050 or 1310 w/C grade or better

ENGL 1050

Rdg Contmp Cultr(HU,DV)

3

A

 

ENGL 1100

Diversity/Pop US Lit(HU,DV)

3

A

 

ENGL 2760

Gender & Cultr Stdy(HU,DV)

3

F, Sp

 

ENGL 2810

Native Am Lit/Exp(HU,DV)

3

Sp

ENGL 1010 w/C or better

ENGL 2830

Div Women Write(HU,DV)

3

A

 

ENGL 2850

GLBT Studies (HU,DV)

3

A

 

ETHS 2410

African Amer(SS,DV)

3

Sp

 

ETHS 2420

Asian American(SS,DV)

3

F

 

ETHS 2430

Mexican American(SS)

3

F

 

ETHS 2440

Native Amer Cltr(SS,DV)

3

F

 

FLM 1070

Film and Culture(FA,DV)

3

A

 

HIST 2200

Americanization(SS,DV)

3

A

 

SOC 2370

Gender in Amer(SS,DV)

3

A

PSY 1010 or SOC 1010

SOC 2630

Race & Ethnicity(SS,DV)

3

A

SOC 1010

 

Emphasis Tracks: (9 Credits)

Select 9 credits from any one of the elective tracks below.  See the Department Chair or an advisor for options.

General Humanities Track (9 Credits)

Select any three courses from all courses listed under the Philosophy, Religious Studies, Art History or Cultural Studies tracks below.

Philosophy Track (Select 9 Credits)

PHIL 1000

Intro Philosophy(HU)

3

F, Sp

 

PHIL 1120

Ethics & Moral Prob(ID)

3

F, Sp

 

PHIL 1200

Div& Phil/Work(HU,DV)

3

F, Sp

 

PHIL 1250

Reason/Ratl Decision(IN)

3

F, Sp

 

PHIL 2350

Prin & Phil of Relig(HU)

3

F, Sp

 

Religious Studies Track (Select 9 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

HUMA 2120

Sacred Tex/Myth(HU)

3

F, Sp

 

HUMA 2300

World Religions (HU)

3

A

 

HUMA 2400

Religious Divrsty(HU,DV)

3

F, Sp

 

HUMA 2310

Great Books I

3

F

 

PHIL 2350

Prin & Phil of Relig(HU) 

3

F, Sp

 

Cultural Studies Track (Select 9 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

HUMA 2220

Pacific Am Studies(HU,DV)

3

F, Sp

 

HUMA 2320

Great Books II (HU)

3

Sp

 

HUMA 2600

Decade ‘60s(HU)

3

F, Sp

 

INTL 2040

Immig Exp Lit/Film(HU,DV)

3

F, Sp

 

INTL 2060

Intl Lit/S Cult Div(HU,DV)

3

A

 

INTL 2230

Global French Cultr(HU)

3

A

 

INTL 2240

Latin Amer Studies(HU)

3

A

 

Elective Courses: (3 Credits)

Complete 3 credits from any college course numbered 1000 or above.

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

  ENGL 1010

3

  ENGL 2010

3

  HUMA 1100

3

  Distribution (4)

12

  LANG

5

 

 

  Student Choice

3

 

 

  LW

1

 

 

Total

15

Total

15

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

  AI

3

  HUMA ELEC (2)

6

  Distribution

3

  Diversity

3

  HUMA ELEC

3

  Distribution

3

  LANG 2010

4

  ELEC

3

  MATH 1030

3

 

 

Total

16

Total

15

 

Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. The semesters in which courses are taught are listed below. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

 

Departmental Offerings

Humanities

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

HUMA 1010

Essentials Humanities (HU)

3

A

 

HUMA 1100

Intro Humanities(HU)

3

A

 

HUMA 1900

Special Studies

1-2

F, Sp

 

HUMA 2000

CO-OP

2-4

F, Sp

Instructor approval

HUMA 2120

Sacred Text/Myth(HU)

3

F, Sp

 

HUMA 2130

Philosophy in Lit (ID)

3

F, Sp

 

HUMA 2220

Pacific Am Studies (HU,DV)

3

F, Sp

 

HUMA 2300

World Religions(HU)

3

A

 

HUMA 2310

Great Books I

3

F

 

HUMA 2320

Great Books II

3

Sp

 

HUMA 2350

His/Phil of Religion

3

F, Sp

 

HUMA 2400

Religious Div US (HU, DV)

3

A

 

HUMA 2600

Decade ‘60s (HU)

3

F, Sp

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philosophy

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PHIL 1000

Intro Philosophy(HU)

3

F, Sp

 

PHIL 1120

Ethics & Moral Prob(ID)

3

F, Sp

 

PHIL 1200

Div& Phil/Work(HU,DV)

3

F, Sp

 

PHIL 1250

Reason/Ratl Decision(IN)

3

F, Sp

 

PHIL 2350

Prin & Phil of Relig(HU)

3

F, Sp

 

Department Contact Info

Humanities, Language and Culture Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 286

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4338

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Technology Building (TB) 315
801-957-3866

Department Chair
Dr. Paul Allen

Program Faculty

Professors
Richard Jensen

Associate Professors
Paul Allen
Jennifer Bauman
Jane Drexler,
Alexander Izrailevsky
Suzanne Jacobs