Aug 09, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog

Degree Map: Humanities Concentration for Liberal Arts AA


Humanities Concentration Description

The Humanities engage students in a study of culture – the ways people understand their shared experiences and express meaning in their lives.  In particular, the Humanities explore both historical and contemporary cultures in a search for answers to vital questions:   What does it mean to be human?  What is our human condition?  What does it mean to live a good life?  Music, art, literature, philosophy, languages, architecture, film, and history are among the most recognizable subjects humanities students can expect to become skilled at analyzing and evaluating.  As they learn to see, discuss, and write about similarity and difference, continuity and change, beauty and tragedy, students will learn to anticipate connections between the values and ideas they and others live by in a world that is diverse, yet shared, enduring yet fragile.

Successful humanities majors become skilled critical thinkers, readers, and writers.  They are sensitive interpreters of nuance and the creation of meaning in spoken, visual, aural, and written formats.  Those who continue their studies are well-prepared for a variety of specialized fields, including art history, cultural studies, ethnic studies, film studies. Legal studies, literary studies, music, education journalism, advertising, and communication and design.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this concentration you will be able to:

  • Discuss the origins and importance of culture.
  • Explain how human experience and knowledge shape and are shaped by creative expression.
  • Analyze aesthetic styles with appropriate reference to form, content, and historical context.
  • Communicate effectively in speech and writing about topics relevant to Humanities.
  • Appraise a range of worldviews.

Degree Map

The degree map below is an example of how a full-time student can complete this degree in two years.  You should see an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for an Associate in Arts degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
General Education Humanities.  HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  or
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
General Education Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1053 - Art History Survey I (H)  
GEOG 1043 - Introduction to Cultural Geography (S,I,H)  
RELG 1113 - Introduction to Religious Studies (H)  
THEA 1093 - Introduction to Theatre (H)  
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
General Education Humanities.  HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  or
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   3
General Education Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1063 - Art History Survey II (H)  
ENGL 2413 - Introduction to Literature (H)  
MUSC 1113 - Music Appreciation (H)  
PHIL 1113 - Introduction to Philosophy (H)  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2333 - Humanities: Literature and Film (H)  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
HUMN 2613 - International Film (H,I)  
HUMN 2663 - Hollywood’s America (H)  
 
Total Credit Hours  

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
General Education Required Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
RELG 2173 - Religion and Society (H)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (H) (S)  
3
General Education Science with lab.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  
GEOG 1014 - Geography (Physical) (L)  
GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L)  
PHSC 1114 - General Physical Science (L,N)  
4
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2323 - Humanities III: Early 20th Century to the Present (H)  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
HUMN 2553 - Introduction to American Humanities (H)  
HUMN 2883 - Cultural Identities and the Arts in America (H)  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HIST 1053 - Ancient and Medieval Western Civilization (H)  
PHIL 2133 - Introduction to Ethical Thinking (H)  
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
Any World Language course
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  
PHIL 1133 - Philosophy in Literature (H)  
PHIL 2143 - Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (H)  (offered spring)
RELG 1213 - Religions of the World: The Eastern Tradition (H) (I)  
Next semester of the same World Language
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
General Education Science without lab.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
BIOL 1383 - Nutrition  
BIOL 2213 - Brain and Behavior  
BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2323 - Humanities III: Early 20th Century to the Present (H)  
HUMN 2553 - Introduction to American Humanities (H)  
HUMN 2613 - International Film (H,I)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
Any English Literature course
HIST 1063 - Modern Western Civilization (H)  
HIST 2333 - African-American History (H)  
NAMS 2313 - Native American Literature, Drama, and Film (H)  
PHIL 2163 - Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science (H)  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2333 - Humanities: Literature and Film (H)  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
HUMN 2663 - Hollywood’s America (H)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HIST 1073 - Twentieth Century World History (H) (I)  
NAMS 2213 - Native American Spiritualities (H)  
NAMS 2343 - Native American History (H)  
NAMS 2613 - Native American Art  
Any World Language course
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

Transfer Information

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year university for completion of a baccalaureate degree.  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.