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General Studies – Emphasis in Arts and Human Expression

General Studies
Arts and Human Expression


The General Studies degree with an area of emphasis is designed to give students a broad introduction to an area of knowledge represented by related disciplines and topics. This degree is intended for students who may not be intending to pursue a specific occupational major, nor are they necessarily planning to transfer. However, careful educational planning with a counselor will help to ensure that if a student did decide at a later date to transfer to a university, they would have a foundation in the transfer planning process. Students will select an “Area of Emphasis” from four options based on their interests and educational goals.

These 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 emphasis includes lower division coursework that prepares students for potential careers in fine arts, foreign languages, literature, and philosophy.

To acquire the Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies with an Emphasis in Arts and Human Expression, it is necessary to complete the graduation requirements of the College, along with the following:

Major Advising Sheet: General Studies – Arts and Human Expression 20-21