Degrees & Certificates
Certificate of Achievement
About the Program
Humanities is an interdisciplinary academic field that encourages students to critically examine a diverse, interconnected, and changing world and their own lives within it by exploring human creativity past and present. Courses in Humanities offer students a creative, historical, and philosophical immersion in a number of different but overlapping fields of study: painting, sculpture, architecture, music, theater, literature, film, dance, etc. In addition to practicing critical skills for analyzing various forms of art, Humanities students are encouraged to develop an appreciation for the value of arts and ideas in their own lives and in society as a whole.
The Humanities Program at Las Positas College is in the Arts and Humanities Division and forms part of the Humanities Cluster along with Philosophy and Religious Studies. Humanities courses prepare those interested in majoring in Liberal Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Art History, Film, Classical Studies, Philosophy, or Humanities for successful transfer to four-year institutions.
About the Certificate
The Humanities Certificate of Achievement is designed to offer students a broad introduction to the history and analysis of art forms, styles, and movements, as well as introducing them to important themes and aspects of human creativity seen in material culture, belief systems, and major ideas throughout time. Humanities courses prepare those interested majoring in fields, such as Liberal Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Art History, Film, Classical Studies, Philosophy, or Humanities.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Humanities, students are able to critically evaluate works of art using the elements and principles of art.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Humanities, students are able to discuss important themes expressed in material culture, belief systems, and major ideas seen throughout history.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Humanities, students are able
to interpret and analyze aspects of culture and art by applying theoretical methods
used in the humanities.
|HUMN 3 Introduction to Humanities||3|
|HUMN 28 World Mythology||3|
|PHIL 1 God, Nature, Human Nature||3|
|ENG 32 U.S. Women's Literature||3|
|ENG 41 Modern World Literature||3|
|HIST 32 U.S. Women's History||3|
|HUMN 6 Nature and Culture||3|
|HUMN 10 American Arts and Ideas||3|
|PHIL 2 Ethics||3|
|RELS 1 Religions of the World||3|
|WMST 2 Global Perspective of Women||3|
|ARHS 7 Modern Art History||3|
|HUMN 4 Global Cinemas||4|
|MUS 3 World Music||3|
|PHTO 67 History of Photography||3|
|THEA 4 American Cultures in Theater||3|
|THEA 10 Introduction to Dramatic Arts||3|
|ARHS 2 Art of the Ancient Americas||3|
|ARHS 5 Western Art History - Renaissance to Contemporary||3|
|HIST 1 Western Civilization to 1600||3|
|HIST 2 Western Civilization Since 1600||3|
|HUMN 11 Culture and the Arts I: Ancient World to the Renaissance||3|
|HUMN 12 Culture and the Arts II: The Modern World||3|
Updated: July 2022