Every time you read a book for pleasure, visit an art museum, attend a dance production, listen to music from another country, or study a foreign language, you're embracing the humanities.
Humanities is learning about people in different cultures and how they have expressed themselves and chronicled their achievements through art, literature, language, philosophy, religion, speech, theatre, music, dance, storytelling, and other cultural avenues of expression.
This awareness broadens our understanding of the human experience, allows us to draw on these ideas throughout our life, and enriches our own cultural expression. Intellectually, it deepens our critical and creative thinking skills as we analyze and relate to the similarities and differences between cultures.
There are several programs with the Humanities, such as Journalism, Music, Language Studies, Comparative Literature, Media Studies, Philosophy, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Women's Studies, Creative Writing, Speech Communication, and many others.
Touching upon all of these, we offer an Associate in Arts degree with an Area of Emphasis in Language Arts and Humanities
Common university majors in this emphasis include: Advertising, American Studies, Broadcast Media, Classics, Communication, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Ethics, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Journalism, Language Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Mass Communications, Philosophy, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Speech Communication, Television and Film, Women's Studies. Liberal Arts and Sciences. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major should be selected with the assistance of a San Diego City College counselor.
The Behavioral Sciences Department offers the following programs: Alcohol and Other Drug Studies, Anthropology, Community Health Work, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology. For more information on each individual program, visit their respective pages.
The following table describes the Certificates and Degrees offered.
|CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE:**||UNITS|
|Community Health Work||16|
|Conflict Resolution and Mediation||15|
|Mental Health Work||16|
|Youth Development Work||16|
|CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT:||UNITS|
|Alcohol and Other Drug Studies||36.5-37|
|Mental Health Work||19|
|ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE:||UNITS|
|ASSOCIATE IN ARTS FOR TRANSFER DEGREE:||UNITS|
|ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE:||UNITS|
|Alcohol and Other Drug Studies||36.5-37*|
*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed
to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.
** A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student's transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.