The Associate in Arts in General Studies Pattern I with an emphasis in Arts and Humanities degree covers a broad area of study and is intended for students who may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university or who may need to explore possibilities before committing themselves to a major. The courses that fulfill the Arts and Humanities area of emphasis will examine the cultural activities and artistic expressions of human beings. The courses are designed to develop students' awareness of the ways in which people throughout the ages and in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation and to develop students' aesthetic understanding and ability to make value judgments.
Students are required to:
- Complete Oxnard College’s General Education requirements to include areas A-F.
- Complete courses in the area of emphasis listed below.
- Complete a minimum of 18 units in the chosen area of emphasis with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P”) in each of the courses selected within the chosen area.
- Complete a minimum of 6 of the 18 units within a single discipline.
- Complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable units.
- Complete competency requirements in Mathematics and English.
- Complete requirements in scholarship (2.0 minimum cumulative degree-applicable GPA).
- Complete residency requirements.
- Students must complete at least 12 semester units in residence at Oxnard College in order to receive a degree from Oxnard College. The same policy applies to all colleges in the district: a minimum of 12 semester units must be completed at the college granting the degree.
NOTE: Students planning to transfer to a four-year university are advised that this curriculum may not adequately prepare them for transfer. General Studies Patterns II and III are designed for transfer students.
Students will select a minimum of 18 units from the courses below, with a minimum of 6 units in a single discipline.
|ART R101||Introduction to Art and Visual Culture||3|
|ART R102||Western Art I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages||3|
|ART R102H||Honors: Western Art I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages||3|
|ART R103||Western Art II: Renaissance to Contemporary||3|
|ART R103H||Honors: Western Art II: Renaissance to Contemporary||3|
|ART R104A||Color and Design: 2-D Foundations||3|
|ART R106A||Drawing and Composition I||3|
|ART R140||Multicultural Children's Art||3|
|ART R171||Modern Art||3|
|ART R172||Art of the Ancient Americas||3|
|ART R172H||Honors: Art of the Ancient Americas||3|
|ART R174||Latin American Art||3|
|ART R174H||Honors: Latin American Art||3|
|ASL R101||American Sign Language 1||4|
|ASL R102||American Sign Language 2||4|
|ASL R103||American Sign Language 3||4|
|ASL R104||American Sign Language 4||4|
|DANC R100||Dance Appreciation||3|
|ENGL R102||Critical Thinking through Composition and Literature||4|
|ENGL R102H||Honors: Critical Thinking through Composition and Literature||4|
|ENGL R103||Creative Writing||3|
|ENGL R104||English Literature I||3|
|ENGL R105||English Literature II||3|
|ENGL R107||American Literature I||3|
|ENGL R108||American Literature II||3|
|ENGL R112||Literature by Women||3|
|ENGL R124||Introduction to LGBTIQ Literature||3|
|ENGL R125||Children's Literature||3|
|ENGL R126||Introduction to Chicana/o Literature||3|
|ENGL R129||Introduction to Latinx Literature||3|
|ENGL R134||African-American Literature||3|
|ESL R100||College Writing Preparation for Non-Native Speakers||4|
|ETHS R134||African-American Literature||3|
|FILI R101||Elementary Filipino 1||4|
|FILI R102||Elementary Filipino 2||4|
|FTVE R100||Introduction to Electronic Media||3|
|FTVE R107||History of Film||3|
|FTVE R110||Introduction to Media Writing||3|
|FTVE R130||Beginning Single Camera Production||3|
|FTVE R135||Beginning TV Studio Production||3|
|FTVE R155||Advanced Studio Production||3|
|HIST R109||History of Mexico||3|
|HIST R117||History of American Women||3|
|HIST R126||History of Latin America||3|
|HIST R150||World History I||3|
|HIST R150H||Honors: World History I||3|
|HIST R160||World History II||3|
|HIST R160H||Honors: World History II||3|
|MUS R101||Fundamentals of Music||3|
|MUS R103||Music Appreciation||3|
|MUS R109||Music of Latin America||3|
|MUS R116||History of Rock Music||3|
|MUS R130||Understanding Music and Dance for Elementary Education||3|
|PHIL R101||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHIL R101H||Honors: Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHIL R102||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PHIL R102H||Honors: Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PHIL R103||Survey of World Religions: East||3|
|PHIL R104||Survey of World Religions: West||3|
|PHIL R105||History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy||3|
|PHIL R106||History of Modern Philosophy||3|
|PHIL R108||World Mythology||3|
|PHIL R110||Philosophy of Religion||3|
|PHIL R114||Social Philosophy||3|
|PHIL R115||Comparative World Religions||3|
|PHIL R115H||Honors: Comparative World Religions||3|
|PHIL R116||Contemporary Moral Issues||3|
|SPAN R100||Elementary Spanish I||4|
|SPAN R110||Elementary Spanish II||4|
|SPAN R200||Intermediate Spanish I||4|
|SPAN R210||Intermediate Spanish II||4|
|SPAN R220||Spanish for Heritage Speakers I||4|
|SPAN R220H||Honors: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I||4|
|SPAN R230||Spanish for Heritage Speakers II||4|
|SPAN R230H||Honors: Spanish for Heritage Speakers II||4|
|SPAN R232||Latin American Literature||3|
|SPAN R232H||Honors: Latin American Literature||3|
|SPAN R234||Latin American and Spanish Film||3|
|SPAN R236||Cultures of Latin America||3|
|SPAN R236H||Honors: Cultures of Latin America||3|
|THTR R111||Introduction to Theatre||3|
|THTR R151||Acting I||3|
|Total Required Major Units||18|
|Oxnard College General Education||29|
|Double-counted Units||- 3-6|
|Free Electives Required||16-19|
|Total Units Required for the A.A. Degree||60|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Describe the theoretical concepts and aesthetics of human expression in the Arts.
- Identify and discuss (in a way that demonstrates broad-based knowledge) at least two major contributions to knowledge and society by key people within one or more disciplines in the Arts.
- Describe the historical and cultural context of a Western or non-Western movement in the visual arts, design, music, dance, theatre, television, or film.
- Express understanding and appreciation of varieties of cultural and artistic expression.
- Identify values of culture and community as expressed through art.
- Explain how artistic works, both historic and contemporary, are individual expressions of the culture and history of their creation.
- Analyze and describe how one’s own artistic work blends personal vision, sociocultural background, ethical values, and aesthetic judgment.
- Demonstrate factual knowledge of the emergence and development of a set of ideas, an artistic form or medium, or a religious, philosophical, or artistic tradition.
- Apply a methodological approach to scholarly analysis and critical assessment of the artistic and intellectual creations of Western and non-western cultures, for academic disciplines in the humanities.
- Assess the effectiveness and value of a given cultural artifact using standards appropriate to the medium and cultural origin of the work.
- Make clear, well organized, and substantive written and oral presentations.
- Read, comprehend and communicate at the beginning or intermediate level of a target language.
- Participate in informed discourse on topics involving art, architecture, language, literature, politics and current events, history, ethnography, geography, religion, philosophy, music, or theater.