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Humanities Area

  • Students will confirm the ability to think critically through demonstrating interpretive ability and cultural literacy. 
  • Students will acquire competence in reflecting critically upon the human condition. 

In order to fulfill the Humanities area requirement, students must choose at least one course from each discipline (Visual & Performing Arts, Philosophy/Religion, and Literature). At least one course in the Humanities area must be a core option course (designated with •). 

General Education Courses - 9 Credit Hours

Discipline: Visual & Performing Arts (choose one, 3crs.) 
•ARH2000, Understanding Visual Arts 
ARH2050, Art History I 
ARH2051, Art History II 
ARH2060, History of Architecture 
•MUL2010, Understanding Music 
MUL2110, Survey of Music Literature 
•THE2000, Understanding Theatre 
THE2071, Survey of Film 
*Discipline: Philosophy/Religion (choose one, 3 crs.) 
(Students must complete ENC1101 with a minimum grade of "C" before taking Philosophy/Religion courses, which also require completion with a minimum grade of "C.") 
+*FRE2200, Second-Year French I
*PHH2060, Introduction to Classical Philosophy 
*PHI2002, Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Philosophy 
•*PHI2010, Introduction to Philosophy
*PHI2600, Ethics 
*PHI2620, Environmental Ethics
*PHI2635, Biomedical Ethics 
*REL2121, Introduction to Religion in America 
*REL2300, Religions of the World 
*REL2315, Eastern Religions 
*SPN2200, Second-Year Spanish I 
Discipline: Literature (choose one, 3 crs.) 
(Students must complete ENC1102 with a minimum grade of "C" before taking Literature courses, which also require completion with a minimum grade of "C.") 
*AML2010, American Literature through the Civil War 
*AML2020, American Literature: Reconstruction to Present 
*AML2600, African-American Literature 
*ENG2111, Literature and Film 
*ENL2012, English Literature through the 18th Century 
*ENL2022, English Literature: Romantics to Present 
•+*LIT2000, Literature and Culture
*LIT2040, World Drama 
*LIT2090, Contemporary Literature 
*LIT2110, World Literature: Ancient – Renaissance 
*LIT2120, World Literature: Enlightenment to Present 
*LIT2380, Women in Literature 

New students who were initially admitted as first-time-in-college students in fall 2014 or thereafter, pursuant to s. 1007.25, F.S., must meet foreign language competency as specified in s. 1007.262, F.S. This competency is ordinarily demonstrated through completion of two credits of sequential high school foreign language OR successful completion of two semesters of foreign language at the postsecondary level. Basic American Sign Language (ASL1400/ASL1401) does not meet this requirement. Prior to the award of an associate in arts or baccalaureate degree, first-time-in-college students entering a Florida College System institution in fall 2018, and thereafter, pursuant to s. 1007.25, F.S., must demonstrate competency in civic literacy. Students have the option to demonstrate competency through completion of POS2041 or AMH2020 or by achieving a passing score on the AP Government and Politics: United States, AP United States History, or CLEP: American Government examination.

No more than two physical education/activity semester hours may be used for the AA degree. No more than six hours of Cooperative Education may be used for the AA degree. No more than 30 hours of College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit may be used for the AA degree.

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.
* Minimum grade of "C" required.
+ Prerequisites required.

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