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Humanities

Associate in Arts

Minimum of 61 credit hours
An Associate Degree in Arts in Humanities offers flexibility in course selections and degree completion. For students interested in various cultures through the ages and how areas such as English, history, music, or art, have impacted humanity through the ages, an Associate Degree in Arts in Humanities is the perfect degree.  By taking a combination of these courses, students can work toward a Humanities degree and still focus their academic studies in Humanities, Literature, or Philosophy. This degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university. Students will learn the cultural history of civilizations and study significant developments from Classical, Medieval and Modern times.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE 1 Life Skills  
    ENGL 1113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 Gen Ed  
    PHIL 1123 CRITICAL THINKING 3 Major  
    HIST 1483 U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR OR  Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. HISTORY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR 3 Gen Ed  
    MATH 1503 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS OR  Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR BUSINESS, LIFE SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES OR  Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS 3 Gen Ed  
    PSY 1113 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY OR  Gen Ed  
    SOC 1113 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3 Gen Ed  
    ENGL 2123 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3 Gen Ed  
    PHIL 1013 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 3 Gen Ed  
    HUM HUMANITIES ELECTIVE Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    HUM 2213 HUMANITIES CLASSICAL AND MEDIEVAL 3 Major  
    PHYS ANY PHYSICAL SCIENCE 3-4 Gen Ed  
    HUM MAJOR ANY COURSES TAKEN FROM HUM, ENGL (2123 OR ABOVE), OR PHIL PREFIXES 6 Major  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    BIO BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE OR  Gen Ed  
    HUM 2223 HUMANITIES MODERN 3 Major  
    HUM MAJOR ANY COURSES TAKEN FROM HUM, ENGL (2123 OR ABOVE), OR PHIL PREFIXES 8 Major  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (23 Credit Hours) HUM 2213; HUM 2223; PHIL 1123; Fourteen credit hours chosen from HUM, ENGL (2123 or above), or PHIL prefixes.

    General Education Courses: (37 Credit Hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; Mathematics: MATH 1503 or MATH 1513 or MATH 2013; * Sciences: Three to four credit hours of general education Biological Science; three to four credit hours Physical Science-one of the science courses must include a lab component; Social Sciences: PSY 1113 or SOC 1113; PHIL 1013; ENGL 2123; Humanities: six hours general education from the humanities course list.

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO - BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Biological Science

    Electives

    HUM - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    HUM MAJOR - ANY COURSES TAKEN FROM HUM, ENGL (2123 OR ABOVE), OR PHIL PREFIXES
    Prerequisites: None
    CREDIT

    HUM, ENGL (2123 or above), or PHIL prefixes.

    PHYS - ANY PHYSICAL SCIENCE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Any Physical Science

    English

    ENGL 1113 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3 CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    ENGL 2123 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENGL 1213
    3 CREDITS

    This course is a study of literary forms and genres, including short story, poetry, drama, and novels. Students will be introduced to literary terminology, critical theories, and a diversity of authors and literary styles. Through various assignments, written and/or oral, students will demonstrate their ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret literary forms.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1870 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, the student will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in his society and help resolve conflict in society based on the students search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. HISTORY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Humanities

    HUM 2213 - HUMANITIES CLASSICAL AND MEDIEVAL
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3 CREDITS

    This course is a study of the humanities from pre-history through the early Renaissance. The student will recognize, interpret, and evaluate the interrelationship of art, architecture, literature, philosophy, and music and their legacies and impact on contemporary culture.

    HUM 2223 - HUMANITIES MODERN
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3 CREDITS

    This course is a study of the humanities from the early Renaissance to the present. The studnet will recognize, interpret, and evaluate the interrelationship of art, architecture, literature, philosophy,and music and their legacies and impact on contemporary culture.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1503 - CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score. Pre or Co-requisite ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103
    3 CREDITS

    A study of the mathematics needed for critical evaluation of quantitative information and arguments (including logic, critical appraisal of graphs and tables); use of simple mathematical models, and an introduction to elementary statistics.

    MATH 1513 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR BUSINESS, LIFE SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Philosophy

    PHIL 1013 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3 CREDITS

    After a review of the methods and sub-fields of philosophy, students will describe the positions selected philosophers have taken on several basic problems. Students will also describe and defend their own perspectives on these problems.

    PHIL 1123 - CRITICAL THINKING
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3 CREDITS

    Critical Thinking provides opportunities for students to practice skills in both intellectual and personal development. Throughout the course, students will examine cognitive development, sound inductive argument development, biases and fallacies in decision formation, and problem solving skills. Students will apply these aspects of thought formation and critical thinking skills to writing development, goal setting, social analysis, and problem solving. This course satisfies three credit hours of the General Education humanities requirement for all Associates in Arts, Science, and Diversified Studies degrees.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Psychology

    PSY 1113 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    A survey of the major areas of study in psychology such as motivation, learning, physiology, personality, social psychology, abnormal behavior, perception, memory, cognition/thought, and treatment.

    Sociology

    SOC 1113 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will identify the sociological dimensions of human behavior by analyzing the concepts of society, culture, socialization, institutions, social stratification and social change.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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