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Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities Emphasis

The Liberal Arts and Sciences degree prepares students for life in the global community by helping them develop a core of knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for personal and professional success. The associate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences is available in four areas of emphasis: Humanities, Multicultural Studies, Natural Science, and Social Science. Please refer to the following descriptions for the specifics of each area of emphasis. A total of 60 units are required for the degree. Students must complete COSGE pattern and a minimum of 18 units in the areas of emphasis. Consult with a counselor or advisor for course selections.

The Humanities Area of Emphasis is an interdisciplinary option for students who desire a broad study in the humanities disciplines that include Art, English, Humanities, Music, Languages, Philosophy, and Theatre. The Humanities Area of Emphas is may also help you prepare to transfer to a university. Courses completed to satisfy the Area of Emphasis requirements below may also count toward satisfying College of the Siskiyous and university transfer general education requirements. Consult with your advisor or counselor to develop an education plan that is appropriate for accomplishing your academic goals.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Area of Emphasis, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the ways in which people through the ages and in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between the creative arts, the humanities, and themselves.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and appreciate works of philosophical, historical, literary, aesthetic, and cultural importance.


For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Email: Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: (530) 938-5201