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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities, AA

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Additional information available on the Humanities Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Reading & Writing Literacy
  • College Quantitative Literacy 

As a PPCC humanities student you will study history, drama, philosophy, religion, fine arts, literature, and music. The study will lead you to discover the nature of humankind, the values held by those living during a particular historical period and how they relate to the circumstances of the modern world. You will learn to look at the concerns of other cultures and to reassess your own values. You may later specialize in any of the fine arts, literature, and philosophy or in the history of the arts of a particular period or country. Survey courses include the study of the arts of Asia, Africa, Latin America, ethnic American groups, and traditional western regions.

Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Humanities degree program, students should be able to:

  • Create and develop ideas within the context of the situation and the assigned task(s)
  • Critically read, evaluate, apply, and synthesize evidence and/or sources in support of a claim
  • Follow an appropriate documentation system
  • Evaluate the relevance of context when presenting a position and identify assumptions
  • Establish a conclusion that is tied to the range of information presented
  • Reflect on implications and consequences of stated conclusion

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours

Natural and Physical Sciences


Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

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