Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Multicultural Studies

Contact Information

Dean: Al Taccone

Office: Building 4800, 760.795.6881

Full-Time Faculty

Joanne Benschop

Associate in Arts Degree

Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Multicultural Studies

These interdisciplinary courses promote an appreciation of multicultural influences in contemporary society. Courses in this category encourage students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to function effectively in a pluralistic democratic society and to interact, negotiate, and communicate with people from diverse groups in order to create a civic and moral community that works for the common good. This emphasis provides students with lower-division major preparation for disciplines within the area of study devoted to culture and society. These majors include Chicano studies, ethnic studies, foreign language, global studies, international development, peace and conflict studies, and women's studies.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement:

  • Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to develop communication, critical thinking, and intellectual skills that effectively prepare him/her for lifelong learning and for advanced study in a wide range of majors at the university level.

Select a minimum of 18 units from the following:

ADM 230Policing in a Diverse and Multicultural Society3
ANTH 102Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTH 102H Cultural Anthropology (Honors)
ANTH 104Native American Cultures3
ART 290Landmarks of Art3
BUS 160International Business3
CHLD 210Child, Family, and Community3
CHNS 101Elementary Chinese (First Semester)4
CHNS 102Elementary Chinese (Second Semester)4
CHNS 121Introduction to Chinese Culture3
CHNS 201Intermediate Chinese (Third Semester)4
COMM 135Gender Studies in Communication3
COMM 215Intercultural Communication3
DNCE 104Dance on Film3
DNCE 105Dance Cultures of the World3
ECON 100Survey of Economics3
ECON 101Principles of Economics: MACRO3
ECON 102Principles of Economics: MICRO3
EDUC 115Foundations of Teaching as a Profession3
FILM 211Identity and Film: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality3
FILM 212Women and Film: Representation and Impact3
FREN 101Elementary French (First Semester)4
FREN 102Elementary French (Second Semester)4
FREN 201Intermediate French (Third Semester)4
FREN 202Intermediate French (Fourth Semester)4
GEOG 102Cultural Geography3
GEOG 104World Geography3
GRMN 101Elementary German (First Semester)4
GRMN 102Elementary German (Second Semester)4
GRMN 201Intermediate German (Third Semester)4
GERO 101Introduction to Aging3
GERO 250Intergenerational Issues3
HIST 103Western Civilization to 16483
or HIST 103H Western Civilization to 1648 (Honors)
HIST 104Western Civilization Since 16483
or HIST 104H Western Civilization Since 1648 (Honors)
HIST 107East Asian Societies3
HIST 109History of the Middle East3
or HIST 109H History of the Middle East (Honors)
HIST 115Women in American History3
HIST 116History of the Americas to 18303
or HIST 116H History of the Americas to 1830 (Honors)
HIST 117History of the Americas Since 18303
or HIST 117H History of the Americas Since 1830 (Honors)
HIST 141Mexican American History Through 18773
HIST 142Mexican American History Since 18773
HIST 145African American History to 18773
HIST 146African American History Since 18773
HUMN 101Introduction to the Arts3
or HUMN 101H Introduction to the Arts (Honors)
HUMN 250American Studies: First Contact Through the Civil War3
ITAL 101Elementary Italian (First Semester)4
ITAL 102Elementary Italian (Second Semester)4
ITAL 103Elementary Italian for Spanish speakers (First Semester)4
ITAL 104Elementary Italian for Spanish speakers (Second Semester)4
ITAL 121Introduction to Italian Culture3
ITAL 201Intermediate Italian (Third Semester)4
ITAL 202Intermediate Italian (Fourth Semester)4
ITAL 210Intermediate Italian Conversation and Reading3
JAPN 101Elementary Japanese (First Semester)4
JAPN 102Elementary Japanese (Second Semester)4
JAPN 121Introduction to Japanese Culture3
JAPN 201Intermediate Japanese (Third Semester)4
JAPN 202Intermediate Japanese (Fourth Semester)4
JAPN 210Intermediate Conversation I and Reading3
LING 110English Language Structure and Function3
LIT 250American Literature: First Contact Through the Civil War3
LIT 251American Literature: Mid-1800s to the Present3
LIT 270World Literature to 16003
LIT 271World Literature Since 16003
MUS 113Multicultural Roots of American Music3
MUS 116A Survey of World Music3
PLSC 150Introduction to International Relations3
PSYC 125Psychology of Women3
PSYC/SOC 145Psychology/Sociology of the Family3
RELG 101World Religions3
RELG 105Eastern Religions3
SOC 105Introduction to Justice Studies3
SOC 110Comparative Cultures3
SOC 120Introduction to Women's Studies3
SOC 130Introduction to Gender Studies3
SOC 207Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOC 230Introduction to Chicana/o Studies3
SOC 240Introduction to Black Studies3
SPAN 101Elementary Spanish (First Semester)4
SPAN 102Elementary Spanish (Second Semester)4
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish (Third Semester)4
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish (Fourth Semester)4
SPAN 203Spanish for Native Speakers4
SPAN 205Hispanic Film, Literature, and Composition3
SPAN 210Intermediate Conversation and Reading3