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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Diversity Studies Programs of Study

Diversity Studies
A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division–Room HVPA-200–443-518-1480.

This curriculum is designed for those students who want to use an interdisciplinary approach in the pursuit of knowledge. Diversity Studies is designed to transfer to a four-year school where students would further their studies in a similar concentration. The curriculum gives the student flexibility to pursue a major interest and, at the same time, to fulfill the lower-division general education requirements for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Students should seek guidance from advisors and the institution to which they intend to transfer to determine appropriate coursework for specific transfer programs. 
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal total of general education and required courses must equal total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit. 
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts &  
 Literature1Humanities Core Course (see p. 64)
 Arts Core Course (see p. 64)
 Literature Core Course (see p. 63)9-11
Social Sciences2Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses
 (see p. 65)6
ScienceScience Core Courses (see p. 66; must include
 one course with lab)7-8
MathematicsMathematics Core Course (see p. 66)3-5
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core
 Course (see p. 66)2-3
Choose 32-35 credits in at least four different disciplines (3 credits each, except where noted): 
ANTH-110Global Archaeology
ANTH-120Comparative World Cultures
ANTH-220/ARAB-220Cultures of the Middle East
ANTH-221/SPAN-221Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World
ANTH-222/CHNS-222Cultures of China
ANTH-223/HUMN-223Cultures of Asia
ARTT-123African Art and Architecture
ARTT-124 Far Eastern Art
ARTT-125Middle Eastern Art
ARTT-224 Art and Culture of Ancient Egypt
DANC-104Hip-Hop Dance (1 credit)
DANC-105/LFIT-105Belly Dancing (1 credit)
DANC-114/FINE-114History and Culture of Hip-Hop
DANC-188African Dance (2 credits)
DANC-200World Dance (1 credit)
DANC-205/LFIT-205Intermediate Belly Dancing (1 credit) 
ENGL-206African American Literature
ENGL-213Latin American Literature
ENGL-214Middle Eastern Literature
ENGL-226World Literature I
ENGL-227World Literature II
EXSC-220Introduction to the Martial Arts
FILM-172Introduction to World Cinema
FILM-201 British Film
FILM-203Indian Film
FILM-204Middle Eastern Film
FILM-205/ITAL-205 Italian Film
FILM-206/FREN-206 French Film
FILM-207/GERM-207 German Film
FILM-208Asian Film
FILM-209 Scandinavian Film
FILM-210/RUSS-210 Russian Film
FILM-211 African Film
FILM-240 Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Films
FINE-101Humanities Through the Arts
FINE-102Arts, Cultures, and Ideas
HIST-205A History of Race and Ethnicity in the United States
HIST-208History of Africa
HIST-209History of the Middle East
HIST-210History of Latin America
HIST-211Asian Civilization – China, Japan, and Korea
HIST-213History of Modern Russia
HIST-216  History of the Indian Subcontinent
HIST-218 History of Southeast Asia
HIST-226History of African American Experience
HUMN-105/FILM-105 Projecting the Past: Ancient Rome, Cinema, and History
LFIT-126Yoga I (1 credit)
LFIT-127Tai Chi (1 credit)
LFIT-128Martial Arts I (1 credit)
LFIT-130Mixed Martial Arts (1 credit)
LFIT-131Martial Arts of Southeast Asia (1 credit)
LFIT-132Yoga II (1 credit)
MUSC-108African American Music
MUSC-233 World Music 
MUSC-235 Music of East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea
PHIL-110Introduction to Chinese Taoism (1 credit)
PHIL-111Introduction to Japanese Zen Buddhism (1 credit)
PHIL-112Introduction to African Philosophy (1 credit)
PHIL-116/HEED-116Fundamentals of Spiritual Awareness
PHIL-140/HEED-140The Philosophy and Practice of Tai Chi
PHIL-141/HEED-141The Philosophy and Practice of Yoga
PHIL-201Religions of the World
PHIL-230/EXSC-230Philosophy of the Martial Arts
PHIL-260/FILM-260Film and Philosophy
PUBH-280Global Health
SOCI-115Emerging World Issues
SOCI-160/AGNG-160The Aging Process: Gerontology
SOCI-201Minorities in American Society
SPCH-115Intercultural Communication
Women’s StudiesAny courses with a WMST prefix
World LanguagesWorld Language Sequence (8-16 credits)32-35
1 One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
2 One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.







hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST