Contact Information

Contact Information
Liberal Arts
Anne Fleischmann
Associate Deans
Patrick Marasso, Lynn Medeiros
Division Office
W 107, Rocklin Campus

Courses from the following departments are included in the interdisciplinary Arts and Cultures associate degree:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Communication Studies
  • Deaf Studies
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Development and Family
  • Humanities
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women and Gender Studies


Arts and Cultures

AA Degree

This program provides an introduction to critical thinking, multicultural studies and the arts for students interested in strengthening their analytical and communication skills and/or transferring to four-year colleges and universities. This degree builds a knowledge base appropriate for students transferring to arts and humanities programs at four-year institutions or for students building a base for transfer specialization in areas of emphasis that require primarily upper-division coursework, such as Social Work, Multicultural and Gender Studies, or World Arts and Cultures. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

Required Courses
Select 9 units from the Arts:9
Art Appreciation
Survey of Western Art I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages
Survey of Western Art II: Renaissance Traditions
Survey of Western Art III: Modern through Contemporary
History of Women in Art
History and Aesthetics of Photography (also PHOT 0010)
History of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and Oceania
History of Asian Art
History of Islamic Art
Introduction to LGBTIQ Literature
Introduction to Literary Criticism and Critical Concepts
Literature by Women
Introduction to Drama as Literature
American Literature - Beginnings through Civil War
American Literature - Civil War to the Present
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Shakespeare (The Drama)
Introduction to the Novel
Introduction to the Short Story
American Film Masterpieces
International Film Masterpieces
The Filmed Novel
The Documentary Film
Children's Literature (also HDEV 0044)
Young Adult Literature
English Literature
English Literature
World Literature
World Literature
Literature of Science Fiction
Introduction to Humanities I
Introduction to Humanities II
Music Appreciation
Introduction and History of Jazz
Survey of Music History and Literature to 1750
Survey of Music History and Literature from 1750 to Present
Introduction to Music: History of Rock and Roll
Select 9 units from Cultural Studies:9
Cultural Anthropology
Native Peoples of North America
Native Peoples of California
Magic, Witchcraft, Ritual, Myth and Religion
Anthropology of Sex, Gender and Sexuality
Performance of Diverse Literatures
Intercultural Communication
Communication Theory, Methods, and Practice
American Sign Language III
American Sign Language IV
Intermediate French - Level I
Intermediate French - Level II
Cultural Geography
Geography of California
World Regional Geography
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States since 1865
The African American Experience in American History to 1877
The African American Experience in American History since 1877
History of Traditional East Asia
History of Modern East Asia
California History
Contemporary United States History
Chicano/Mexican American History
Russian History - 10th Century to Present
Women in American History
World History to 1500
World History since 1500
Teaching in a Diverse Society
Introduction to Asian Humanities
World Religions
Elementary Japanese - Level I
Elementary Japanese - Level II
Introduction to LGBT Studies/Queer Theory (also WMST 0002)
Queer (LGBTIQ) Film History
Introduction to Asian Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy of Women in Western Cultures
Politics of the Developing World
Politics of the Middle East
Women and Politics in a Global Society
Social Psychology
Psychology of Women
Race, Ethnicity and Inequality
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
Dialogues in American Culture
African American Culture and Experience
Immigrants and Refugees in America: The European Experience
Ethnic Images in Film
Intermediate Spanish - Level I
Intermediate Spanish - Level II
Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Women's Studies
Total Units18