Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College is designed for students who desire the benefits of fulfilling the general education requirements for transfer and the opportunity to pursue a specific area of emphasis.  

The Arts and Humanities area of emphasis is an interdisciplinary option for students who desire a broad study in disciplines that include Art, English, Humanities, Music, Languages, Philosophy, and Theatre. The Arts and Humanities area of emphasis will help students prepare for transfer to a university in potential majors such as fine arts, English, linguistics, theatre, art history, philosophy, and related fields. 

The Social Sciences area of emphasis is an interdisciplinary option for students who desire a broad study in the social science disciplines that includes Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The Social Sciences area of emphasis will help students prepare for transfer to a university in potential majors such as anthropology, sociology, history, business, economics, psychology, political science, and related fields. 

The Mathematics and Science area of emphasis is an interdisciplinary option for students who desire a broad study in the natural science disciplines that include Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physical Science, Physics and Math. The Mathematics and Science area of emphasis will help students prepare for transfer to a university in potential majors such as math, the biological sciences, the physical sciences, and related fields. 

Program Learning Outcomes

• Demonstrate a solid foundation in oral and written communication and mathematics.
• Develop a broad understanding and awareness of the nature of living things and the physical environment.
• Recognize the broad spectrum of achievement and theory in the arts, the culture, and society.
• Enhance the ability to adapt, respond, and grow in a changing world.
• Gain in-depth knowledge in one of the following areas of emphasis: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, or Mathematics and Science.


Degree

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. AREA OF EMPHASIS:
Students must complete 27 transferable units in one of the following areas of emphasis: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, or Mathematics and Science.

The Arts and Humanities area of emphasis is an interdisciplinary option for students who desire a broad study in disciplines that include Art, English, Humanities, Music, Languages, Philosophy, and Theatre. The Arts and Humanities area of emphasis will help students prepare for transfer to a university in potential majors such as fine arts, English, linguistics, theatre, art history, philosophy, and related fields. Courses completed to satisfy the area of emphasis requirements below may also count toward satisfying university transfer general education requirements. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to develop an education plan that is appropriate to accomplish their academic goals.

Select a minimum of 27 units, with at least one course from Arts and one course from Humanities:

ARTS:
Art
ART 101 Art History: Prehistoric - Islamic (4)
ART 102 Art History: Medieval Europe - Renaissance (4)
ART 103 Art History: Baroque - Contemporary (4)
ART 106 Artists’ Lives (4)
ART 107 Art of the Americas (4)
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 113 Three-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 114 Beginning Drawing from Observation (4)
ART 115 Drawing: Wet Media (4)
ART 116 Drawing: Concept and Image (4)
ART 118 Color (4)
ART 119A Beginning Ceramics I (4)
ART 141 The History of Photography (4)
ART 210A Beginning Watercolor Painting (4)
ART 211 Painting I (4)
ART 212 Painting II (4)
ART 213 Beginning Figure Drawing (4)
ART 214 Advanced Drawing from Observation (4)
ART 220A Figure Sculpture I (4)
ART 221A Beginning Relief Printmaking (4)
ART 221B Advanced Relief Printmaking (4)
ART 221C Beginning Monotype Printmaking (4)
ART 221D Advanced Monotype Printmaking (4)
ART 221E Beginning Intaglio Printmaking (4)
ART 221F Advanced Intaglio Printmaking (4)

Communications
COM 130 Broadcasting: Television/Film Aesthetics (4)

English
ENG 218 Literature into Film (4)

Music
MUS 101 Music Listening and Appreciation (4)
MUS 104B History of Rock Music (4)
MUS 104C Music of the World (4)
MUS 104D Music of Latin America (4)
MUS 104E The Beatles (4)
MUS 104F History of Jazz (4)

Theatre
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre (4)
THE 104A History of Musical Theatre (4)
THE 105A Introduction to Acting (4)
THE 105D Acting Styles: Shakespeare (4)
THE 105E Acting Styles: Beginning Musical Theatre
Techniques (4)
THE 106A Voice and Diction for the Stage (4)
THE 108A Beginning Improvisation (4)
THE 112A History of Film: Beginnings to 1945 (4)
THE 112B History of Film: 1945 to 1965 (4)
THE 112C History of Film: 1965 to Present (4)

HUMANITIES:
Anthropology
ANT 107 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (4)

English
ENG 102 Introduction to Literature (4)
ENG 108 Women in Literature (4)
ENG 113 Introduction to Shakespeare (4)
ENG 200 Masterpieces of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (4)
ENG 201 Masterpieces of the Renaissance and Modern World (4)
ENG 202 Masterpieces of the Modern World (4)
ENG 205 Introduction to Poetry (4)
ENG 206 The Short Story (4)
ENG 212 English Literature I: From Beowulf’s Monsters to Milton’s Paradise (4)
ENG 213 English Literature II: From Swift’s Satire to the Passions of the Romantics (4)
ENG 214 English Literature III: Victorian Values and Modern Masterpieces (4)
ENG 215 American Literature I: Culture, Rhetoric, and Beauty in Early America (4)
ENG 216 American Literature II: Fertile Ground for Transcendent Voices (4)
ENG 217 American Literature III: Reality and Truth in Twentieth Century America (4)
ENG 221 Literature of Nature (4)

Ethnic Studies
ETH 201 Mexican-American Culture (4)
ETH 202A Mexican-American History: Pre-Columbian to 1848 (4)
ETH 202B Mexican-American History: 1848 to 1960 (4)
ETH 202C Mexican-American History: 1960 to Present (4)
ETH 203A History of Mexico: Pre-Columbian to 1821 (4)
ETH 203B History of Mexico: 1821 to 1910 (4)
ETH 203C History of Mexico: 1910 to Present (4)

World Languages
ASL 101 American Sign Language -Level I (5)
ASL 102 American Sign Language - Level II (5)
ASL 103 American Sign Language - Level III (5)
ASL 108 American Deaf Culture I (4)
ASL 201 American Sign Language - Level IV (5)
ASL 202 American Sign Language - Level V (5)
ASL 203 American Sign Language - Level VI (5)
FRE 101 Elementary French I (5)
FRE 102 Elementary French II (5)
FRE 103 Elementary French III (5)
JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I (5)
JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II (5)
JPN 103 Elementary Japanese III (5)
JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I (5)
JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (5)
JPN 203 Intermediate Japanese III (5)
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I (5)
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II (5)
SPA 103 Elementary Spanish III (5)
SPA 110 Hispanic Civilization and Culture (4)
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I (5)
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (5)
SPA 203 Intermediate Spanish III (5)
SPA 210 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition I (5)
SPA 211 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition II (5)
SPA 212 Introduction to Spanish Literature
SPA 220A Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers and
Two-Way Immersion I (6)
SPA 220B Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers and
Two-Way Immersion II (6)

History
HIS 109 Women in American History (4)
HIS 110 Multicultural History of the United States (4)
HIS 111 History of the United States from the Colonial Period through the 18th Century (4)
HIS 112 History of the United States in the 19th Century (4)
HIS 113 History of the United States from the 20th Century to the Present (4)
HIS 127A History of World Civilizations to 1000 (4)
HIS 127B History of World Civilizations from 1000 to 1800 (4)
HIS 127C History of World Civilizations from 1750 to the Present (4)

Humanities
HUM 101 Ancient Western World (4)
HUM 102 The Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque Eras (4)
HUM 103 The Modern World (4)
HUM 105 Mythology (4)

Philosophy
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy (4)
PHI 103A History of Western Philosophy – Early (4)
PHI 103B History of Western Philosophy – Modern (4)
PHI 205 Contemporary Moral Issues (4)
PHI 210 Existentialism (4)
PHI 218 Philosophy of Religion (4)

Religion
REL 101 Old Testament (4)
REL 102 New Testament (4)
REL 103 World Religions (4)
REL 104 Introduction to Religious Studies (4)
REL 105 Eastern Religious Traditions (4)
REL 107 The Principle Teachings of Buddhism (4)


The Social Sciences area of emphasis is an interdisciplinary option for students who desire a broad study in the social science disciplines that includes Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The Social Sciences area of emphasis will help students prepare for transfer to a university in potential majors such as anthropology, sociology, history, business, economics, psychology, political science, and related fields. Courses completed to satisfy the area of emphasis requirements below may also count toward satisfying university transfer general education requirements. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to develop an education plan that is appropriate to accomplish their academic goals.

Select a minimum of 27 units from at least two of the following disciplines:

Anthropology
ANT 101 Introduction to Archaeology (4)
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology (4)
ANT 106 Visual Anthropology (4)
ANT 107 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (4)
ANT 108 Introduction to Language and Culture (4)

Business
BSN 100 Introduction to Business (4)

Communications
COM 122 Mass Media and Society (4)

Criminal Justice
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4)

Early Childhood Education
ECE 102 Child and Adolescent Growth and Development (4)
ECE 103 Child, Family, and Community (4)

Economics
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (4)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics (Micro) (4)

Ethnic Studies
ETH 201 Mexican-American Culture (4)
ETH 202A Mexican-American History: Pre-Columbian to 1848 (4)
ETH 202B Mexican-American History: 1848 to 1960 (4)
ETH 202C Mexican-American History: 1960 to Present (4)
ETH 203A History of Mexico: Pre-Columbian to 1821 (4)
ETH 203B History of Mexico: 1821 to 1910 (4)
ETH 203C History of Mexico: 1910 to Present (4)

Geography
GEG 102 Human Geography (4)
GEG 103 World Regional Geography (4)
GEG 106 California Geography (4)
GEG 114 Economic Geography (4)

History
HIS 104 Early California History (4)
HIS 105 Modern California History (4)
HIS 109 Women in American History (4)
HIS 110 Multicultural History of the United States (4)
HIS 111 History of the United States from the Colonial Period through the 18th Century (4)
HIS 112 History of the United States in the 19th Century (4)
HIS 113 History of the United States from the 20th Century to the Present (4)
HIS 127A History of World Civilizations to 1000 (4)
HIS 127B History of World Civilizations from 1000 to 1800 (4)
HIS 127C History of World Civilizations from 1750 to the Present (4)

Political Science
POL 101 Introduction to American Government and Politics (4)
POL 107 Introduction to Political Theory (4)
POL 204 Introduction to International Relations (4)
POL 206 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (4)

Psychology
PSY 101 General Psychology (4)
PSY 102 Child and Adolescent Development (4)
PSY 103 Adult Development (4)
PSY 104 Social Psychology (4)
PSY 108 Health Psychology (4)
PSY 202 Abnormal Psychology (4)
PSY 211 Research Methods and Design (4)

Religion
REL 104 Introduction to Religious Studies (4)

Sociology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (4)
SOC 102 Marriage, Families, and Intimate Relationships (4)
SOC 103 Social Problems (4)
SOC 104 Deviance (4)
SOC 106 Crime and Society (4)
SOC 107 Race and Ethnic Relations (4)
SOC 111 Sociology of Popular Culture (4)
SOC 114 Gender (4)

Speech
SPE 102 Intercultural Communications (4)


 The Mathematics and Science area of emphasis is an interdisciplinary option for students who desire a broad study in the natural science disciplines that include Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physical Science, Physics and Math. The Mathematics and Science area of emphasis will help students prepare for transfer to a university in potential majors such as math, the biological sciences, the physical sciences, and related fields. Courses completed to satisfy the area of emphasis requirements below may also count toward satisfying university transfer general education requirements. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to develop an education plan that is appropriate to accomplish their academic goals.

Select a minimum of 27 units, with at least one course from Math, one course from Physical Sciences, and one course from the Biological Sciences:

Mathematics (minimum 1 course):

Math
MAT 102 Survey of Mathematical Ideas (4)
MAT 103A College Algebra (Part I) (4)
MAT 103B College Algebra (Part II) (4)
MAT 104 College Trigonometry (4)
MAT 105 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (Part I) (5)
MAT 106 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (Part II) (5)
MAT 107 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (Part III) (5)
MAT 109 Mathematics for Elementary Education (5)
MAT 118 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (5)
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics (5)
MAT 202 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (Part IV) (5)
MAT 203 Linear Algebra (5)
MAT 204 Differential Equations (5)

Physical Sciences (minimum 1 course):

Chemistry
CHM 100 Introduction to General Chemistry (5)
CHM 101 General Chemistry I (5.75)
CHM 102 General Chemistry II (5.75)
CHM 103 General Chemistry III (5.75)
CHM 116 Introduction to Organic Chemistry (5)
CHM 117 Introduction to Biological Chemistry (5)

Geography
GEG 101 Physical Geography (5)
GEG 108 Water Resources (4)
GEG 113 Meteorology (4)

Geology
GEL 101 Geology of California (4)
GEL 102 Physical Geology (5)
GEL 103 History of the Earth and its Life (5)
GEL 110 Geology of the National Parks and Monuments (4)
GEL 114 Introduction to Earth Sciences (5)

Physical Science
PHS 111 Astronomy (4)
PHS 117 Oceanography (5)

Physics
PHY 104 General Physics I (5)
PHY 105 General Physics II (5)
PHY 106 General Physics III (5)
PHY 107 General Physics (Calculus) – Mechanics (5)
PHY 108 General Physics (Calculus) – Waves, Thermodynamics, and Light (5)
PHY 207 General Physics (Calculus) – Electricity and Magnetism (5)
PHY 208 General Physics (Calculus) - Optics and Modern Physics (5)

Biological Sciences (minimum 1 course):

Anthropology
ANT 103 Physical/Biological Anthropology (4)

Biological Sciences
BIO 101 Principles of Biology I (5)
BIO 102 Principles of Biology II (5)
BIO 103 Principles of Biology III (5)
BIO 110 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (5)
BIO 111 Introduction to Plant and Animal Biology (5)
BIO 115 Forensics (5)
BIO 149 Ecology (5)
BIO 201 Botany (5)
BIO 203 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (5)
BIO 204 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (5)
BIO 205 Human Anatomy and Physiology III (5)
BIO 210 Microbiology (5)
BIO 212 Zoology (5)

Psychology
PSY 210 Introduction to Biological Psychology (4)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.