Program Overview

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed for students who wish to pursue broad areas of knowledge in arts and sciences plus additional knowledge in an "Areas of Emphasis." This degree is designed for students who wish to explore different disciplines (subject areas) before deciding on a definite major program prior to transferring to a four-year university, or for students who may not be planning to transfer but wish to earn a degree in a particular area of study that interests them.

Note: A minimum grade of C is required in all courses applied to any area of emphasis in this major.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year university are cautioned that this degree may not meet all of the lower division requirements for transfer into a particular major; however, through careful educational planning with a counselor, this degree would offer a solid foundation in the transfer process. Students should consult with a coun selor for specific information regarding their intended major at their target transfer institution.

Degree Requirements

  1. Complete Residency, Scholarship, Basic Compe-tency, Specific Area, and General Education require-ments for the Skyline College Associate Degree
    1. Meet the Basic Competency requirements in Writing/Reading, Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning, and Information Literacy
    2. Meet the Specific Area requirements in American History and Institutions, English, Physical Education and Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
    3. Complete Skyline General Education Requirements
  2. Successfully Complete 18 units in one of the following areas of emphasis


AREAS OF EMPHASIS FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES MAJOR


Arts and Humanities

This area of emphasis integrates the study of cultural, literary, humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students will analyze and evaluate the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in cultural and artistic creation.

Health and Physical Education

The health, family and consumer science, physical education and psychology courses emphasize theoretical and practical knowledge for maintenance of physical and mental health. The physical education and intercollegiate athletic courses provide students with the opportunity to develop active and healthy life styles.


Letters and Science

This area of emphasis integrates the study of the world around us by developing analytical skills needed to understand the physical world and the human beings who occupy it, including the artifacts they produce.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

This area of emphasis studies the systems and institutions human beings in various cultures develop to organize their lives in both individual and group settings.

Social and Natural Sciences

This area of emphasis integrates the study and application of scientific methodology from two perspectives, that of the social sciences which consider the human world in several aspects, and that of the natural sciences which consider the world in its physical and biological aspects.

Interdisciplinary Studies (AA) Requirements

Select a minimum of 18 units from the following: Units
ARBC 111 Elementary Arabic I 3 units
ARBC 112 Elementary Arabic II 3 units
ART 101 History of Art I 3 units
ART 102 History of Art II 3 units
ART 105 Art of Asia & the Near East 3 units
ART 107 Art of Our Times 3 units
ART 115 Art, Music and Ideas 3 units
ART 117 Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora 3 units
ART 120 Art of the Americas 3 units
ART 130 Art Appreciation 3 units
ART 204 Drawing I 3 units
ART 221 Painting I 3 units
ART 248 Portraits in Pastel
ART 301 Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 350 Visual Perception Through Photography 3 units
ART 351 Black and White Photography I 3 units
ART 352 Black and White Photography II 3 units
ART 354 Digital Photography I 3 units
ART 355 Digital Photography II 3 units
ART 405 Sculpture I 3 units
ART 411 Ceramics I 3 units
ASL 111 American Sign Language IA 3 units
ASL 112 American Sign Language IB 3 units
CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II 3 units
DANC 130.1 Jazz Dance I 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 130.2 Jazz Dance II 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 130.3 Jazz Dance III 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 130.4 Jazz Dance IV 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 140.1 Ballet I 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 140.2 Ballet II 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 140.3 Ballet III 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 140.4 Ballet IV 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 330.1 Creative Dance I 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 330.2 Creative Dance II 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 330.3 Creative Dance III 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 330.4 Creative Dance IV 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 350.1 Cardio Dance I 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 350.2 Cardio Dance II 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 350.3 Cardio Dance III 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 350.4 Cardio Dance IV 0.5 or 1 units
DANC 400.1 Dance Performance & Production I 0.5 - 2 units
DANC 400.2 Dance Performance & Production II 0.5 - 2 units
DANC 400.3 Dance Performance & Production III 0.5 - 2 units
DANC 400.4 Dance Performance & Production IV 0.5 - 2 units
ECE. 191 * Children's Literature 3 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
ENGL 161 Creative Writing I 3 units
FILI 110 Elementary Filipino 5 units
FILI 111 Elementary Filipino I 3 units
FILI 112 Elementary Filipino II 3 units
FILM 440 Film Study and Appreciation 3 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
HIST 104 World Civilizations I 3 units
HIST 106 World Civilizations II 3 units
HIST 108 Survey of American History 3 units
HIST 109 Europe Since 1945 3 units
HIST 201 United States History I 3 units
HIST 202 United States History II 3 units
HIST 203 The United States Since 1945 3 units
HIST 235 History of Ethnic Groups in United States 3 units
HIST 240 History of Ethnic Groups in California 3 units
HIST 244 African American History 3 units
HIST 248 Women and The American Experience 3 units
HIST 300 History of San Francisco 3 units
HIST 310 California History 3 units
HIST 335 History and Politics of the Middle East 3 units
HIST 410 The Holocaust 3 units
HIST 420 Survey of Latin American History 3 units
HIST 429 History of Latinos in the United States 3 units
HIST 430 Early Asian Civilizations 3 units
HIST 432 Modern Asian Civilizations 3 units
HIST 435 History of the Philippines 3 units
HIST 436 Filipinos in America 3 units
HIST 444 Survey of Sub-Saharan African History 3 units
HIST 453 History of China 3 units
HUM. 106 * The Awakening of Individuality 3 units
LIT. 101 Contemporary Literature 3 units
LIT. 151 Introduction to Shakespeare 3 units
LIT. 191 Children's Literature 3 units
LIT. 251 Women in Literature 3 units
LIT. 265 Asian American Literature 3 units
LIT. 266 Black Literature 3 units
LIT. 267 Filipino American Literature 3 units
LIT. 370 Readings in Literature of the Latino in the United States 3 units
LIT. 432 Folklore 3 units
MUS. 100 Fundamentals of Music 3 units
MUS. 111 Musicianship I 1 unit
MUS. 115 Music, Art and Ideas 3 units
MUS. 202 Music Appreciation 3 units
MUS. 204 Music History 3 units
MUS. 250 World Music 3 units
MUS. 275 History of Jazz 3 units
MUS. 301 Piano I 2 units
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
PHIL 160 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval 3 units
PHIL 175 History of Western Philosophy: 16th – 18th Century 3 units
PHIL 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 units
PHIL 280 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 units
PHIL 300 Intro to World Religions 3 units
PHIL 312 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion 3 units
PLSC 280 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 units
PLSC 335 History and Politics of the Middle East 3 units
SOCI 143 Sociology of Migration and Immigration 3 units
SOSC 270 The Civil Rights Movement 3 units
SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I 3 units
SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 120 Advanced Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 130 Intermediate Spanish 4 units
SPAN 140 Advanced Intermediate Spanish 4 units
SPAN 220 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5 units
Note: The following pairs are the same course: ART 115 and MUS. 115 HIST 335 and PLSC 335 PHIL 280 and PLSC 280
Total Required Major Units: 18

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.


TRANSFER NOTES

  1. All courses listed in the six areas of emphasis options are transferable to either the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), or both UC and CSU. Courses that are transferable only to CSU are marked with an asterisk (*).
  2. All courses may be applied to the appropriate areas of the CSU General Education Breadth and/or the UC General Education (IGETC) patterns (See Transfer Planning section of this catalog).