Humanities Honors

What Comprises the Humanities Honors Program?

The Humanities Honors Program is a General Education four-semester, six-unit per semester survey of the Foundations of World Cultures and Society (HUM 1A/HUM 1B) and Modern Cultural and Social Institutions (HUM 2A/HUM 2B).*

Centered on the interdisciplinary study of world culture, the Program emphasizes the interrelationship of the arts, world literature, philosophy, and social institutions. Throughout the four semesters, students develop a foundational knowledge of the stories of human history and how civilizations have arisen and transformed into the cultures of the world today. Humanities Honors curriculum spans Antiquity (1A), the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1B), Revolutionary and Modern Eras (2A), and the Contemporary Era (2B).

Be sure to look at our Reading List and FAQ online for more information.

*Scroll down to the bottom of the linked page for course descriptions.

What the 4-semester Program Satisfies at a Glance

Core (Lower Division) General Education (GE) Areas Units

Oral Communication

A1

3

Written Communication 1A

A2

3

Critical Thinking and Writing

A3

3

Arts and Letters

C1, C2, C3

9

Comparative Systems

D2

3

Social Issues

D3

3

American Institutions (AI) Areas

US History

US1

 

US Constitution

US2

 

CA Government

US3

 

All of these areas are completed by taking four six-unit courses (HUM 1A, HUM 1B, HUM 2A, HUM 2B) over four consecutive semesters. 

Humanities Honors courses DO NOT cover GE areas:

  • D1 (human behavior)
  • (human understanding and development), and
  • B1, B2, B3, B4 (all science and mathematical concepts)

Information about General Education Areas can be found on the General Education Requirements page. Information about American Institutions Areas can be found on the American Institution Courses page.

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