Humanities (AA) | Los Angeles Pacific University

Associate of Arts

Humanities

60

Required Units

$450

Cost Per Unit

$27,000

Estimated Total Cost

Humanities Program Requirements

The A.A. degree requires the following coursework.

English Communication

6 Units

COMM

105

Public Communication

3 Units

This course offers practical instruction on how to speak effectively and introduces the basic principles underlying effective communication. Topics range from the study of theoretical models of interpersonal and public communication to the fundamental skills of research, organization, and delivery of informative and persuasive discourse.

ENG

105

Introduction to Academic Research and Writing

3 Units

This course promotes the intellectual and rhetorical skills necessary to write persuasive and argumentative prose. Specific areas addressed to include logic, grammar, and rhetoric. Clarity of purpose and perspicuity of argument are examined through attention to critical thinking, logical fallacies, and textual analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 101

Arts and Humanites

6 Units

ART

110

Introduction to Art

3 Units

Introduces students to the visual arts and architecture of various times and cultures with a focus on interpretation and meaning-making, and consideration of the role of visual arts in building and responding to culture. Students develop a deeper understanding of the history, forms, and styles of art and architecture with the aim of expanding students' personal awareness of art and themselves.

ENG

115

Introduction to Literature

3 Units

This course introduces students to the varying genres of literature— fiction, poetry, drama, and cinema—while examining and exploring the historical, critical, and social significance of literary expression. Prerequisite: ENG 105

OR

PHIL

205

Introduction to Philosophy

3 Units

An introduction to the main areas of philosophy, including epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. The course will introduce students to the major philosophers and their writings. In addition, students will become familiar with worldview-thinking; a conceptual framework from which to examine, understand, and converse on the various topics in philosophy. In particular, students will learn to articulate a comprehensive Christian worldview and communicate their perspectives with clarity and relevancy.

Quantitative Reasoning

3 Units

MATH

105

Survey of College Mathematics

3 Units

MATH 105 is designed for the non-science major. Key areas of focus include financial literacy, numerically-based decision making, growth, scale, consumer applications, probability, and numerical applications. The course applies basic college-level mathematics to real-life problems.

OR

MATH

125

College Algebra

3 Units

This course is primarily a study of functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, inverse, exponential, and logarithmic) and their graphs. Additional topics include solving equations and inequalities, matrices, and sequences and series.

OR

STAT

280

Applied Statistics

3 Units

Introductory statistics with an emphasis on the application of statistical knowledge. Students learn sampling techniques for data collection, summarize statistical information using numeric values and graphical displays, and analyze and interpret data using appropriate statistical methods.

Behavioral Sciences

3 Units

APSY

105

Introduction to Psychology

3 Units

An introduction to the scientific study of human nature, reviewing multiple perspectives of psychological thought surrounding the relationship between the brain and behavior, perception, learning and cognition, development, social behavior, personality, and psychopathology and psychotherapy.

OR

ECO

203

Principles of Microeconomics

3 Units

This course provides an introduction to concepts and tools of economic analysis for microeconomics. Students study the interactions of firms and consumers: consumer demands, firm costs, price determination under various market structures, and the role of government in a market economy. Prerequisite: MATH 125 or STAT 280

Social Sciences

3 Units

HIS

202

World Civilizations

3 Units

This course provides an in-depth analysis of global historical trends which have transformed world civilization, such as the emergence of the world system(s); formation of ethnic, racial, and national identities; capitalism, colonialism, and development; ecological imperialism; religious movements; industrialization; and modernization. Prerequisite: ENG 105

OR

HIS

203

U.S. History to 1877

3 Units

This course acquaints the student with the major developments of U.S. history from early colonial developments through the Civil War. Emphasis is given to the ideas, groups, and events that helped form American culture. Students develop critical reading and writing skills by analyzing primary documents in this era and also by considering how past movements have shaped our country in the present day. Students who have successfully completed HIS 201 will not receive credit for this course. Prerequisite: ENG105

OR

HIS

204

U.S. History from 1865

3 Units

This course acquaints the student with the major developments of U.S. history from pre-contact to post-modern eras. Emphasis is given to the foundational political experiences of the American people and how political developments have been influenced and affected by social developments. Students study to apply analytical skills to the reading of primary texts representing the whole sweep of American history. Prerequisite: ENG 105

OR

HIS

420

United States History and the Constitution

3 Units

Exploration of United States history from pre-colonization until the Industrial Revolution. Candidates reflect on the importance of democracy and the Constitution as a lens for understanding democratic principles that serve as the foundation of our political system.

Physical and Biological Sciences

4 Units

BIO

230

Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab

4 Units

This course is intended for nursing and allied health students requiring a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. This course covers the structure and function of cells and tissues, along with the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, nervous and muscular systems. This course includes both lecture and laboratory components.

OR

BIO

240

Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab

4 Units

This course is intended for nursing and allied health students requiring a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. This course covers the continuation of body systems started in Anatomy and Physiology I and includes the study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. This course includes both lecture and laboratory components. Prerequisite: BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology I.

OR

CHEM

115

Chemistry for Health Sciences/Lab

4 Units

This course covers organic and biochemistry topics related to the health sciences. Emphasis is placed on organic nomenclature, functional groups, selected organic reactions, and biochemical pathways. Lab activities will focus on the application of organic and biochemistry with respect to the health sciences.

OR

PHYS

150

Introduction to Astronomy/Lab

4 Units

This course introduces the history of astronomy, the solar system, the stellar systems, galactic systems, and cosmology. This course requires basic skills developed in a college algebra environment including solving equations, scientific notation, roots, exponents and unit conversions. Students uncomfortable with these requirements may wish to complete College Algebra before taking Astronomy.

LAPU Distinctives

9 Units

BIBL

100

Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy

3 Units

This course introduces Old Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary-critical methodologies with a primary focus on the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. Students study to observe the overall structure of these books, their historical settings, and modern approaches to their literary analysis. Students study to interpret individual texts within each book and study how Deuteronomy uses the material of Exodus to communicate God’s Word to a new generation.

BIBL

230

Introduction to Biblical Literature: Luke/Acts

3 Units

This course introduces New Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary-critical methodologies with a primary focus on the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Special attention is given to the meaning of the texts with regard to their political, cultural, religious, and geographical settings; the literary structures and genres employed; and how those texts are relevant for faithful Christian living.

MO

101

Success in the University

3 Units

This course lays a strong foundation for a successful transition to college by increasing critical thinking, curiosity, goal orientation, and motivation. It provides an orientation to LAP, the Moodle Online Learning System, digital library services, and other support services. Students are introduced to the idea of a Christian liberal arts education, strengths approach learning and opportunities to develop practical skills and strategies for addressing the challenges of college.

Humanities

26 Units

ENG

101

Introduction to Composition

3 Units

This course focuses on the literacy skills essential to effective writing, including reading comprehension, audience awareness, genre knowledge, grammatical efficacy, syntactic fluency, and rhetorical sufficiency. The course is limited to 15 students.

PHIL

210

Introduction to Ethics

3 Units

An introduction to the principle of ethical theories and the major thinkers who proposed them. Students examine key ethical systems and compare them to biblical teaching with the goal of articulating a Christian approach to ethics. Students explore a variety of ethical issues and acquire a step-by-step model for moral decision making.

SPAN

121

Beginning Spanish I

3 Units

This two-course (Beginning Spanish I and II) sequence emphasizes practical Spanish communication in real-life situations for beginners. The course addresses the pronunciation, intonation, and structure of Spanish within an online framework designed to develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Special cultural presentations supplement language study.

SPAN

122

Beginning Spanish II

3 Units

This is a continuation of SPAN 121. Prerequisite: SPAN 121, passing Spanish CLEP Exam

REL

100

Introduction to Global Religious Studies

3 Units

This course offers a study of global religious traditions in their cultural and historical contexts. Students critically examine various definitions and methodologies of global religious studies from a confessional Christian perspective. Traditions examined include Judaism, Islam, Eastern Christianity, East Asian, African, South American, and other Indigenous traditions.

REL

105

Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry

3 Units

The theological, educational, and social bases for ministry and service are examined. An analysis of the church’s responsibility and methods for carrying out the ministry mandate of Jesus is emphasized. Field experience is required.

General Electives

8 Units

Students may fulfill General Elective requirements using any 100+ level college or university course. The elective requirement provides students an opportunity to pursue interests beyond program requirements.

Total Units

60 Units

This information is current for this academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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