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Associate in Arts Emphasis On Arts & Humanities




If you are planning to transfer from Ohio University to another institution, you are advised to complete the transfer module as part of your A.A. or A.S. degree. These degrees are available on all campuses. Each degree requires a minimum of 60 hours. A maximum of 15 hours earned through the experiential learning program may be applied to the A.A. or A.S. degree. At least 20 of the total credits earned toward the A.A. or A.S. must be Ohio University credits. In addition, at least 50 percent of the coursework taken in the area of concentration for the A.A./A.S. degree programs must be completed through Ohio University.
Technical courses count only as electives for both the A.A. and A.S. degrees. You must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in the area of concentration and overall to earn the degree. If you plan to earn either the A.A. or A.S. degree, contact the director of degree programs in University College so that the valid major code can be properly recorded.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Many entry positions now require an associates degree. A liberal arts degree, like the Associate in Arts with arts and humanities emphasis, can also provide the foundation for a future bachelor’s degree.


For more information contact:
Pat McCoy, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Fine Arts

Minimum Semester Hours Required: 60


Complete at least 20 hours from the following courses:
Art History
Classical Archaeology (except CLAR 2110, 2120, 2130)
Classical Languages (Latin, Greek)
Classics in English
Classics and World Religions (except CLWR 4340, 4350)
English (except ENG D150)
Foreign Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian/Malaysian, Italian,Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili)
Interdisciplinary Arts
International Literature: Modern Languages
Philosophy (except PHIL 1200)
Women's and Gender Studies
AAS 1060: Introduction to African American Studies (3 hrs)
AAS 1100: Introduction to African American Literature (3 hrs)
AAS 1500: Africana Media Studies (4 hrs)
AAS 2100: Slave Narrative & Freeman/Freewomen Fiction of the 18th & 19th Centuries (3 hrs)
AAS 2110: African American Literature II: Black Writing of the 20th and 21st Centuries (3 hrs)
AAS 2500: Blackness and the Arts (3 hrs)
AAS 3100: Identity & Culture in Contemporary African American Literature (3 hrs)
AAS 3170: Caribbean & Transcultural African American Writing (3 hrs)
AAS 3500: African American Arts and Artists (3 hrs)
AAS 3520: Blacks in Contemporary American Cinema (3 hrs)
AAS 3530: Survey of Black Independent Cinema (3 hrs)
AAS 3550: History of African American Music I, Slavery-1926 (3 hrs)
AAS 3560: History of African American Music II, 1926-Present (3 hrs)
AAS 3570: Black Music Criticism: Hiphop history, culture and politics (3 hrs)
Social Sciences
Complete at least 10 hours from the following courses:
African American Studies (except 1100, 1500, 2100, 2110, 2500, 3100, 3110, 3170,3500, 3520, 3530, 3560, and 3570)
Anthropology (except 2010, 3460, 3550, 4470, 4480, 4730, and 4960)
Geography (except 1100, 1400, 2020, 2600, 2680, 3010, 3020, 3030, and 4100)
History (except 1210, 1220, 3140, 3143, 3144, 3148, 3200, 3201, 3280, 3281, 3290,3291, 3292, 3300, 3531, 3532, 3533, 3540, 3543, 3560, 3562, 3600, 3601, 3602,3700, and 3710)
International Studies
Political Science
Psychology (except 1110, 2110, 2120, 2210, and 3230)
Retail and Fashion Product Development
Social Work
BUSL 2000: Law and Society (3 hrs)
BUSL 2550: Corporate Responsibility in a Legal Environment (3 hrs)
BUSL 3570: Law of Corporate Governance, Commerce & Related Topics (3 hrs)
BUSL 3850: International Business Law (3 hrs)
CLAR 2110: Greek Archaeology (3 hrs)
CLAR 2120: Roman Archaeology (3 hrs)
CLAR 2130: Near Eastern and Egyptian Archaeology (3 hrs)
COMS 3601: Courtroom Rhetoric (3 hrs)
COMS 3602: Political Rhetoric (3 hrs)
COMS 3603: Contemporary Culture and Rhetoric (3 hrs)
CONS 2500: Families as Consumers in Global Communities (3 hrs)
EDEC 1600: Introduction to Child Development (3 hrs)
JOUR 1050: Introduction to Mass Communication (3 hrs)
MDIA 2012: Media, Communication and Social Change (3 hrs)
MGT 2000: Introduction to Management (3 hrs) OR
MGT 2100: Introduction to Management and Organization (3 hrs)