Humanities

Associate of Arts (DTA) Degree

Pursue your interest in art, music, philosophy, literature, cultures and languages and turn your passion for the humanities into a college degree. As a humanities major, you’ll gain the ability to reason critically, communicate effectively and make connections across broad fields of knowledge.

Begin with your Associate of Arts (DTA) degree at Tacoma Community College. TCC offers the Associate of Arts (DTA) degree with a Humanities track. The Associate of Arts (DTA) degree is a Direct Transfer Agreement degree and prepares students to transition successfully into a related Bachelor’s degree program at Washington State’s 4-year universities.

Our faculty advisors will help you plan your educational journey toward successful transfer and a bachelor degree.

Degree Program

Associate of Arts Degree (DTA) degree (90 credits)

The Associate in Arts (DTA) degree consists of 90 credits earned in General Requirements, Distribution Requirements and Electives.

Basic Requirements
Distribution Requirements/Electives
Career Options

  • 90 quarter credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above, including distribution requirements.
  • At least 30 applicable credits earned at Tacoma Community College.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all coursework applied to the associate degree and all TCC college-level courses.
  • No more than three physical education activity credits.
  • At least 5 credits applied to the degree must be an approved multicultural course.
  • Students who plan to transfer to The Evergreen State College or to the University of Washington–Tacoma are strongly advised to include at least one learning community (coordinated studies or linked course) as part of their degree. See distribution electives.
Communication Skills (10 credits)
Number Title
ENGL& 101 English Composition I
English Composition/
Speaking Skills

 

Select 5 additional credits from the Communication section of the Approved Distribution Course List.
 
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)
Number Title
Select 5 credits from the Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning section of the Approved Distribution Course List.

MATH& 107

Math in Society
MATH& 131   Math for Elementary Education I
MATH& 132   Math for Elementary Education II
MATH 136  Inferential Statistics
MATH& 141  Precalculus I
MATH& 142  Precalculus II
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 147 College Algebra for Business and Economics
MATH& 148 Business Calculus
MATH& 151 Calculus I
MATH& 152 Calculus II
MATH& 153 Calculus III
MATH 220 Linear Algebra
MATH 238 Elements of Differential Equations »
MATH& 254 Calculus IV

 


Requirements

HUMANITIES (15 credits)

Select courses from the Humanities section of the Approved Distribution Course List. Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines with no more than 10 credits in any one discipline. No more than 5 credits in world language at the 100 level. No more than 5 credits of performance/skills course(s) can be used to satisfy this requirement.

SOCIAL SCIENCES (15 credits)

Select courses from the Social Sciences section of the Approved Distribution Course List. Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines with no more than 10 credits in any one discipline.

NATURAL SCIENCES (15 credits)

Select courses from the Natural Sciences section of the Approved Distribution Course List. Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines with no more than 10 credits in any one discipline. Courses must include at least 10 credits from the courses listed as Biological, Earth, and Physical Sciences. Courses must include at least one laboratory course..

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3 credits)

Select 3 PE activity credits. No more than 3 PE activity credits apply toward the degree. The following PE courses do not count as activity credits: PE 190, PE 191, PE 285, PE 292

 

Electives
Distribution Electives (12 credits)

Distribution electives must be selected from courses listed under the Communication, Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or General Distribution Courses sections of the Approved Distribution Course List. Students are advised to take at least one writing intensive course (other than a written communication skills course) as part of their degree requirements and electives.

 
Other College-Level Electives (15 credits)

All elective credits must be selected from courses numbered 100 or above. PE activity credits cannot be used as electives.

The study of Humanities prepares students to enter a diverse range of careers, including education, advertising, technical writing, art, counseling, public relations, law, journalism, human resources and many others. Browse possible careers in Humanities.

 

Contact Us

Allen Braden, Program Chair

abraden@tacomacc.edu

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253-566-5382