Art, Performance and Humanities programs study human creativity, knowledge and language to help us express ourselves and communicate effectively. They may be employed by private business, government, or work independently.
For more information, you can make an appointment with a Modesto Junior College counselor to start exploring the schools and possible majors.
To download a copy of a Flexible 15 Worksheet, click on the following link:
Choose courses from the tables below until you find a major. Then work with a Counselor to switch to a Program Coursework Roadmap.
|1.||Take COLSK 100 & GUIDE 111 and/or HUMAN 101. (For music interest MUST 100)|
|Pick two courses from the list of Introduction to Majors/Programs Courses|
|4.||Take ENGL 100 or 101.|
|5.||Pick one course from the list of General Education Options CSU GE: D / IGETC 4.|
|6.||Pick one course from the list of Introduction to Majors/Program Courses.|
|7.||Take COMM 100 or 102. If one has already been taken make a second selection from the list of Introduction to Majors/Programs Courses.|
|8.||Pick one course from the list of General Education Options CSU GE: A3 / IGETC 1B.|
|9.||Pick one course from the list of General Education Options CSU GE: B / IGETC 5.|
|10.||Take MATH 101 (may need MATH 32).|
*These are recommendations from the area faculty. Alternative selections can be made using MJC's general education lists in the catalog. Please see your counselor for assistance in choosing alternate courses.
Introduction to Major/Program Courses
|Major/Program||Course #||Course Title||Course #||Course Title|
|Art History||ART 164||History of Art 1||or||ART 165*||History of Art 2|
|Art (Studio Arts)||ART 120||Basic Drawing||or||ART 124||Color & 2-D Foundation Design|
|Communications||COMM 100**||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||or||COMM 102||Introduction to Human Communications|
|Computer Graphics||CMPGR 202||Introduction to Computer Graphics (cross-listed as ART 102)|
|Dance||DANCE 102||Introduction to World Dance|
|English||ENGL 102+||Advanced Composition & Intro to Literature||or||ENGL 135 or ENGL 136 or ENGL 137 or ENGL 138|
|History||HIST 101||History of the United States to 1877||or||HIST 102||History of the United States since 1877|
|Humanities***||HUMAN 110||East Meets West||or||HUMAN 130||Introduction to Western Religions|
|Language Studies & Spanish||FREN 101||French 1||or||GERM 101||German 1|
|SPAN 101||Spanish 1||or||SPAN 109****||Spanish for Spanish Speakers|
|SIGN 125||ASL: Beginning Communication with the Deaf|
|Music||MUSG 101||Music Appreciation||or||MUSG 102||Introduction to World Music|
|Philosophy||PHILO 101||Philosophy||or||PHILO 111||Ethics: Theory & Application|
|Photography||ART 170||Basic Photography||or||ART 173||Basic Digital Photography|
|Recording Arts||MUSC 111||Recording Arts 1||or||MUSC 121||Electronic Music 1|
|Theatre||THETR 100||Introduction to Theatre Arts||or||THETR 160||Fundamentals of Acting|
*Required for the Studio Art A.A.-T.
**Required for the Communications A.A.-T.
***HUMAN 101 is also an option for this area as part of the Flexible 1st 15 units.
****For non-native speakers.
+Has a prerequisite of ENGL 101 or qualifications by MJC assessment process.
General Education Options—CSU GE: D / IGETC 4
|Course #||Course Title||GE Area(s)|
|ANTHRO 102||Cultural Anthropology||CSU GE: D / IGETC 4*|
||Cultural Geography or||CSU GE: D / IGETC 4*|
|GEOG 110||World Regional Geography||CSU GE: D / IGETC 4*|
|POLSC 101||American Politics||CSU GE: A1:b,C2 / IGETC 4**|
|PSYCH 101||General Psychology or||CSU GE: D / IGETC 4*|
|PSYCH 110||Human Sexualities or||CSU GE: E / IGETC 4**|
|PSYCH 141||Human Lifespan Development||CSU GE: E / IGETC 4**|
|SOCIO 101||Introduction to Sociology||CSU GE: D / IGETC 4*|
|SOCIO 150||Ethnicity and Culture in America||CSU GE: D / IGETC 4*|
|*These courses also fulfills the MJC GE Area B requirement.
**These courses also fulfills the MJC GE Area B requirement.
General Education Options—CSU GE: A3 / IGETC 1B
|COMM 104||Argumentation|| CSU GE: A3 / IGETC 1B
|ENGL 103||Advanced Composition & Critical Thinking||CSU GE: A3 / IGETC 1B|
|PHILO 105||Critical Reasoning and Analytic Writing or||CSU GE: A3 / IGETC 1B|
|PHILO 107||Philosophy of Science||CSU GE: A3 / IGETC 1B|
|*All courses also meet the MJC GE Area D2 requirement.|
General Education Options—CSU GE: B / IGETC 5
|ANAT 125||Human Anatomy or||CSU GE: B2 / IGETC 5B**|
|BIO 116||Biology: Human Perspective||CSU GE: B2 / IGETC 5B**|
|ANTHR 101||Biological Anthropology||CSU GE: B2 / IGETC 5B
|with ANTHR 105||Biological Anthropology Laboratory||CSU GE: B3 / IGETC 5C
|EASCI 161||Earth Science||CSU GE: B1 / IGETC 5A**|
|ENSCI 108||Environmental Conservation||CSU GE: B2 / IGETC 5B
|PHYSCI 180||Conceptual Physical Science: A Hands-On Approach||CSU GE: B1 / IGETC 5A**|
|PHYS 160||Descriptive Introduction to Physics||CSU GE: B1 / IGETC 5A
|*All courses also meet the MJC GE Area A requirement.
**Also includes a lab and meets CSU GE: B3 / IGETC 5C.
These are recommendations from area faculty. Alternative selections can be made using MJC's general education lists in the catalog. Please see your counselor for assistance in choosing alternate courses.
1 Major Course
2 Course meets MJC General Education Area
3 Course meets CSU General Education Area
4 Course meets IGETC General Education Area
5 Course appears on all General Education Patterns
6 Course only offered in Fall Semester
7 Course only offered in Spring Semester
8 Course offered only in Summer Semester
9 Course recommends completion of English 45 or 50
10 Course recommends completion of English 100 or 101
E Course offered even number years only
O Course offered odd numbered years only
t Transferable math recommendation