Humanities - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)


The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in humanities includes courses that are commonly required for this major and meets lower division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities. 

The humanities encompass diverse subjects in Western and non-Western cultures and is concerned with the study of:

  • Human experience and communication
  • Philosophy, values, and beliefs
  • Language arts
  • Cultural traditions 

Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Please see the General Education page for statewide general education student learning outcomes.

Entrance Requirements

While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/Foundational
Choose 3 credits 13
Choose one course4
Oral Communication:
Choose one course3-4
WR 121ZComposition I4
WR 122ZComposition II4
or WR 227Z Technical Writing
General Education/Discipline studies
Cultural Literacy:
One course from the following categories must be designated as cultural literacy on the Discipline Studies list (credits count once).
Arts and Letters:
Choose three courses from at least two prefixes9-12
Social Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes12-16
Science/Math/Computer Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science12-20
Choose any course numbered 100 or above that brings the total credits to 90 quarter hours. This may include up to 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses designated by COCC as acceptable.39
Total Credits90-106

HHPA activity courses (1 credit each) are not to be duplicated.

Advising Notes

Transfer students seeking a bachelor’s degree in specific or interdisciplinary humanities fields are advised to select general education/discipline studies and elective courses that will also fulfill major and minor requirements at the destination university to which they intend to transfer. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to reference college catalogs and to work closely with advisors.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • Options for additional standards:
      • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Oral Communication:3-4
WR 121ZComposition I4
Second Term
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Health (3 credits with HHP or HHPA prefix) 13
WR 122Z
Composition II
or Technical Writing
Third Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science 3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science 3-4
Fourth Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science 3-4
Fifth Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Sixth Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
 Total Credits90-106

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