Language and People HomeBase
Programs for students interested in studying human beings and their interactions, and programs that focus on language acquisition and the use of language to communicate ideas clearly.
What is a HomeBase?
The Language and People HomeBase pathway community in a one-stop hub of support for ARC students in the programs below. You'll find counseling appointments, students studying similar majors, a place to hang out/study/belong and your personalized Success Team. You can find your HomeBase at the College and on Canvas.
What is a Success Team?
Your Success Team includes assigned Counselors, Coaches, Faculty and Peer Mentors.
Who is available to help?
Your HomeBase Coach is your first point of contact. They can answer questions, help you register for classes, share strategies for college success and coach you all the way to your goal!
For questions, please contact the HomeBase Coach. If this is your first year in college, please contact the First Year Experience (FYE) Coach.
- Monday : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Tuesday : 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
- Friday: Remote
Language and People Programs
Study humankind around the world and throughout time to understand our evolutionary origins and our diverse cultures.
Our Art History degree is designed to give students the foundation in art history necessary for transfer to a four-year college or university, and is also useful to those hoping to have a specialization in related fields such as art, history, archaeology, or anthropology.
Prepare for entry-level positions with integrated coursework in American Sign Language (ASL) and ASL-English interpretation.
Communication is essential for personal and professional growth. Learn theory and practice public speaking and critical thinking.
Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Studies
Take classes with a deaf-centered framework that embrace an empowered collaboration with people with deafness.
Early Childhood Education
The earliest years of life are critical to building a foundation for lifelong learning. Young children need settings in which they can learn and explore in a nurturing and educationally rich environment, with teachers who understand how to foster their social, emotional and cognitive development.
Want to be a teacher? Get your two-year AA/AA-T degree. Includes two field experience courses working with credentialed teachers.
Study written and spoken English including composition and technical writing, literature, reading, creative writing, and education.
English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language (ESL) helps non-native speakers learn English to pursue their career and educational goals.
Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary and diverse field that gives voice to historically marginalized peoples and their perspectives by challenging systems of injustice and valuing diversity.
Study history and gain cultural literacy, critical thinking, and well-informed perspectives on today's world.
Study painting, sculpture, literature, music, theater, and philosophy to discover important ideas about our human condition.
Understand international issues including the impact of globalization, trade, economics, war, foreign relations, and diplomacy.
Receive a strong introduction to both general studies and a journalism or mass communication major.
Philosophy is the critical, rational examination of fundamental questions that people have pondered for more than 2,500 years.
Take courses including U.S. government, foreign government, Constitutional rights, international relations, and law and society.
Courses include psychology of death and dying, abnormal behavior, human development, human sexuality, and psychology of aging.
Social Justice Studies
The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies: Race and Ethnicity for Transfer degree provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system.
Study scientific disciplines to see how events are shaped by socio-economic, political, ecological, and geographical forces.
Study human behavior in society by focusing on systems and how individuals live, work, and interact with them.
Take courses in World Languages and develop a command of many languages necessary to pursue career, transfer, and degree goals.
Take art classes including ceramics, photography, figure and portrait drawing, blacksmithing, sculpture, printmaking, and more.
Geography and GIS
Geography is the science of space and place on Earth's surface. GIS is a computer-based technology used to map, manage, analyze, and model spatial information.
Bilingual students can prepare for effective language interpretation and cultural brokering in the healthcare setting.
Learn to assist speech-language pathologists in treating communication disorders including articulation, voice, fluency, and hearing.
Theatre Arts Film
ARC's Theatre Arts Film offerings include a variety of classes as well as degree and certificate programs.