SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 2:35:40 AMHUMAN 4.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 4.1Title:  WESTERN HUMANITIES  
Full Title:  Western Humanities: Arts, Ideas, and Values
Last Reviewed:1/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the arts, ideas and values of the West. Emphasis will be placed on the visual arts, drama, music, literature, philosophy and religion within a cultural context.  The course will cover prehistory, ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt,  Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the arts, ideas and values of the West. Emphasis will be placed on the visual arts, drama, music, literature, philosophy and religion within a cultural context.  The course will cover prehistory, ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt,  Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1998
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1998
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1998
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Analyze representative works of visual arts, drama, music, literature, philosophy, and religion.
2. Compare and contrast the style of works of successive periods of Western culture including those of women.
3. Examine their own ideas, values, and beliefs and determine how these relate to the heritage of Western culture.
4. Integrate ideas, patterns, and information from two or more disciplines.
5. Demonstrate in writing the ability to analyze, compare and contrast, to weigh philosophical arguments, and to examine values.
6. Compare/contrast the works of Western culture with those of non-Western culture.

Topics and Scope
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1. An introduction to the arts, ideas, and values of Western culture.
2. An overview of the chronology of Western culture from prehistory to 1450 C.E. incorporating the cultural eras of ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages, to the Renaissance.  Once chronology is established, the content can be taught thematically.
3. Analysis of varied primary works of enduring significance in Western culture and the legacy or heritage of these works to today's world.  Primary works should include those of visual art, philosophy/religion, literature, poetry, drama.
4. A brief analysis of varied primary works of non-Western culture.
5. Representative primary works may include but are not limited to:
     a. Epic: Homer's  Iliad or Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, or Beowulf.
     b. Literature:  Apuleius, The Golden Ass, Arthurian romances, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Boccaccio's Decameron and Christine de Pisan's City of the Ladies.
     c.  Poetry.  Greek and Roman Lyric Poetry such as Sappho or Medieval Lyric Poetry, such as The Song of Roland or Boccaccio's Decameron      
     d.  Religious works/mythology:  Greek and Roman myths and passages from the Bible, as well as selections from the Qur'an, Vedas or I Ching.
     e.  Drama:  Greek tragedy or comedy by playwrights such as Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles or Aristophanes and medieval drama such as the morality play Everyman.
     f.  Philosophy and religious thought:  Plato, Aristotle, Boethius, Augustine, St. Thomas,
           Cicero, Seneca, Juvenal, Hildegaard of Bingen, Machiavelli and non-Western thinkers such as Mohammad and Confucius.
     g.  Visual Arts:  Prehistoric cave paintings, ancient and medieval sculpture and architecture including illuminated manuscripts and pre-Renaissance art.

Assignments:
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Assignments typically will include:
1.    Reading and analysis of assigned primary texts to establish cultural
     context.
2.    Examinations, including quizzes, midterm, final, and/or take-home
     exams.
3.    Written essays requiring students to analyze representative works of
     literature, art, music, and philosophical/religious thought or
     requiring students to compare and contrast, integrate ideas, or
     examine ideas, values and beliefs.
4.    Participation in cultural activities, and response papers or reviews
     (including multimedia and annotated bibliography).

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 80%
Written homework, Essay exams, Term papers, Essays, Take-home essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 45%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Cultural activities and/or multimedia projects, annotated bibliography.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Arts and Culture--An Introduction to the Humanities, 2nd edition.   Benton, Janette Rebold and  DiYanni, Robert. Pearson-Prentice Hall:  2005.
Arts and Ideas, 9th edition.  Fleming, William.  Harcourt Brace:  1995.
The Humanistic Tradition, pt 1, 5th edition.  Fiero, Gloria.  McGraw Hill:  2006.
The Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change, Vol I. Prehistory to 1600.  Sayre, Henry M.  Pearson/Prentice Hall:  2008.
Landmarks in the Humanities.  Fiero, Gloria.  McGraw Hill:  2006.
The Western Humanities, Vol. 1, 5th edition.  Mathews, Roy and Platt, DeWitt  F.
Mayfield:  2003.

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