SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 2:48:09 AMHUMAN 20 Course Outline as of Fall 2007

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 20Title:  THE HUMANITIES IN ASIA  
Full Title:  The Humanities in Asia: Arts, Ideas and Values
Last Reviewed:3/28/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An interdisciplinary exploration of the arts, ideas and values among the cultures of East, Southeast, South and/or Central Asia, with focus upon works of literature, film, visual art, music, theater and dance, philosophy and religion as pertaining to the various disciplines of the humanities in Asia.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An interdisciplinary exploration of the arts, ideas, and values among cultures of East, Southeast, South and/or Central Asia, with focus upon works of literature, film, visual art, music, music, theater and dance, philosophy and religion as pertaining to the various disciplines of the humanities in Asia.
(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 2007
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2007
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2007
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2007Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2007Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Analyze representative works from specific Asian cultures and describe
   their distinguishing characteristics within cultural contexts.
2.  Discuss the ideas, beliefs, and values communicated in artistic
   expressions of at least three Asian cultures.
3.  Compare and contrast specific Asian ideas, beliefs and
   values with specific Western ideas, beliefs, and values.
4.  Analyze caste, class, gender and other sociopolitical concerns as
   reflected in literature and the arts.
5.  Demonstrate an ability to compare, contrast, and link cultural
   expressions of the various disciplines of the humanities including
   mythology, literature; visual arts, film, theatre, music, and dance;
   religion and philosophy.

Topics and Scope
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The course must cover at least three distinct geo-cultural areas.
The course may be arranged chronologically or by period, geographically
or by region, thematically, and/or by major forms of expression including
mythology, poetry, the novel; visual arts, film, theater, music, and
dance; religion and philosophy:
Topics may include but are not limited to:
1.  Traditional practices in the artistic life of Asian nations such as:
   Effect of belief systems and worldviews on cultural production.
   India: Impact of religious and folk idioms and folk art on courtly
   art.
   Classical dance forms, representing regional culture and ethos and
   religious roots based in Vedic or Hindu folk traditions.
   Japan:  samurai and geisha traditions, ceramics, sword making,
   architecture, calligraphy.
   China:  development of calligraphy and block printing, social
   stratification and the arts.
2.  Tragedy and comedy in performing arts, music and film such as:
   India:  The tradition of folk theatre, puppet theatre in rural India.
   Japan:  Kabuki and Noh drama. China:  Opera traditions both classical
   and contemporary. Contemporary Asian film genres such as Bollywood
   (Indian) contemporary film industry) or Kurosawa in Japan.
3.  Central ideas and beliefs associated with the religious and
   philosophical practices in Asia and interactive with cultural
   production such as:
   Principle religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism,
   Judaism, Islam, and Shinto.
   Japan:  the influence of Zen Buddhism on arts such as the tea
   ceremony, haiku, and the Japanese garden.
   India:  the influence of animism and Hinduism on sculpture, temple art
   and architecture.
4.  Styles of Asian visual arts such as:
   Representative visual arts, including the beginnings of developed
   Japanese art, the art of the Kamkura, Muromachi, Momoyama, and Edo
   Periods. Castles and tea houses of the Japan shogunate, Japanese
   screens and the woodblock prints of Edo Japan.
   Representative visual arts in India including Hindu arts and relation
   to Southeast Asia, including Cambodia and Champs (Vietnam).
   Representative visual arts, including rise of painting and ceramics in
   China, the Song Dynasty, and/or later Chinese Art of the Yuan, Ming
   and Qing Dynasties. Art and architecture of the Forbidden City.
   Caste systems and examination of the structures of the family in Asian
   culture via film.
5.  Asian literature; myths, legends, and lore.
   Representative Japanese literary and philosophical texts, such as The
   Tale of the Genji and the haiku of Matsuo Basho.
   Representative Indian literary and philosophical texts, such as
   Upanishads, the Mahabharata, or Ramayana, classical Sanskrit lyrics,
   or devotional poetry.
   Representative Chinese literary and philosophical texts, such as
   Confucianism and Daoism.
   Representative Eastern philosophers, such as Lao Zip, Chuant Zi,
   Confucius, Mencius, The Buddha, Nagarjuna, Zhu Xi, Wang Yangming.
   Caste systems and examination of the structures of the family in Asian
   literature.
   Contemporary Asian writers.
6.  Cultural borrowings and interactions between Asia and the West such
   as:
   Indus culture and the encroachment of the Aryans.
   Impact of European Imperialism: ways in which Asia was changed by
   European
   contacts, including decline, destruction, replacement, modification,
   assimilation, and renewal.
   Interactive impact of the Silk Road.

Assignments:
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Assignments will include:
1.  Reading and analysis of assigned primary texts and supplemental
   readings to establish cultural context (20-40 pp. per week).
2.  Examinations, which may include quizzes, midterm exams, final exam,
   and/or take-home exams.
3.  Written essays requiring students to analyze representative works of
   literature, visual art, music, and philosophical/religious thought.
   Students may be asked to compare and contrast, examine ideas, values
   and beliefs, and integrate materials from more than one discipline.
4.  Participation in cultural activities, museum and field trips,
   creative projects (optional).

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 - 75%
Essays
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
5 - 45%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Activities, field trips, creative projects (optional)


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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REPRESENTATIVE GENERAL TEXTS:
A HISTORY OF FAR EASTERN ART, Sherman Lee, Prenice Hall, 1994.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE CIVILIZATION, C. Schirokauer
  et al, Wadsworth, 2005.
ASIAN MYTHOLOGY:  MYTHS & LEGENDS OF CHINA, JAPAN, THAILAND, MALAYSIA
Contemporary Asian Area Studies
TAIPEI PEOPLE (Hong Kong, China and Taiwan), Pai Hsien-yung, Columbia U
  Press, 2002.
INDIA:
RIG VEDA, Clamp, TOKYOPOP, 2005.
THE MAHABHARTA:  A SHORTENED MODERN PROSE VERSION OF THE INDIAN EPIC, R.
  K. Narayan, University of Chicago Press 2000.
THE RAMAYANA:  A MODERN RETELLING OF THE GREAT INDIAN EPIC, Ramesh Menon,
  Valmiki, North Point Press, 2004.
GANDHI AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY:  THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH, MK
  Gandhi, Beacon Press, 1993.
Contemporary Indian Literature
THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS, Arundhati Roy, Harper Perennial, 1998.
NECTAR IN A SIEVE, Kamala Markandaya, Signet, 1998.
CHINA:
SOURCES OF CHINESE TRADITION, Vols I-II, Wm. de Bary et al, Columbia,
  2001.
TAI TE CHING, LaoTzu (Laozi) M. Edwards, University CA Press, 2001.
LUN YU (ANALECTS), Confucius D.C. Lau, Penguin, 1973.
CONTEMPORARY CHINESE LITERATURE
WILL THE BOAT SINK:  THE LIFE OF CHINESE PEASANTS, Chen Guidi, and Wu
  Chuntao, Westview Press,June 2006.
THE TRUE STORY OF AH LI, Lu Xun, Columbia U Press, 1981.
A PRIVATE LIFE,Ran Chen (2003) University Press
Contemporary Taiwanese Literature
WILD KIDS, Chang Ta-chun, Columbia U Press, 2002.
WINTRY NIGHT (MODERN CHINESE LETERATURE FROM TAIWAN), Li Qiao et al,
  Columbia University, 2002.
JAPAN:
ANTHOLOGY OF JAPANESE LITERATURE, Keene, D. Tuttle, 2004.
SELECTED POEMS OF MATSUO BASHO, Basho, M., State University of N.Y., 2004.
THE TALE OF GENJI, Murasaki Shikibu, Royall Tyler (Trans.), Penguin
  Classics, 2002.
DIARY OF LADY MURASAKI, Murasaki Shikibu, Richard Bowring (Trans.),
  Penguin Classics, 1999.
THE TALE OF THE HEIKE, Helen C. McCullough (Trans.), Stanford University
  Press, 1999.
Contemporary Japanese Literature
FIVE MODERN JAPANESE NOVELISTS, Donald Keene, Columbia University Press,
  2003.
SNOW COUNTRY, Y. Kawabata, Knopf, 2000.
KOREA
Contemporary Korean Literature
A SHIJO POET AT THE COURT OF KING SONJO, Chong Ch'ol, Columbia University
  Press, 2005.
VIETNAM
AN INTRODUCTION TO VIETNAMESE LITERATURE, Huan Nguyen, Trans., Maurice M.
  Durand, Columbia University Press, 1985.
BEHIND THE RED MIST:  SHORT FICTION BY HO ANH THAI (Voices from Vietnam)
  by Ho Anh Thai, and Wayne Karline (editor), Curbstone Press, 1998.
TIBET
THE SNOW LION'S TURQUOISE MANE:  WISDOM TALES FROM TIBET, Surya Das,
  Harper Collins, 1992.
MY LAND AND MY PEOPLE:  THE ORIGINAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HIS HOLINESS THE
  DALAI LAMA OF TIBET, HH Dalai Lama, Warnerbooks, 1997.
NEPAL
FROM THE MANGO TREE AND OTHER FOLKTALES FROM NEPAL, Kavita Ram Shrestha
  and Sarah Lamstein, Libraries Unlimited, 1997.
THAILAND
VAPOUR TRAILS:  TALES FROM RURAL THAILAND, Tarmo Rajasaari, Orchid Press,
  2004.

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