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|Discipline and Nbr:
INTRO TO HUMANITIES||
Introduction to the Humanities
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
An introduction to the humanities focusing on the visual arts, drama, film, music, dance, literature, and philosophy/religion as forms of human expression. Emphasis will be on understanding and appreciating a variety of cultural expressions within their cultural context. The course may be taught thematically or may focus on a specific period of time.
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
The visual arts, drama, film, music, dance, literature, and philosophy/religion as forms of human expression within a cultural context.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 1981||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 1981||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
In this course, the student will:
1. Analyze representative works of art, drama, film, music, literature,
and or philosophy/religion and relate those works to their historical and/or cultural context.
2. Identify commonalities in human experiences and expressions.
3. Examine his or her own ideas, values, and experiences in comparison
with the ideas, values and experiences of other human beings in
other cultural settings.
4. Demonstrate in writing the ability to analyze, compare and contrast,
to weigh arguments, to examine values, and to integrate materials
from more than one discipline.
5. Participate in the humanities outside of class by attendance at
museums, lectures, forums, performances, films, poetry readings,
etc., as well as (optional) scheduled field trips.
6. Describe the values, themes, methods, and history of the discipline and
identify realistic career objectives related to a course of study in the
7. Perform research specific to the discipline and use appropriate citation
style, if different than MLA.
Topics and Scope
1. The course will focus on primary works of visual art, music, dance,
film, drama, literature, and philosophy/religion which represent a
variety of cultural expressions and may include the cultural
expressions of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and island
2. Works may be drawn from any time period.
3. Selected works will be studied within their cultural context.
4. The course may be structured thematically or chronologically,and
may focus on a particular time period.
5. The course will be interdisciplinary and integrative.
6. The course may include an analytical or theoretical structure
for approaching the study of the Humanities or the study of culture.
7. The course materials and approach may vary somewhat from instructor
8. Orientation to the values, themes, methods, and history of the discipline
and identification of realistic career objectives related to a course of
study in the major.
9. Introduction to discipline-specific research tools, including seminal
books, important periodicals, major indexing sources, professional or
trade organizations, standard reference tools, discipline specific tools,
and major web sites.
1. Careful reading and analyis of assigned primary texts.
2. Reading assignments related to establishing historical or cultural
3. Examinations, including quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home
4. Written essays requiring students to analyze representative works of
literature, visual art, music, drama, film, or philosophy/religion.
5. Written essays requiring students to compare and contrast; examine
ideas, values, beliefs, and experiences; and/or to intergrate two or
6. Participation in cultural activities, including museum visits,
concerts, poetry readings, lectures, and field trips (optional field
7. Creative projects (optional, depending on instructor).
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
45 - 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%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
15 - 50%
|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 - 30%
|Field trips, cultural activities, and/or creative projects||
The Humanistic Tradition: The Global Village of the Twentieth Century, volume 6., edition 3. Fiero, Gloria. William. C. Brown Publishers: 2005.
The course will include some literary texts representing a range of human expression, and may include epic, poetry, drama, short story,
novel, autobiography or other literary expression, for example a focus on the 20th century might include works such as:
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. 1987.
Things Fall Apart. Achebe, Chinua. 1996.
The Dubliners. Joyce, James. 2001.
Canto General. Neruda, Pablo. 2000.
A Personal Matter. Oe, Kenzaburo. 1994
One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 2004.
Beloved. Morrison, Toni. 1998.
Memoirs From the Women's Prison. Nawal, el lSa'Adawi. 1994.
The course will include as texts works of visual art, drama, film, and music drawn from the cultures of the world.