SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 12:10:43 AMHUMAN 7 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 7Title:  INTRO TO HUMANITIES  
Full Title:  Introduction to the Humanities
Last Reviewed:2/25/2020

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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HUMAN 30

Catalog Description:
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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.  


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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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
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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
     to 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.  

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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
     more disciplines.
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.
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

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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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.  

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