SRJC Course Outlines

5/9/2021 7:46:20 PMHUMAN 22 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 22Title:  THE HUMANITIES IN AFRICA  
Full Title:  Humanities in Africa: Arts, Ideas, and Values
Last Reviewed:3/14/2016

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
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Catalog Description:
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An interdisciplinary exploration of the arts, ideas and values among the cultures across the African continent.  This course will  focus upon works of literature, film, visual art, music, theater and dance. Course will also focus on religion and philosophy as they pertain to the various disciplines of the humanities in Africa.

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 the cultures across the African continent.  This course will  focus upon works of literature, film, visual art, music, theater and dance. Course will also focus on religion and philosophy as they pertain to the various disciplines of the humanities in Africa.
(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 2011
Inactive: 
 Area:E
H
Humanities
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2011
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2011
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
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 from specific African cultures and describe their distinguishing characteristics within their cultural contexts.
2. Discuss the ideas, beliefs, and values communicated in artistic expressions of at least three African cultures.
3. Compare, contrast and evaluate specific African ideas, beliefs and values with specific Western ideas, beliefs and values.
4. Analyze sociopolitical concerns as reflected in literature and the arts.
5. Demonstrate the ability to compare, contrast and link cultural expressions of the various disciplines of the African humanities including mythology, literature, visual arts, film, theater, music, dance, religion and philosophy.

Topics and Scope
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The course must cover at least three distinct geocultural areas on the African continent.
 
The course may be arranged chronologically or by period, geographically or by region, thematically or by major forms of expression including but not limited to mythology, literature, visual arts, film, theater, music, dance, religion and philosophy.
 
Topics include but are not limited to:
1.   Traditional practices in the artistic life of African nations.
2.   Tragedy and comedy in performing arts and film.
3.   Central ideas and beliefs associated with the religious, political and philosophical practices in Africa.   
4.   Styles of African visual arts such as representative visual arts including the origins of developed African art.
5.   African literature, myths and legends
   a.   Representative African literary texts
   b.   Contemporary African writers
6.   Roots of African music and its influence in the West and other geocultural areas.
7.   Cultural borrowings and interactions between Africa and the West
   a.   Impact of European Imperialism on the African Humanities
   b.   Ways in which Africa was changed by European contacts, including decline, replacement, modification, assimilation and renewal.
    c.   Impact of Islam on African Humanities.

Assignments:
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Assignments will include:
 
1.  Reading analysis of assigned texts to establish cultural context, 50-150 pages of reading per week.
2.  Examinations, including quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home exams.
3.  1-2 term papers (5-10 pages total), 4-6 short essays (2-4 pages each). Students may be asked to analyze representative works of literature, visual art, music, and philosophical/religious thought and to compare and contrast, examine ideas, values and beliefs, and integrate materials from more than one discipline.
 
Other assignments may include participation in cultural activities; in-class projects; online activities; field trips.

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
40 - 50%
Reading analyses. Term papers, Critical or Analytical 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
40 - 60%
Quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home exams: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer, Essay.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Group projects, online activities, field trips, cultural activities


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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ANTHOLOGY
 
African Drama and Performance.  Conteh-Morgan, John and Olaniyan,Tejumola. Indiana University Press:  2004
 
African Folktales.  Abrahams, Rodger. Pantheon: 1983 (classic)
 
African Literature:  An Anthology of Criticism and Theory.  Quayson , Ato and Olaniyan,Tejumola.  Wiley-Blackwell : 2007
 
African Short Stories.  Achebe, Chinua  & Innes, C.L.  Heinemann: 1988 (classic)
 
Introduction to African Oral Literature & Performance.  Ogunjimi,  Abdul Rasheed Naallah Bayo . Africa World Press:  2005
 
Myth, Literature and the African World.  Soyinka, Wole.  Canto: 1984 (classic)
 
Under African Skies; Modern African Stories. Larson, Charles Ed. Farrar, Straus Giroux: 2004
 
ART
 
African Art (World of Art).  Willett, Frank. Thames and Hudson: 2002
 
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
 
African Philosophy: The Essential Readings (Paragon Issues in Philosophy).  Serequeberhan, Tsenay.  Paragon House Publishers : 1991 (classic)
 
African Religions and Philosophy.  Mbiti,  John S.  Heinemann:1992 (classic)
 
FICTION AND POETRY
 
A Collector of Treasures.  Head, Bessie.  Heinemann: 1992 (classic)
 
A Question of Power.  Head, Bessie.  Heineman: 1987 (classic)
 
Ake: The Years of Childhood.  Soyinka , Wole.   Anchor/Vintage: 1989 (classic)
 
The Famished Road.  Okri, Ben.  Anchor:   2002
 
Half of a Yellow Sun.  Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.  Anchor: 2007
 
The Heinemann Book of African Poetry in English.  Maja-Pearce, Adewalw. Heinemann:  2000 (classic)
 
I Will Marry When I Want.  wa Thiong'o, Ngugi and wa Mirii, Ngugi.  African Writers Series Heinemann: 1992 (classic)
 
The Palm Wine Drunkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.  Tutuola, Amos.  Grove: 1964 (classic)
 
The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry:  Fifth Edition (Penguin Classics).  Moore,  Gerald  (Editor, Translator, Introduction) and Beier, Ulli  (Editor, Translator, Introduction). Penguin Classics: 2007
 
Purple Hibiscus: A Novel.  Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.  Anchor:  2004
 
Things Fall Apart.  Achebe, Chinua.  Anchor: 2006
 
When Rain Clouds Gather.  Head, Bessie.  Heinemann: 1990 (classic)

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