SRJC Course Outlines

6/12/2024 8:16:51 PMHUMAN 5 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 5Title:  WORLD HUMANITIES  
Full Title:  World Humanities: Arts, Ideas, Values
Last Reviewed:3/8/2021

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: 

Catalog Description:
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An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the arts, ideas, and values of selected world cultures.  The course will focus on the visual arts, drama, music, literature, philosophy and religion-identifying both their interconnectedness and inherent diversity. The course may be taught chronologically or thematically.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An interdisciplinary approach to the study Global Cultures with an emphasis on non-Western cultures Transfer Credit: CSU;UC.
(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 2003
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2003
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2003
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:

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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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify the major writers, thinkers and artists in at least three
   distinct geographical/cultural areas, (two of which must be non-
   Western eg. Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, Europe),
   and contextualize both within their individual cultural milieu
   and larger global contexts.
2.  Analyze representative works of visual arts, drama, music, literature
   and philosophy/religion within those specific cultural contexts.
   Recognize and discuss knowledgeably the cultural values that these
   works communicate in a global perspective as well as within specific
   cultural contexts.
3.  Evaluate the contributions of women in the shaping of both individual
   and worldwide perspectives on arts, beliefs and values.
4.  Compare their own views with ideas, values, and beliefs covered in
   the course.
5.  Explain, in writing, the linked values of selected Western and
   non-Western civilizations as revealed through the artistic and
   literary record.

Topics and Scope
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1.  The course will focus on the arts, ideas, and values of at least
   three distinct cultural areas (Africa, Asia, Latin America, North
   America, Europe), two of which must be non-Western.
2.  The course will use representative primary texts, including primary
   non-Western artforms which have achieved global significance.
   Examples from literature and poetry:  China
   Wang Wei, Li Bai.  Japan:  Basho, Tale of Genji.  Africa:  Emperor
   Shaka the Great: A Zulu Epic, Leopold Senghor, Wole Soyinka, Bessie
   Head.  Latin America:  Gabriela Mistral, Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
   Isabella Allende, Eduardo Galeano, Pablo Neruda, Mario Vargas Llosa.
   Middle East:  Edward Said, Nawal El Sa'adawi, Amer Hussein.
   India:  VS Naipaul, RK Narayan.
   Examples within visual arts:  African Benin bronzes, the architecture
   of Zimbabue city, Japanese gardens, the concept of shunyata, Hindu
   temple architecture and sculpture, Yucatan peninsula architecture and
   sculpture, Chac Mool, Palenque city, Inca architecture/gold images,
   Moche sculpture.
   Examples within music:  Gagaku Court Music, Indian sitar music,
   traditional Songs of Africa, Gamelan Music.
   Examples within primary philosophical/religious texts:  Theravada
   Buddhist texts, The Bhagavad-Gita, Confucius:  The Analects, Hebrew
   Bible, New Testament, The Q'uran, Popol Vuh, The Egyptian Book of the
3.  The course may focus on works of contemporary and/or
   historical significance within areas of the humanities (such as
   lilterature, philosophy, visual arts, film, music) in order to
   compare/contrast cultural contributions within specific geographical
   locations such as Africa, Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Latin
   America, the Middle East, Europe as well as their common
4.  The course may proceed chronologically and cross-culturally within a
   specific historical period (such as the Renaissance or the 19th
   century) or thematically e.g. (tracing the development of the figure
in painting, genre scenes in printmaking, contemporary music, children's
   poetry or individuality vs society in literature).
5.  The course will evaluate the nature of Western Colonialism and its
   effect on non-Western cultural production as features of a global

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Assignments typically will include:
1.  Careful reading and analysis of assigned texts.
2.  Reading assignments to establish cultural context.
3.  Examinations, including quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home
4.  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.
5.  Participation in cultural activities, and response papers or reviews
   (including field trip option).

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
30 - 50%
Written homework, Term papers, Essays
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
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Field trips, cultural activities

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Arts:  World Themes.  Nagle, Geraldine.  McGraw Hill:  June 1997.  
Century Company:  Faces and Masks.  W. W. Norton & Company:  June 1998
Century of the Wind.  W. W. Norton & Company:  June 1998.
Civilization Past and Present.  Brummett, Palmira,  et al., Single Volume, 10th Edition.  Longman Press:  August 5, 2002.
Memory of Fire:  Genesis.   Galeano, Eduardo.   W. W. Norton & Company:  June 1998.
World Civilizations, Their History and Culture.  Ralph, Philip Lee, Editor), et al.  W. W. Norton & Company:  August 1997.

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