SRJC Course Outlines

9/16/2019 9:07:06 AMHUMAN 6 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 6Title:  HUMANITIES IN THE U.S.  
Full Title:  Humanities in the United States
Last Reviewed:9/21/2015

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 31

Catalog Description:
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An interdisciplinary pluralistic exploration of Humanities in the United States. The course will explore the cultural contributions of at least three ethnic groups, focusing on the visual arts, music, drama, film, literature and philosophical/religious thought in the United States.  Course materials may be presented either chronologically or thematically.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An interdisciplinary pluralistic exploration of Humanities in the United States. The course will explore the cultural contributions of at least three ethnic groups, focusing on the visual arts, music, drama, film, literature and philosophical/religious thought in the United States.  Course materials may be presented either chronologically or thematically.
(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 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:E
G
Humanities
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesSpring 1984
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Articulate the ways in which the study of the Humanities in the United States provides diverse ways of understanding human thought, creativity, and aesthetics.
2.  Interpret and evaluate art forms and ideas (e.g. visual art, architecture, literature, philosophy, film, music, dance and theater) from at least  three distinct cultural/ethnic groups within the United States.
 

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Upon completion of this course the students will be able to:
1. Relate works to their historical and/or cultural context.
2. Compare and contrast the cultural experiences and  expressions of three or more ethnic groups within the United States.
3. Examine their own ideas, values, beliefs, and experiences in comparison with the ideas, values, beliefs, and experiences of other cultural groups within the United States.
4. Demonstrate in writing the ability to analyze, compare and contrast, weigh arguments, examine values, and integrate materials from several disciplines. (e.g. visual art, architecture, literature, philosophy, film, music, dance and theater).

Topics and Scope
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1.   Representative primary works of visual art, music, film, drama, literature and philosophy/religion, which represent a variety of cultural expressions in the United States from the earliest indigenous cultures to the present day.
2.   Major theoretical or analytical issues relevant to understanding the meaning of and dynamic interactions between race, ethnicity and gender in the United States as it pertains to the Humanities.
3.  The experiences and diversity of cultural expressions of at least three of the following six ethnic groups: African Americans, Native Indigenous Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, European Americans, and Americans of Middle Eastern origin as they pertain to the Humanities.
4.   In addition, the course may examine how issues of class, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability impact cultural expression or cultural participation in the United States as they pertain to the Humanities.
5.    Chosen works will be studied within their historical and/or cultural context, and may be structured thematically or chronologically.

Assignments:
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1.  Reading and analysis of assigned primary texts (30-50 pgs. per week).
2.  Reading assignments related to establishing historical or cultural context.
3.  Examinations, including quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home exam.
4.  3-5 written essays (each essay is 500 words each)  requiring students to analyze representative works of literature, visual art, music, drama, film, or philosophy/religion.  Students will compare and contrast; examine ideas, values, beliefs, and experiences; and/or to integrate two or more disciplines pertaining to the study of the Humanities.
5.  Optional participation in cultural activities, including museum visits, concerts, poetry readings, lectures, and field trips.
6.  Optional  creative projects (debates. visual journals).

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 - 90%
Written homework, 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
10 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Short essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 30%
Field trips, activities, creative projects (debates. visual journals)


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Beloved.  Morrison, Toni.  Vintage International:  2004 (Classic)
Ceremony.  Silko, Leslie Marmon.  Penguin Contemporary American Fiction  Series:  1988 (Classic)
China Men.   Kingston, Maxine Hong.  Vintage International: 1989 (Classic)
Grand Avenue:  A Novel in Stories, 1995. Sarris, Greg.  Penguin: 1995 (Classic)
The House on Mango Street.   Cisneros, Sandra.  Vintage Contemporaries:  1991 (Classic)
Invisible Man, 2nd edition.  Ellison, Ralph.  Vintage:  1995 (Classic)
Autobiographical texts such as:
The Autogiography of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin, Benjamin.  Dover Thrift Editions:  1996 (Classic)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (As Told to Alex Haley).  Haley, Alex and Malcolm X.  Bantam:  2001 (Classic)
Black Elk Speaks:  Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux.  Neihardt, John G.  University of Nebraska Press:  1971 (Classic)
Hunger of Memory, The Education of Richard Rodriguez.  Rodriguez, Richard.  Bantam:  1983 (Classic)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  Douglass, Frederick.  Dover Thrift Editions:  1995 (Classic)
The Woman Warrior:  Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts.    Hong, Maxine.  Vintage International:  1989 (Classic)
Texts reflecting immigrant experience such as:
America is in the Heart:  A Personal History.   Bulosan, Carlos and McWilliams, Carey.  University of Washington Press:  1974 (Classic)
Jasmine.  Mukherjee, Bharati.  Grove Press:  1999 (Classic)
The Jungle:  The Uncensored Original Edition.   Sinclair, Upton.  Sharp  Press:  2003(Classic)
The Kite Runner.    Hosseini,  Khaled.  Riverhead Trade:  Reprint, 2004 (Classic)
Visual-arts related texts such as:
American Visions:  The Epic History of Art in America.  Hughes, Robert.  Knopf:  1999 (Classic)
Mixed Blessings:  New Art in a Multicultural America.   Lippard, Lucy.  Pantheon:  1990 (Classic)

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