SRJC Course Outlines

9/18/2019 4:20:24 AMHUMAN 5 Course Outline as of Summer 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 5Title:  WORLD HUMANITIES  
Full Title:  World Humanities: Arts, Ideas, Values
Last Reviewed:10/13/2014

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: 

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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


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 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.
(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 2003
Inactive: 
 Area:E
H
Humanities
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:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify, contextualize and discuss the socio-cultural and aesthetic values of representative
     works of non-Western visual arts, drama, music, literature, philosophy, or religion in a
     global perspective.
2.  Compare and contrast the beliefs and values of selected Western and non-Western
     civilizations as revealed through their artistic and literary records.

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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,
    philosophy, or 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, Polynesia and Russia), 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
   Dead.
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
   interconnectedness.
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
   worldview.

Assignments:
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Assignments typically will include:
1. Careful reading and analysis of assigned texts to establish cultural context (30 to 100 pages).
2. Examinations, including quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home exams.
3. Written essays (300 to 750 words) requiring students to analyze representative works of
    literature, art, music, philosophical, or religious thought or requiring students to compare and contrast, integrate ideas, or examine ideas, values and beliefs.
4. 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%
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%
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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Century of the Wind: Memory of Fire, Volume 3. Galeano, Eduardo. Nation Books. 2010 (classic)
Faces and Masks:  Memory of Fire, Volume 2. Galeano, Eduardo. Nation Books. 2010 (classic)
Genesis: Memory of Fire, Volume 1. Galeano, Eduardo. Nation Books. 2010 (classic)
Civilization Past and Present, Combined Volume. 12th ed. Edgar, Robert and Hackett, Neil and Jewsbury, George. Pearson. 2007 (classic)
World Civilizations, Their History and Culture. 9th ed. Burns, Edward and Hull, Richard and Wood, Alan. Norton. 1997 (classic)
The Arts: World Themes. Nagle, Geraldine. McGraw Hill. 1993 (classic)

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