SRJC Course Outlines

9/23/2021 2:19:46 PMHUMAN 5 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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 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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
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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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.
3. Recognize and discuss knowledgeably the cultural values that these works communicate in a
    global perspective as well as within specific cultural contexts.
4. Evaluate the contributions of women in the shaping of both individual and worldwide
    perspectives on arts, beliefs and values.
5. Compare their own views with ideas, values, and beliefs covered in the course.
6. 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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I. What is World Humanities? (select three distinct cultural areas, two of which must be
    non-Western)
    A. Africa
    B. Asia
    C. Latin America
    D. North America
    E. Europe
    F. Russia
II. Global Aesthetics
    A. Art and emotion (Tan, Tomkins)
    B. Beauty (Scarry)
    C. Imaginative resistance (Gendler)
III. Architecture and space
    A. Capital cities: Brasilia and modern architecture
    B. Gardens: English, French, Japanese
    C. Temple architecture: Palenque City, Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat Sunyata or Buddhist void
IV. Literature and Poetry
    A. China: Wang Wei, Li Bai
    B. Japan: Basho, Tale of Genji, Murakami
    C. Africa: Emperor Shaka the Great: A Zulu Epic, Leopold Senghor, Wole Soyinka,
         Bessie Head
    D. Latin America: Gabriela Mistral, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabella Allende,
         Eduardo Galeano, Pablo Neruda, Mario Vargas Llosa
    E. Middle East: Edward Said, Nawal El Sa'adawi, Amer Hussein
    F. India: VS Naipaul, RK Narayan
V. Art Objects
    A. African Benin bronzes
    B. Chacmool
    C. Moche ceramics
    D. Japanese paper-making
VI. Sacred Texts
    A. Theravada
    B. The Bhagavad-Gita
    C. Confucius:  The Analects
    D. Hebrew Bible
    E. New Testament
    F. The Q'uran
    G. Popol Vuh
    H. The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Assignments:
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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%
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
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
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)
 
Tamar Gendler. "The Puzzle of Imaginative Resistance." The Journal of Philosophy. 2000 (Classic)
 
E. S. Tan. "Emotion, art, and the humanities."  (116-134). In M. Lewis & J. M. Haviland-Jones (Eds.), Handbook of Emotions. Guilford Press. 2000 (Classic)
 
"Affect, imagery, consciousness." Vol. 1: The Positive Affects. Thomson, S.S. Springer Press. 1992 (Classic)
 
On Beauty and Being Just. Scarry, Elaine. Princeton University Press. 2000 (Classic)
 
Provincializing Europe. Chakrabarty, Dipesh. Princeton University Press. 2007 (Classic)
 
The Location of Culture. Bhabha, Homi. Routledge. 2004 (Classic)

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