SRJC Course Outlines

4/18/2021 7:49:35 PMHUMAN 6 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 6Title:  HUMANITIES IN THE U.S.  
Full Title:  Humanities in the United States
Last Reviewed:10/12/2020

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 cultural groups, focusing on the visual arts, music, drama, film, literature and philosophical/religious thought in the United States. In this multidisciplinary course, students will examine possible answers to the question "How is American identity expressed?" This course will explore the cultural expressions, contributions and traditions of different cultural groups in the United States. This course may be presented either chronologically, thematically, or with exclusive focus on a specific humanistic cultural form or tradition such as Cinema, Fine Arts, Literature, Music, Performing Arts and Technology in the United States.

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 pluralistic exploration of Humanities in the United States. The course will explore the cultural contributions of at least three cultural groups, focusing on the visual arts, music, drama, film, literature and philosophical/religious thought in the United States. In this multidisciplinary course, students will examine possible answers to the question "How is American identity expressed?" This course will explore the cultural expressions, contributions and traditions of different cultural groups in the United States. This course may be presented either chronologically, thematically, or with exclusive focus on a specific humanistic cultural form or tradition such as Cinema, Fine Arts, Literature, Music, Performing Arts and Technology in the United States.
(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 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 the ideas and work produced by different cultural groups in the United States in various humanistic fields of study including Cinema, Fine Arts, Literature, Music, Performing Arts and Technology in the United States.
 

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1. Relate works to their historical and/or cultural context.
2. Compare and contrast the cultural experiences of different cultural groups in 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. Cinema, Fine Arts,
    Literature, Music, Performing Arts and Technology in the United States).

Topics and Scope
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I.   Representative primary works in various humanistic fields of study including Cinema, Fine Arts, Literature, Music, Performing Arts and Technology in the United States which represent a variety of cultural expressions in the United States from the earliest indigenous cultures to the present day
II.  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
III. The experiences and diversity of cultural expressions by different cultural groups in the United States
IV. An examination of how issues of class, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability affect cultural expression or cultural participation in the United States as they pertain to the Humanities
V.  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 written 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. Three to five written essays (each essay is 500 words each) requiring students to analyze
    representative works in Cinema, Fine Arts, Literature, Music, Performing Arts and
    Technology in the United States. 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 (e.g. 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%
Exams
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 ed. Ellison, Ralph. Vintage. 1995 (Classic)
Autobiographical texts such as:
The Autobiography 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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