SRJC Course Outlines

2/24/2018 12:05:31 PMHUMAN 7 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 7Title:  INTRO TO HUMANITIES  
Full Title:  Introduction to the Humanities
Last Reviewed:3/24/2014

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 Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

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 30

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the humanities focusing on the visual arts, drama, film, music, dance, literature, philosophy and religion as forms of human expression.  Emphasis will be on understanding and appreciating a variety of cultural expressions within their cultural context.  The course may be taught thematically or may focus on a specific period of time.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to the humanities focusing on the visual arts, drama, film, music, dance, literature, philosophy and religion as forms of human expression.  Emphasis will be on understanding and appreciating a variety of cultural expressions within their cultural context.  The course may be taught thematically or may focus on a specific period of time.
(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
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this course, students will able to:
1. Articulate the ways in which the study of Humanities provides diverse ways of
     understanding human thought, creativity, and aesthetics in a global and/or
     historical context.
2. Demonstrate an increased ability to critically interpret and evaluate art forms and
    ideas from diverse cultures and historical periods (e.g.. visual art, architecture, literature,
    philosophy, film, music, dance and theater).  
3. Demonstrate how understanding the Humanities can enhance our own creativity and our
    appreciation of our own and other cultures.

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Upon completion of this course, students will able to:
1.  Analyze representative works of art, drama, film, music, literature,
     philosophy, and/or religion and relate  those works to their historical and/or
      cultural context.
2.  Identify commonalities in human experiences and expressions.
3.  Examine his or her own ideas, values, and experiences in comparison
     with the ideas, values, and experiences of other human beings in
     other cultural settings.
4. Demonstrate in writing the ability to analyze arguments, to examine values and to integrate materials
    from more than one discipline.
5. Participate in the humanities outside of class by attendance at
    museums, lectures, forums, performances, films, poetry readings,
    etc., as well as (optional) scheduled field trips.
6. Describe the values, themes, methods, and history of the discipline and
    identify realistic career objectives related to a course of study in the
    major.
7. Perform research specific to the discipline and use appropriate citation
    style, if different than MLA.

Topics and Scope
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1.  This course will focus on primary works of visual art, music, dance, film, drama, literature,  philosophy, and religion.  They typically will represent a variety of cultural expressions (and historical periods) and may include the cultural expressions of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Island peoples.  This material be structured thematically or chronologically.
 
2. This interdisciplinary course typically will focus on an orientation to values, themes, methods, and history of the discipline as well as identification of career objectives related to a course of study in the major.
 
3.  Introduction to discipline-specific research tools, including texts, important periodicals, major indexing sources, standard reference tools, discipline specific tools, and major websites.

Assignments:
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1.  Reading and analysis of assigned primary texts to establish historical or cultural context.  Reading amounts to100 pages per week.
2.  Examinations, including quizzes, mid-term, and/or take-home, and final exam.
3.  Written essays requiring students to analyze representative works of literature, art, music, drama, film, philosophical or religious thought.
4.  Written essays requiring students to compare and contrast, examine ideas, values,  beliefs, and experiences; and/or to integrate two or more disciplines.  Writing amounts to 3,000 words total.
5.  Participation in cultural activities, including museum visits, concerts, poetry readings, lectures, and field trips (optional field trips).
6.  Creative projects (optional, depending on instructor).

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
45 - 80%
Written homework and 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
15 - 50%
In class and take home essays will include objective and essay questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 30%
Field trips, cultural activities, and/or creative projects


Representative Textbooks:
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Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, Combined Volume (4th).   Benton. Janetta Rebold and DiYanni, Robert, Ph.D.  Pearson:  2011
 
The Humanistic Tradition:  The Global Village of the Twentieth Century, volume 6, edition 3.  Fiero, Gloria.   William. C. Brown Publishers:  2005
 
Perceiving the Arts:  An Introduction to the Humanities (10th).  Sporre, Dennis J.  Pearson:  2011
 
The course will include some literary texts representing a range of human expression, and may include epic, poetry, drama, short story, novel, autobiography or other literary expression, for example a focus on the 20th century might include works such as:
 
A Personal Matter.  Oe, Kenzaburo. Grove Press, Inc. 1969 (Classic)
 
An Indian Woman in Guatemala.  I, Rigoberta Menchu.  Verso:  2009
 
Beloved.  Morrison, Toni.  Vintage Books:  1987 (Classic)
 
Canto General.  Neruda, Pablo.  2000 (Classic)
 
The Dubliners.  Joyce, James.  2001 (Classic)
 
Memoirs from the Women's Prison. el lSa'Adawi, Nawal.  1994 (Classic)
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude.  Marquez, Gabriel Garcia.  2004 (Classic)
 
Things Fall Apart.  Achebe, Chinua.  1996 (Classic)
 
The course will include as texts works of visual art, drama, film, and music drawn from the cultures of the world.

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