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|Discipline and Nbr:
Culture, Technology and the Arts
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
An interdisciplinary study of art, culture, and technology which interweaves humanities, social sciences, and science. The course will focus on the global interconnections between the rise of technology since the 15th century and the changes that were brought about within cultural systems and in artistic production as a result. The course will examine block prints, book production, novels, prints, map-making, weaving, engraving, etching, lithography, photography, film, video, and computer-generated art.
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
An interdisciplinary study of art, culture, and technology which interweaves humanities, social sciences and science. The course will focus on the global interconnections between the rise of technology since the 15th century and the changes that were brought about within cultural systems and in artistic production as a result.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 1999||Spring 2011
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 1999||Spring 2011
By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Analyze the impact of changes in technology on cultural
systems and artistic production from the 15th century to
the present day.
2. Relate works to a global and intercultural context.
3. Participate in cultural activities relevant to the themes
of the class by attendance at museums, lectures, forums,
performances, films, poetry readings etc., as well as
scheduled field trips.
4. Demonstrate in writing the ability to analyze, compare and
contrast, to weigh arguments, to examine values, and to
integrate materials from several disciplines.
5. Demonstrate the ability to utilize appropriate technologies
including digital media, chat rooms, and the Internet.
Topics and Scope
1. The course will examine the changes that were brought about
within cultural systems and artistic production as a result
of the rise of technology from the 15th century to the
present day. Cultural systems may include theology,
ideology, literary endeavors and the ideas of self. Modes
of artistic production may include the traditional
categories of the visual arts, music, film, dance, and
literature as well as more contemporary modes such as
digital art, digital music, and video production.
2. The course will interweave the humanities, the social
sciences, and science to focus on global interconnections.
3. The course will include works of art which have been
impacted by technological change, including block prints,
books, cartography, engravings, etchings, weaving and
textiles, lithography, film, video, computer-generated and
digital images. The course will also focus on new
technologies within the arts such as digital music, digital
images, and Internet art.
4. The course will provide an historical overview of the
impact of technology on artistic and cultural production,
including (but not limited to) the following topics:
a) Block prints
b) Printing presses and books
c) Literacy and the rise of the novel
d) Cartography ( globalization, transculturation, and
e) Weaving and textiles
f) Engraving and etching
g) Lithography (the beginning of affordable art for the
i) Film (mass media requiring intensive capitalization)
j) Video (performance and television)
k) Computers and digital images (as they are employed using
electronics and science, affecting music, art, and
interpersonal relations, especially the World Wide Web
and the Internet)
5. The course will include instruction in the use of
technology to access images and information, including use
of digital media for research and investigation and on-line
instruction or chat rooms.
1. Careful reading and analysis of assigned primary texts,
including non-literary texts.
2. Reading assignments to establish historical/cultural context or
to provide a theoretical framework.
3. Examinations, including quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-
4. Written essays requiring the student to analyze representative
5. Written essays requiring the students to compare and contrast;
examine ideas, values, beliefs, and experiences; question
assumptions (their own and others); and integrate two or more
6. Participation in cultural activities related to the class,
including museum visits, concerts, poetry readings, lectures,
and (optional) field trips.
7. Creative projects (optional depending on instructor).
8. Internet research and on-line assignments.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
50 - 80%
|Written homework, Essay exams, Term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 0%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
|Accessing Internet, completing on-line assignments||
|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
5 - 30%
|Cultural activites, creative projects (optional) & field trip (optional)||
Plant, Sadie. "Zeros and Ones" from THE MATRIX OF WOMEN AND
MACHINES. Doubleday: 1997.
Conley, Tom. THE EMPIRE OF MAPS. Harvard University Press:
Meyer, Pedro. TRUTH AND FICTION. (Book and CD ROM art site).
Apeture Foundation, Inc.: 1995.
Benjamin, Walter. "Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction"
from ILLUMINATIONS. Schocken Books: 1985.
Eco, Umberto. TRAVELS IN HYPERREALITY. Harcourt, Brace, and