SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2023 7:56:50 PMHUMAN 4.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 4.2Title:  WESTERN HUMANITIES II  
Full Title:  Western Humanities From 1600
Last Reviewed:11/28/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 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: 

Catalog Description:
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An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the arts, ideas, and values of Western culture.  The course will focus on the visual arts, drama, music, literature, philosophy, and religion within a cultural context. It will cover the Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, Modern, and Postmodern periods (1600 to present).


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 Western culture.  The course will focus on the visual arts, drama, music, literature, philosophy, and religion within a cultural context. It will cover the Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, Modern, and Postmodern periods (1600 to present).
(Grade or P/NP)

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


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1998
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1998
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1998
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:Fall 2023
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:Fall 2023

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course

Approval and Dates
Version:04Course Created/Approved: 11/24/1997
Version Created:10/6/2016Course Last Modified:5/24/2023
Submitter:Jill Kelly-MooreCourse Last Full Review:11/28/2016
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:11/28/2016
Version Status Date:11/28/2016Semester Last Taught:Spring 2020
Version Term Effective:Fall 2017Term Inactive:Fall 2023


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Analyze the chronological development of Western culture, including the cultural eras
    of the Baroque, the Neoclassical, the Romantic, the Modern and the Postmodern.
2.  Identify and evaluate the contributions of major artists, writers and thinkers of these periods.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Analyze representative works of visual arts, drama, music, literature, philosophy
     and religion.
2. Compare and contrast the style of works of successive periods of Western culture
     with those of non-Western cultures such as India and China.
3. Examine their own ideas, values and beliefs and determine how these relate to
     the heritage of Western culture.
4. Evaluate the contributions of women to Western Culture.
5. Demonstrate in writing the ability to analyze, compare and contrast, to weigh
     philosophical arguments, to examine values and to integrate materials from
     several disciplines.

Topics and Scope
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I. Arts, ideas and values of Western culture.
II. Primary works of literature, visual arts, music, drama, film and/or philosophy/religion.
III. An overview of the development of Western Culture from approximately 1600 A.D.
     through the present, including the cultural eras of the Baroque, the Neoclassical,
     the Romantic, the Modern and the Postmodern. May be approached chronologically
     or thematically.
IV. Works of enduring significance in Western culture and the legacy or heritage of
     Western culture in today's world.
V. A representative sampling of primary literary texts taken from the following:
    A. Prose:  Milton, Fielding, Richardson, Austen, Balzac, Bronte, Dickens,
          Dostoevsky,  Flaubert, Hugo, Tolstoy, Melville, Twain, Faulkner, Sartre,
          Camus, Kafka, Proust, Borges, Garcia-Marquez, Solzhenitsyn, Baldwin,
          Wright, Ellison, Morrison, Kingston and Wollenstonecraft.
    B. Poetry:  Pope, Shelly, Byron, Wordsworth, Elliot, Yeats, Dickenson, Whitman,
          Paz and Neruda, Angelou, Brooks.
VI. A representative sampling of theatre such as Corneille, Moliere, Racine, Ibsen, Chekov,
     Brecht, Cocteau, O'Neill, Shepard or Beckett.
VII. A representative sampling of film by directors such as Chaplin, Ford, Hitchcock,
     Huston, Welles, Bunuel, Renoir, Fellini, Rossellini, Bergman, Micheaux, Lee, Singleton.
VIII. A representative  sampling of political and philosophical thought such as
     Bacon, Locke, Hobbes, Rouseau, Smith, Voltaire, Kant, Marx, Mill, Freud, Nietzsche,
     De Beauvoir, Freidan, Gandhi, Fanon, Foucault, Bakhtin, DuBois, Douglass, King
     or Malcolm X.
IX. A representative sampling of visual arts taken from the following:
    A. Baroque: Bernini, Rubens, Rembrandt,  van Ruysdael, Hals, Caravaggio  Vermeer,  
          Poussin, Gentileschi
    B. Roccoco: Watteau, Gainsborough, Tiepolo
    C. Neoclassisism:  David, Ingres, Canova, Greek Revival, Pompeii and Herculaneum
    D. Realism: Courbet, Van Gogh, Gericault, Delacroix, Daumier, Whistler
    E. Romanticism: Friedrich, Goya, Cole, Constable, Turner, Church, Beirstadt
    F. Modernism: Munch, Chagall, Duchamp, Klee, Matisse, Picasso, Braque,  
          Klimt, Pollack, Dali, De Kooning
XI. Comparison to a non-Western culture in Asia and Africa, Central or South American
     or the Middle East.

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1. Reading and analysis of assigned primary texts (30-70 pgs a week) to
     establish cultural context.
2. Examinations (2-7), including quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home
     exams (option of instructor).
3. Written essays (3-5) 500-1000 words each, requiring students to analyze
     representative works of literature, art, music, and philosophical/religious thought or
     requiring students to compare and contrast, integrate ideas,
     or examine ideas, values and beliefs.
4. Optional assignments may include creative projects, presentations, cultural activities,
     and field trip.

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
25 - 40%
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%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home exams: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Field trips, cultural activities, attendance, and/or creative projects/presentations

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities, Volume 2. 8th ed.  Lawrence S. Cunningham and John J. Reich Wadsworth Publishing: 2013
The Humanities: Culture, Continuity, and Change, Volume 2. 3rd ed. Sayre, Henry M. Prentice Hall. 2014
The Humanistic Tradition Volume 2: The Early Modern World to the Present. 7th ed. Fiero, Gloria. McGraw-Hill Humanities. 2015
Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, Volume 2. 4th ed. Benton, Janetta Rebold and  Diyanni, Robert. Prentice Hall. 2011 (classic)
The Western Humanities, Volume 2. 6th ed. Matthews, Roy and Platt, Dewitt. McGraw-Hill Humanities. 2007 (classic)


Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:ERequires English Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:NPNo Prerequisite
 Advisories-generate description:AAuto-Generated Text
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:NNo Prerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
 Method of instruction:02Lecture
 Area department:HUMANHumanities and Religion
 Division:71Language Arts & Academic Foundations
 Special topic course:NNot a Special Topic Course
 Program Status:1Major Applicable Course
 Repeatability:00Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
 Repeat group id:  
 Audit allowed:NNot Auditable
 Open entry/exit:NNot Open Entry/Open Exit
 Credit by Exam:NCredit by examination not allowed
 Budget code: Program:0000Unrestricted
 Budget code: Activity:4905Humanities & Fine Arts
 Basic Skills:NNot a Basic Skills Course
 Level below transfer:YNot Applicable
 CVU/CVC status:NNot Distance Ed
 Distance Ed Approved:N
 Emergency Distance Ed Approved:YFully Online
Partially Online
Online with flexible in-person activities
 Credit for Prior Learning:NAgency Exam
NIndustry Credentials
 Non-credit category:YNot Applicable, Credit Course
 Classification:YLiberal Arts and Sciences Courses
 SAM classification:ENon-Occupational
 TOP code:1599.00Other Humanities
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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