SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2024 12:58:43 AMHUMAN 24 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HUMAN 24Title:  CALIFORNIA CULTURE  
Full Title:  California Culture
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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This course examines California's cultural mystique through ideas, products and cultural movements that originated in, or are closely associated with, California. Rather than a history of California, this course is a multidisciplinary examination of the distinct contributions that California has made in the spheres of art, consumer products, cultural movements, ideology and technological innovations. In so doing, the course analyzes California's contributions to, and influence on, American and global cultures and its enduring appeal for people throughout the United States and the world.

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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This course examines California's cultural mystique through ideas, products and cultural movements that originated in, or are closely associated with, California. Rather than a history of California, this course is a multidisciplinary examination of the distinct contributions that California has made in the spheres of art, consumer products, cultural movements, ideology and technological innovations. In so doing, the course analyzes California's contributions to, and influence on, American and global cultures and its enduring appeal for people throughout the United States and the world.
(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 2022
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2022
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2022
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2022Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2022Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Describe the distinct contributions that California has made in the spheres of art, consumer products, cultural movements, ideology and technological innovations.
2. Examine California's contributions that have enduring influence to the present day.
3. Explain California's contributions to regional, American, and global cultures.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
 
1. Identify specific products, ideas, and cultural movements that originated in or are closely associated with
    California.
2. Identify specific examples of California's contributions to American and global cultures.
3. Evaluate California's influence on American and global cultures.

Topics and Scope
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I. Consumer Products
    A. Technology: Apple products, Human Interface, Facebook
    B. Fashion: Levi-Strauss and jeans
    C. Fast-food: McDonald's, Taco Bell, Panda Express, In-n-Out
    D. Toys: Mattel, Barbie
    E. Other miscellaneous items: WD-40, nicotine patch
II. Arts and Entertainment (at least 2 required)
    A. Hollywood: the studio system, contract stars
    B. Disney: amusement parks
    C. Theater: Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse
    D. Museums and artistic institutions: LACMA, the Getty, the Broad Museum,
          SFMOMA, San Francisco Institute of Art
III. Art (at least 2 required)
    A. Bay Area Figurative Movement: Wayne Thiebaud, Elmer Bischoff, Richard Diebenkorn,
          Joan Brown
    B. Post-conceptual art: John Baldessari, UC Davis Art Department, California Institute of the
          Arts
    C. Feminist art: Judy Chicago and the Feminist Arts Program at Fresno State, Womahouse at
          CalArts
    D. California Plein-Air/California Impressionism: California Art Club, The Painters' Club of
          Los Angeles, California Art Club Bulletin, California Art Club Newsletter
IV. Design and Architecture (at least 2 required)
     A. Spanish Colonial Revival
     B. San Francisco Victorian
     C. Mid-century Modernism: Eichler in San Francisco, the Streng Brothers in the Central
           Valley, Palm Springs Modernism
     D. Silicon Valley Modernism: Google headquarters, Apple headquarters
V. Music (at least 2 required)
    A. California Sound: "sunshine pop", "fuzz tone", "feedback", psychedelic rock, Bay Area
          Ska, Mabuhay Gardens
    B. West Coast hip hop: L.A. Rap, Tupac Shakur, The Beat 92.3 and Power 106, Death Row Records, Lench Mob
          Records, Ruthless Records
    C. Music publications: Jazz Information, Rolling Stone
VI. Literature (at least 2 required)
     A. San Francisco Renaissance: Six Gallery, City Lights Bookstore, Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
           Kenneth Rexroth
     B. The Beat Generation: Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums "Highway 99" and Central Valley
           literature: William Saroyan, Leonard Gardner
     C. New American Poetry
VII. Ideologies and Social Movements (at least 3 required)
      A. Free Speech Movement
      B. Gay Liberation: Vanguard, Society for Individual Rights, the Homosexual Revolution
           of 1969, Refugees from Amerika: A Gay Manifesto
      C. Black Liberation: The Black Panther Party
      D. Asian American activism: International Hotel, the I-Hotel Movement, Asian American
            Political Alliance at Berkeley
      E. The Chicano Moratorium: Brown Berets, La Raza Unidad
      F. Second Wave Feminism
VIII. Events (at least 1 required)
      A. Consumer Technology: World Wide Development Conference
      B. Music: Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach, Monterey Pop Festival
      C. Art: Burning Man
      D. Literature: First Festival of Modern Poetry, "Poetry is Magic" at San Francisco State

Assignments:
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1. Read 50-75 pages of primary and secondary materials each week (or watch or listen to course
    materials as applicable).
 
2. Group activities such as class discussions or group projects.
 
3. Writing assignments (3 - 5), such as essays and response papers of at least 500-750 words each.
 
4. One to two presentation(s) in object analysis using a material good that is representative of
    California's contributions to regional, American and global cultures.
 
5. Various forms of evaluation such as exam(s) (1 or 2), tests (at least 2), and/or quizzes
 
6. Discussion board activities (at least 8)

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 - 40%
Writing assignments
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
10 - 20%
Presentation(s) in object analysis
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Exam(s), tests, and/or quizzes. Discussion board activities
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Class discussions or group projects


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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West of the West: Dreamers, Believer, Builders and Killers in the Golden State. Arax, Mark. Public Affairs. 2011 (classic)
Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury. Armstrong, Elizabeth. Prestel Publishers. 2007 (classic)
 
Made in California: Art, Image, Identity 1900-2000. Barron, Stephanie. University of California Press. 2000 (classic)
 
The Human Tradition in California. Davis, Clark. SR Books. 2002 (classic)
Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. Davis, Mike. Metropolitan Books. 1998 (classic)
 
Twilight: Lost Angeles, 1992. Deveare-Smith, Anna. Anchor. 1994 (classic)
 
Where I Was From. Didion, Joan. Vintage. 2004 (classic)
 
Fat City. Gardner, Leonard. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1969 (classic)
Historical Atlas of California with Maps. Hayes Derek and Christ Labonte. University of California Press. 2007 (classic)
 
American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition. Holliday, Peter J. Oxford University Press. 2016 (classic)
 
Ramona. Hunt Jackson, Helen. CreateSpace. 1884 (classic)
 
Big Sur. Kerouac, Jack. Penguin. 1962 (classic)
 
American Graffiti. Lucas, George. Universal Pictues.1973 (classic)
 
California: Designing Freedom. McGuirk, Justin P. and Brendan McGetrick. Haidon. 2017 (classic)
 
California: The Great Exception. McWilliams, Carey. Current. 1949 (classic)
 
The Day of the Locust. Schlesinger, John. Paramount. 1975 (classic)
 
Blade Runner. Scott, Ridley. Warner Bros. 1982 (classic)
 
The Golden Gate. Seth, Vikram. Vintage. 1991 (classic)
 
Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas. Solnit, Rebecca. University of California Press. 2010 (classic)
 
East of Eden. Steinbeck, John. Vintage. 1962 (classic)
 
California: A History. Starr, Kevin. Modern Library. 2007 (classic)
 
Americans and the California Dream. Starr, Kevin. Oxford University Press. 1973 (classic)
 
The Joy Luck Club. Tan, Amy. Penguin. 1989 (classic)
 
Ana of California. Teran, Andi. Penguin. 2015 (classic)
 
I Hotel. Yamashita, Karen Tei. Coffee House. 2010 (classic)
 
Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Great Central Valley. Yogi, Stan. Heyday Books. 1996 (classic)

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