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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

HUM 121 Humanities: Ancient Times to the Middle Ages

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to art, architecture, literature, philosophy, religion, myth, music, and dance of western (Europe; North, Latin, and South America) and non-western (Asia, Africa, India) civilizations from ancient period to the end of the 14th century.
NOTE: HUM 121 is not a prerequisite for HUM 122. Thus, students can take HUM 122 without taking HUM 121.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 122 Humanities: Renaissance to the Present

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to art, architecture, literature, philosophy, religion, myth, music, and philosophy of western (Europe; North, Latin, and South America) and non-western (Asia, Africa, India) civilizations from the 15th century to the present.
NOTE: HUM 121 is not a prerequisite for HUM 122. Thus, students can take HUM 122 without taking HUM 121.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 123 Introduction to Film

This is an introductory course on the historical, technical and aesthetic study of film. Students will learn how the film maker communicates to us through cinematography, mise-en-scene, editing, sound and narrative construction and will gain a historical perspective on the history of film art.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 126 Introduction to the Performing Arts

This course provides an introduction to current performing arts trends, inclusive of cultures, traditions and populations that are typically underrepresented in the study of performing arts. Theatre, music, opera, and dance will all be examined from the point of view of the educated audience member. Students will learn to better understand and evaluate the performing arts. Terminology, practitioners, organization, and a brief history of each discipline will be examined. This will be accomplished through lectures, videos, and by attending actual performances.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 127 Critical Thinking

This course is an introduction to critical thinking skills (i.e., informal logic), including the following: problem solving, diagramming and evaluating arguments, constructing sound reasoning skills and habits, detecting fallacies, and reasoning from a variety of disciplines such as science, business, law, and the arts.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 128 Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilizations

This course provides a multi-media exploration of (1) the diverse philosophical and religious concepts and values in the Middle East, (2) the diverse expressions of these concepts and values in the art, architecture, craftsmanship, film, and literature produced by the cultures of North Africa, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, the Fertile Crescent, Arabian Peninsula, Iran, and Pakistan, and (3) the relation of these concepts and values to current philosophical issues in the Middle East regarding politics, economics, and gender. Comparisons will be made with Western philosophy, art, architecture, craftsmanship, film and literature.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 129 Introduction to East Asian Civilization

This course is an introduction to East Asian culture, past and present. Particularly, this course will focus on China, Japan, and Korea. Students will learn about representative works and significant developments in the arts, philosophy, religion, and literature in China, Japan, and Korea.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 140 Introduction to International Film

This is a survey course on the history and aesthetic appreciation of film as an international medium of entertainment, communication and persuasion. Through viewing and analysis of classic and contemporary films from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Australia, the student will gain a global understanding of film. Films shown will be mostly narrative features by internationally recognized directors, but may also include avant-garde, documentary, animated and North American foreign-language films.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 141 World Humanities of 20/21 Century

This is an interdisciplinary and multicultural course which introduces students to the visual art, architecture, literature, philosophy/religion/myth, music, dance, and history of various non-Western cultures through selected works and a comparative examination of their values, motifs and aesthetics with those of Western cultural expression during the 20th and 21st centuries.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 221 American Decades

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of American culture by examining the intercultural/multicultural ideas, processes, values, motifs, and traditions that have shaped our pluralistic society. American history, philosophy, literature, music, visual and performing arts will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on reflecting the diverse cultural constituency, and racial and ethnic minorities.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 222 Film and Society

This course will examine the evolution of American cinema and its relationship to society. The focus of the course is on the history of film and the social, economic and political pressures which have shaped its development. Periods of film history will include such eras as: Early "Silent" Cinema, "Classical" Hollywood of the 1930s/1940s, Post-War American Film, the "New American Cinema" of the 1960s/1970s, Postmodernism, and recent developments in Digital Filmmaking. Special attention will be paid toward important facets of the film industry such as the Auteur-Director, the Star system, as well as examples of important Genres (e.g. Musicals, Westerns, Horror, Detective, Science-Fiction, "Woman's Pictures", Social Problem films, etc).

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 226 Women and the Arts

This interdisciplinary humanities course explores the depiction and contributions of women in the visual and performing arts throughout history. Current multicultural and global developments, the contrast of female and male creativity, social attitudes regarding women, and patronage of the arts will be investigated.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00

HUM 299 Special Topics in Humanities

This course will address the in-depth study of special topics in Humanities which do not have specific courses in the catalog. Course content and requirements will vary depending on the topic being studied.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HUM
  • Units:
    3.00


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