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HUMANITIES 101

East/West: Culture and Civilization to 1700


3 Units


Humanities 101 is an interdisciplinary, multi-cultural, team-taught course that examines the historic push and pull of eastern and western civilizations from primitive times until 1700. Important themes, events, and discoveries linking east and west are shown through literature, folklore, art history, philosophy, and science. Students compare and contrast eastern and western views of time and eternity; standards of excellence; decadence and decline; motives, manners, and morals; and problems of extremes as they explore some of the most compelling problems, questions, and issues faced by humans of both hemispheres. The course centers on critical thinking; students are challenged to analyze, synthesize, and propose original ideas through the media of reading, discussion, and writing. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

HUMANITIES 102

East/West: Culture and Civilization from 1700


3 Units


Humanities 102 is an interdisciplinary, multi-cultural, team-taught course that examines the historic push and pull of eastern and western civilizations from 1700 until the present. Important themes, events, and discoveries linking east and west are shown through literature, folklore, art history, philosophy, and science. Students compare and contrast eastern and western views of science and reason; romanticism, skepticism, and pessimism; the gradual change of traditional morals, manners, means and measures; the concept of relativity; and the quantum leap into contemporary thought as they explore some of the most compelling problems, questions, and issues faced by humans of both hemispheres. The course centers on critical thinking; students are challenged to analyze, synthesize, and propose original ideas through the media of reading, discussion, and writing. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

HUMANITIES 105

The Human Struggle


3 Units


Humanities 105 is an interdisciplinary, intercultural course designed to challenge students to further develop critical reading, writing, and thinking abilities through comparative study of materials from literature and various disciplines. Students evaluate some of the most relevant issues faced by humans throughout their history, with emphasis on values and ethics. The course examines the creative impulses and destructive forces that have influenced the human struggle for order, acceptance, knowledge, understanding, self expression, power, freedom, individuality and survival. Students improve their abilities to analyze, synthesize, develop original ideas, distinguish fact from opinion or belief, and use logic and reason in language and thought to determine whether the solutions of the past are compatible with the problems of today and tomorrow. Writing instruction focuses on improving advanced composition skills. The course may be team-taught. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

HUMANITIES 106

Modern Society in its Milieux


3 Units


Humanities 106 is an interdisciplinary, team-taught, cross-cultural course emphasizing foreign literatures in translation. Students are encouraged to read, think, discuss and write critically in dealing with some important concerns of modern times as interpreted by different societies. Students do comparative analyses of literature from various countries in their historical, political, and social contexts. The linguistic style of each foreign language is stressed. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

HUMANITIES 110

Science, Literature, and Human Insight


3 Units

Humanities 110 is an interdisciplinary, intercultural team-taught course in which students further apply the principles of critical thinking and comparative analysis in order to better understand the relationships among literature, science, and technology. Through directed reading, class discussion, and writing, students continue to develop logical thought processes enabling them to reason inductively and deductively, to distinguish fact from judgment, to examine evidence and credibility of sources, to propose new ideas, and to reach logical conclusions. Through their study of literature, students learn about human values, behavior and motivations; through their study of scientific and technological achievements, they learn about the methods and limitations of science. Major historical and contemporary themes linking science and literature are presented for evaluation. Writing instruction focuses on improving advanced composition skills. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

HUMANITIES 111

Irish History, Literature, and Culture from the Beginning to the Present


3 Units


Humanities 111 is a broad-based, interdisciplinary team-taught course that covers the entire history of Ireland: its mythology, folklore, art, music, literature, and major political events. The course also focuses on the impact of Irish culture on England, Europe, Spain, Canada, and the United States through the centuries. Through assigned readings, discussions, and writing, the students gain critical insights into the causes and consequences of Ireland's turbulent history and struggle for independence as well as its literary and socio-political contributions to world culture and civilization. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

HUMANITIES 115

World Mythology


3 Units


Humanities 115 is an introduction to the body of mythology that has had the greatest impact, from antiquity until the present, on the western world. Through reading, discussion, and writing, the students critically examine important themes of major Egyptian, Judeo-Christian, Greek, Roman, Norse and Oriental myths as they are represented in literature and art. Students learn to analyze, synthesize, draw inferences, propose new ideas, support theses, and reach logical conclusions concerning the cultures the mythologies represent. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

HUMANITIES 117

Creativity, Culture, and Society: Kaleidoscope


3 Units


Humanities 117 is an interdisciplinary, team-taught course focusing on literature, drama, dance, and film and examining their relationships with other areas of college study. The course recognizes that, like the pieces in a kaleidoscope, individual art works and art forms are only components of larger patterns. As students compare and contrast works from various cultures and times, they are encouraged to read, think, discuss, and write critically about the interaction among artist, society, and work of art. Students explore the creative process and ask what has led to, as well as what results from, works of art. Students learn to analyze, synthesize, draw inferences, propose new ideas, support theses, reach logical conclusions, and become active participants in the artistic process. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

HUMANITIES 120

Literature and the Cultural Arts


3 Units


Humanities 120 is an interdisciplinary course that focuses on the interrelationships of
literature and the cultural arts (architec-
ture, music, painting, and sculpture), with emphasis on the literature, to show not only their independence but also their synthesis. Through critical reading, discussion, and writing, students analyze the influences of each genre upon the creative impulses of the others. Humanities 120 examines literary and cultural achievements, developments, and values in the major periods of western history that served as a foundation for modern thought and letters. The course may be team taught. Lecture 3 hours.
Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

HUMANITIES 125

Crosscurrents: American Social Values


3 Units


Humanities 125 is an interdisciplinary course designed to enrich students' knowledge and understanding of the cultural influences of ethnic, racial and gender diversity in the shaping of American society_past and present_and to enable them to speculate critically on American society in the future. Students analyze materials from literature, history, and other disciplines. The course explores the development and current reality of commonly held American ideals, attitudes and institutions and their role in
the unique balance between freedom and responsibility. Students are encouraged to develop their critical thinking skills through reading, writing, and discussion. This course may be interactively team-taught. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

HUMANITIES 130

The Individual, The Group, and the Organization


3 Units


Humanities 130 is an interdisciplinary, team taught, intercultural course that emphasizes personal and global issues, problems, and patterns of communication in the work environment as they apply to individual workers, groups and organizations. Students develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills by analyzing and discussing an international array of essays, works of fiction, plays, poems, songs, and films concerning work, and by engaging in individual and collaborative activities designed to pose ethical and decision-making problems. Writing instruction focuses on improving composition skills. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Eligibility for English 101. Transfer credit: CSU

HUMANITIES 135

Humanities and the World of Work


3 Units


Humanities 135 is an interdisciplinary course that combines instruction in literature, the arts, ethics, problem solving, and decision making to help students develop values that may influence their personal and professional growth throughout their lives. Students analyze and discuss contemporary issues, problems and trends, including
intercultural historical considerations. Students participate in group and individual activities designed to develop and reinforce analytical skills. Critical analysis of course materials helps students learn to deal with the variety of situations and tasks they may encounter in their career fields. Students also develop an awareness of the relationship between cultural resources and career satisfaction. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151.
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