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Humanities

Humanities Division

HUM-01 STUDIES IN HUMANITIES -- ANCIENT TO EARLY RENAISSANCE
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-A. Advisory: ENGL-01A.
The principal aims of this course are to examine human existence and cultural endeavors from earliest ancient civilizations to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Students will examine the continuities of human endeavor through fine arts, literatures, philosophies, religions, and the sciences, with an integration of certain non-Western cultures. (12/04)

HUM-01H HONORS STUDIES IN HUMANITIES -- ANCIENT TO EARLY RENAISSANCE
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program. See the college catalog for a description of enrollment requirements.
The principal aim of this course is to examine human existence and cultural endeavor from the earliest ancient civilizations to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Students will examine developments in the fine arts, literature, philosophy, religion, and the sciences from a variety of cultures, both Western and non-Western. There will be an emphasis on collaborative learning, research, and writing. (1/03)

HUM-02 STUDIES IN HUMANITIES -- RENAISSANCE TO PRESENT
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-A. Advisory: ENGL-01A.
The principal aims of this course are to examine human existence and cultural contributions from the Renaissance to the present. Students will examine the continuities of human endeavor through fine arts, literatures, philosophies, religions, and the sciences, with an integration of certain non-Western and/or multi-cultural influences. (12/04)

HUM-02H HONORS STUDIES IN HUMANITIES -- RENAISSANCE TO PRESENT
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program. See the college catalog for a description of enrollment requirements.
The principal aim of this course is to examine human existence and cultural endeavor from the Renaissance to the present. Students will examine developments in the fine arts, literature, philosophy, religion, and the sciences from a variety of cultures, both Western and non-Western. There will be an emphasis on collaborative learning, research, and writing. (1/03)

HUM-15 COMPARATIVE CULTURES
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-01A.
This course surveys the historical development and social structures of several different cultures in the United States. Cultures discussed will normally include African American, Asian American, Mexican American, Native American. Emphasis will be placed on issues of ethnicity and pluralism. (1/00)

HUM-18 AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
(Also: ENGL-18)
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This is an introductory course in African literature written in English or translated from African languages or French into English. It will represent a survey of major works from colonial and post-colonial literature to introduce students to African literature and films of merit, cultural relevance, and universal application. In addition to enabling students to view African works within a global context, its goal will be to show the connection of themes, issues, and styles between African and African-American literature and experience as well. Works studied will include epics and narratives, poetry and song lyrics, short fiction, novels, essays, films, and drama in an effort to assist students in acquiring an appreciation of important literary voices that have heretofore been neglected in literature studies. (11/00)

HUM-21 HUMANITIES AND FILM
(CSU breadth area C2) 3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisory: ENGL-01A.
This course is an introduction to the humanities through the study of film. Film criticism will be combined with the analysis of philosophical, literary, and/or artistic themes. Feature-length films will be screened. (1/00)

HUM-47ABCD SPECIAL TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
(Also: ENGL-47ABCD)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-A.
This course engages students in the study of language and literature, and topics will vary from semester to semester. (1/05)


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