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Humanities Courses

HUMAN-100 Topics in Humanities

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in humanities. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

HUMAN-113 African American Humanities

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course presents an integrated and historical study of African American culture and African Americans’ influence upon American life. Emphasis will be upon philosophy, fine and applied arts, and ways by which they reflect the social, political, and economic realities of a culture.

HUMAN-120 Introduction to Humanities: Imagination,
Invention and Creativity

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course is a study of creativity and imaginative expression in a variety of disciplines. Students will study the methods used by artists, inventors and innovators in many fields to discover what they can do to build stronger channels to their own inner creative resources. Course activities will include lectures, films about creative people drawn from a wide variety of cultures, discussions of reading and exercises in developing creativity and an examination of how culture interacts with society.

HUMAN-160 Mystery of Humanity: Birth, Sex, and Death

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course examines the uniqueness of humans, drawing from multiple disciplines and focusing on five life events and questions: birth, death, gender and sex, marriage, and the question of how to live a good life. It will look at cultural impact and possible universal human qualities.

HUMAN-180 Understanding Love

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is an examination of human consciousness and social evolution suggested by the conceptual and etymological development of love, using the word as a model for understanding evolving human value. Incorporating universal, romantic, and common usages, we will seek understanding of human aspirations drawing from multiple disciplines, cultures, and historical periods.

HUMAN-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in humanities under the direction of an instructor.