Dr. Michael Kilivris

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-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-130 Survey of Humanities: Who Are We? 

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

This course will use material from major fields in the humanities, including history, literature, philosophy and the arts, to explore fundamental questions of the field of humanities, such as how do we learn about human experience from its creations? The course will introduce students to a large range of cultures, eras, regions and traditions. Students will be asked to use their evolving understanding to pose questions of their own time and place.

HUMAN-180 Understanding Love

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

Advisory: ENGL-142B

This course is a study of individual human consciousness and social relationships through the concept of love, using significant models of meaning to investigate ideas, conventions and expressions of love. Drawing on insights from psychology, philosophy, literature, and art, this course cultivates an informed and inclusive understanding of concepts such as self-love, romantic love, friendship, and universal love.

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.