Humanities (HUMA)

HUMA-100 3 Units The American Mind 1

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

This course is a critical examination of key philosophical, religious, artistic, scientific, economic and political ideas that have shaped American society from the Native-American and European-American migration and settlement to the late 1800s. Students in this course will analyze diverse and conflicting arguments on the American experience with particular attention given to the influence that Native-Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Irish-Americans have had on the development of American culture.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

HUMA-101 3 Units The American Mind 2

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

This course is a critical examination of key philosophical, religious, scientific, economic and political ideas that have shaped American society from the mid-1800's to the present. Students in this course will analyze diverse and conflicting arguments on the American experience with particular attention given to the experiences of Native-Americans, African-Americans, Chicana(o)/Latina(o)-Americans, Filipina(o)-Americans, and women of various cultural backgrounds.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

HUMA-112 3 Units Introduction to Africana Studies

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course explores African American identity by using an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon the artistic, philosophical, religious, social, and historical aspects of African and African American heritage to understand the formation of the moral and aesthetic values of African American culture today. There will also be a particular focus on the interplay between African American cultural identity and gender, class, and sexual orientation.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

HUMA-113 3 Units Introduction to Mex-American and Chicana(o) Studies

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course explores Mexican-American/Chicana(o) identity by using an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon the artistic, religious, philosophical, social, and historical aspects of Mexican and Mexican-American heritage to understand the formation of the moral and aesthetic values of Mexican-American/Chicana(o) culture today. There is a particular focus on the interplay between Mexican-American/Chicana(o) cultural identity and gender, class, and sexual orientation.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

HUMA-125 3 Units Introduction to Latin American Studies

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Introduction to Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary course drawing upon the artistic, philosophical, religious, social and historical aspects of Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean to understand the moral and aesthetic values amongst various Latin American cultures from the Pre-Columbian era to the present. This course will also examine the relationship of Latin American and Caribbean communities in the United States with their countries/regions of origin.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

HUMA-151 3 Units Women's Ethnic Heritage

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course is an exploration of concepts related to the understanding of ethnic heritage. Literature, film and the arts will be surveyed to demonstrate the power of one's ethnic heritage in constructing meaning for oneself in the world. Students will have the opportunity to observe how they view their own cultures,and to think critically about how their ethnic identity affects their sense of self and consequently, their choices. They will also exchange stories and observations about others' cultures, and in so doing examine their own ideas and assumptions about others' ethnicities.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

HUMA-160 3 Units Filipina(o)-American Heritage

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course explores Filipina(o)-American heritage, drawing upon the complexities of its indigenous history to educate and to enrich the identity of Filipina(o)-Americans today. The experiences, perspectives, and contributions of Filipina(o)-Americans, across gender, religion, class, and sexual orientation lines, will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the resistance to colonization, including the resilience of Filipino culture that has endured various waves of oppression.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

HUMA-174 3 Units Culture and Gender in Theater

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course explores the contributions and perspectives of various cultural, ethnic and gender groups to contemporary American drama. Students in this course will study plays by African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans and other cultural and gender groups. Cross-listed with THEA-105.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

HUMA-186 3 Units Culture and Gender in Films

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course covers the perspectives and contributions of diverse cultural, ethnic and gender groups to American life through the art of film. Students in this course will study films by and about African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and other cultural groups such as Euro-Americans, Jewish Americans and Arab Americans. They will also analyze the representations of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental challenges in film. Cross-listed with FILM-110.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

HUMA-199 1-3 Units Independent Study in Humanities

54-162 hours lab; 54-162 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of one prior Humanities course with a minimum grade of C.

Independent study for students interested in specialized reading, research and/or special projects in humanities.

Transfers to CSU only

HUMA-298 1-3 Units Selected Topics in Humanities

54-162 hours lab; 54-162 hours total

Topics in Humanities not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit to be determined in relation to Community Student needs and/or available staff. May be offered as a seminar, lecture, or lecture/laboratory class.

Transfers to CSU only