Catalog 2019-20

Humanities

Associate Degrees

A.A. in American Studies

American Studies is the study of American culture, which includes an exploration of the arts, ideas, skills and institutions in US society. Highlights include: - A broad foundation for a variety of career or transfer opportunities in the study of culture - Professional, student-centered, diverse and innovative staff committed to providing the best possible American Studies education - A diverse set of course offerings which allows students to select based on their interests Note to Transfer Students: If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
HUM 332 American Humanities 3
SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States 3
HIST 310 History of the United States  (3) 3
  or HIST 311 History of the United States  (3)
  or HIST 314 Recent United States History  (3)
  or HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis  (3)
  or HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis  (3)
  or HIST 331 Women in American History  (3)
A minimum of 12 units from the following: 12
ANTH 334 Native Peoples of North America  (3)
ARTH 325 Native American Art History  (3)
BUS 345 Law and Society  (3)
DANCE 351 Urban Hip Hop I  (1)
  or DANCE 310 Jazz Dance I  (1)
DEAF 351 Introduction to American Deaf Culture  (3)
ENGLT 336 Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature  (3)
  or ENGLT 330 African American Literature  (3)
  or ENGLT 321 American Literature II  (3)
  or ENGLT 320 American Literature I  (3)
ETHNS 300 Introduction to Ethnic Studies  (3)
  or ETHNS 320 The African American Experience  (3)
  or ETHNS 330 The Asian American Experience in America  (3)
  or ETHNS 340 Chicanos/Mexican Americans in the U.S.  (3)
  or ETHNS 344 The Latino Experience in America  (3)
HUM 339 African American Humanities  (3)
MUFHL 315 Jazz History  (3)
  or MUFHL 308 Introduction to Music: Rock & Roll  (3)
POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States  (3)
  or POLS 481 Introduction to Government: United States - Honors  (3)
SPAN 427 Introduction to Spanish American Literature  (3)
TA 306 Diversity in American Drama (1960 to Present)  (3)
Total Units: 21

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

PSLO 1: Synthesize multiple disciplines focusing on U.S. society, such as history, art appreciation, music appreciation, and philosophy to achieve cultural literacy.

PSLO 2: Practice college level critical thinking and writing in the interdisciplinary courses within the American Studies major.

PSLO 3: Evaluate cross-cultural links between multiple disciplines focusing on U.S. society, with an emphasis on commonalities of cultural expression between different subcultures in the U.S.

PSLO 4: Develop a foundation for cultural pluralism, a rejection of previous personal prejudices, and knowledge of and comfort with others unlike themselves.

Career Information

Research; Archivist; Education; Historian; Law; Politics Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

A.A. in Humanities

Humanities is the study of culture. This CRC major is intended for students who wish a general background in the areas of humanities or social science at the community college level. Several options are offered in specific interest areas but all are intended to give the student an interdisciplinary foundation for further study or an overview of the area chosen. Students who also wish to transfer to a four-year college should plan their programs to meet general education and lower division major requirements. All students are encouraged to consult with a counselor. Highlights include: * A valuable foundation for a variety of career or transfer opportunities * Diversified and talented faculty * Overview of theoretical and cultural principles Note to Transfer Students: If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
HUM 300 Classical Humanities 3
HUM 310 Modern Humanities 3
HUM 320 Asian Humanities 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
HUM 301 Introduction to the Humanities  (3)
HUM 324 Global Islam: Culture and Civilization  (3)
HUM 331 Latin American Humanities  (3)
HUM 332 American Humanities  (3)
HUM 339 African American Humanities  (3)
HUM 370 Women and the Creative Imagination  (3)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
ARTH 300 Introduction to Art  (3)
ENGCW 400 Creative Writing  (3)
ENGLT 310 English Literature I  (3)
ENGLT 311 English Literature II  (3)
ENGLT 320 American Literature I  (3)
ENGLT 321 American Literature II  (3)
ENGLT 330 African American Literature  (3)
ENGLT 340 World Literature I  (3)
ENGLT 341 World Literature II  (3)
MUFHL 300 Introduction to Music  (3)
MUFHL 310 Survey of Music History and Literature (Greek Antiquity to 1750)  (3)
MUFHL 311 Survey of Music History and Literature (1750 to the present)  (3)
PHIL 300 Introduction to Philosophy  (3)
PHIL 310 Introduction to Ethics  (3)
PHIL 320 Logic and Critical Reasoning  (3)
TA 300 Introduction to the Theatre  (3)
Total Units: 21

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

PSLO 1: Synthesize multiple disciplines such as history, art appreciation, music appreciation, and philosophy to achieve cultural literacy.

PSLO 2: Use the interdisciplinary nature of Humanities courses to facilitate college level proficiency in critical thinking and writing.

PSLO 3: Evaluate cross-cultural links between multiple Humanities disciplines, emphasizing commonalities of human expression between different cultures and shared ideas about the human experience.

PSLO 4: Develop a greater understanding and tolerance of cultures other than the student's own by exposing the student to artistic materials not from their own culture or time period.

Career Information

Archivist; Librarian; Research; Teacher; Law; Administrator; Attorney; Historian; Foreign Service Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

This program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of classical, modern, American and non-Western humanities. Cultural understanding and sensitivity are fostered by examining arts, philosophy, religion, politics and social events in cultural context.CRC offers an A.A. Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Humanities. Students interested in pursuing a degree in Humanities can find further information in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Humanities (HUM) Courses

HUM 300 Classical Humanities

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

The course focuses upon Western culture in its attempt to interpret human experience and identity. The course examines basic human values as exemplified in the arts, philosophy and history. Emphasis is on the Greeks, the Romans, and the Judeo-Christian tradition up to the end of the Middle Ages.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Identify different artistic styles based on their historical periods, philosophical and or world view.

HUM 301 Introduction to the Humanities

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Completion of ENGWR 101 or eligibility for ENGWR 300.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course introduces students to the Humanities and the Arts. Emphasis is placed on appreciation. Students develop the tools necessary to analyze and appreciate masterworks from diverse cultures and time periods.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Identify art conceptually (What is art?)

HUM 310 Modern Humanities

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course focuses upon Western culture in its attempt to interpret human experience and identity. The course examines basic human values as exemplified in the arts, philosophy, and history. Emphasis is on the Renaissance, the Baroque period, and the Modern World.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Identify and analyze different artistic styles based on their historical periods, philosophical and or scientific world view.

HUM 320 Asian Humanities

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

The focus of the course is on ancient Indian, Chinese and Japanese cultures to interpret human experience and identity. The quest for truth is traced in a variety of forms of humanistic self-expression--literature, art, music, philosophy and history.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Analyze the intersection of art and the development of society in ancient India, China and Japan. (SLO 1)

HUM 324 Global Islam: Culture and Civilization

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

The course is an introduction to global Islamic cultures from the 7th century to contemporary times, with emphasis on religious/philosophic concepts, and their expression in literature and the arts. Focus is placed upon Arab, Persian, African, Asian and American contributions. Students may be required to attend a live performance or museum visit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXPRESS INTELLECTUAL AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS OF ISLAMIC CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION, AND EXAMINE THEIR RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL IMPACT UPON WORLD CIVILIZATIONS AND THE WEST AND THE EAST (SLO 1).

HUM 331 Latin American Humanities

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This interdisciplinary course focuses on understanding the cultures, societies, economics, politics and artistic expressions of Mexico, Central America and South America. The quest for understanding culture includes an exploration of literature, art, architecture, music, theatre, history, philosophy, politics, race, gender, and class. Emphasis is placed on Pre-Contact, Post-Conquest and Colonial, Post-Independence, Contemporary and Diasporic Latin American humanistic expressions of culture.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

analyze the intersection of art and the development of society in Latin America (Mexico, Central America and South America)- SLO 1

HUM 332 American Humanities

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course examines ideas and values about the American experience in the 20th century by analyzing the literature, art, music, philosophy and history of the past 100 years. The course draws upon the arts of African American, Native American, Asian American, Anglo and Latino cultures as avenues for understanding issues of race, ethnicity, class, and gender as they intersect with mainstream American values in the past 100 years. Students may be required to attend a live performance or museum exhibition.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: synthesize material from various sources and art forms and discuss them in the Historical context of 20th century America in the form of comparison and contrast essays.

HUM 370 Women and the Creative Imagination

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course examines the creative powers of women throughout the history of art from antiquity to the present. The course offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the contributions of women artists as evidenced in literature and the visual and performing arts. Using gender as the primary lens of analysis, this course seeks to uncover the broader contexts of female experience by probing the relationship women artists had to the historical periods in which they lived and worked. Students may be required to attend a live performance or museum visit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Interpret through an historical lens the products of culture (arts, ideas, skills and institutions) associated with women.

HUM 484 Honors Seminar: Nature & Culture

Units: 3

Same As: GEOG 481 and HONOR 382

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This seminar examines multicultural interpretations and use of the environment from the Native American era to modern day using various geographic regions as case studies. Interdisciplinary in approach, this course draws upon the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences to explain how the physical environment has been interpreted, utilized, and impacted differently by various cultures through time.
Two field trips are required as part of this seminar. This course is intended for academically-accomplished students, regardless of major. Enrollment is limited to Honors Program students. Details about the Honors Program can be found in the front of the Catalog and on the CRC website. This course is the same as GEOG 481 and HONOR 382, and only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXPRESS IDEAS CLEARLY IN WELL-ORGANIZED WRITTEN MESSAGES (SLO #1, College Wide SLO – Area 1, and General Education SLO C5a – English Composition). This includes the ability to:

HUM 495 Independent Studies in Humanities

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

Full-time Faculty

Maureen Moore.
Maureen Moore
Office: SOC 115
Phone: (916) 691-7495
E-mail: Moorem@CRC.losrios.edu
Karl Zoller
Office: SOC 128
Phone: (916) 691-7633
E-mail: ZollerK@crc.losrios.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Jillian Coleman
Leon Smith