Humanities (HUMA)



101 Introduction to the Humanities I - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This interdisciplinary course is designed for students interested in meeting general education requirements in humanities. The course develops students’ understanding and appreciation of humankind’s cultural heritage from the Upper Paleolithic (ca. 40,000 BCE) to approximately 1400 CE. A survey is made of the literature, philosophy, music, painting, architecture, and sculpture of both Western and non-Western civilizations. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

102 Introduction to the Humanities II - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels W6 and R6.
This interdisciplinary course is designed for students interested in meeting general education requirements in humanities. The course develops students' understanding and appreciation of humankind's cultural heritage from approximately 1400CE to the present time. A survey is made of the literature, philosophy, music, painting, architecture, and sculpture of both Western and non-Western civilization. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

103 Introduction to the New Testament - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course provides an introduction to the history and culture of the New Testament period (First Century C.E.), methods of critical analysis of Biblical materials, and the content of the New Testament. It also examines the impact of the New Testament on western culture. This course may be of interest to students of history, literature, anthropology or those with a general interest in biblical studies. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

106 World Religions - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is an introduction to the basic elements of the religions of the world, their similarities and differences, and their impact on believers and society. The course includes a study of the historical development, doctrines, rituals, sects, and scriptures of the major religions of the world. Some analysis of ancient religious traditions and tribal religious beliefs and practices may be included. This course is intended for all students interested in humanities and the study of world religions. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

201 Mythology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course introduces students to the major images and themes of the myths of widely separated peoples of the world throughout history. By analyzing various archetypal patterns found in the great civilizations and tribal cultures of the world, students understand both the uniqueness of each culture's world view and the commonality of human mythological conceptions. Literature and the arts are used to demonstrate these cultures' mythic ideas. This course meets GE and CSU requirements. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

202 Mythology: Hero's Journey - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Analysis of the hero's journey, internal and external, as reflected in myths of the world, with consideration of such phenomena as the “shadow,” the “double,” the “other.” Also, exposure to art in which the hero's journey is thematic. AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.