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The following Humanities courses are offered:

HUM 300
Classical Humanities 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
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 traditions up to the end of the Middle Ages.

HUM 310
Modern Humanities 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
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 age.

HUM 320
Asian Humanities 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course examines basic human values as exemplified in the art, literature, music, philosophy, and history of the Far East from ancient times to the present. Emphasis is placed upon the relationship of the humanities to the historical developments, geographical features, and cultural contexts of India, China, and Japan. This course fulfills Folsom Lake College's Ethnic/Multicultural Studies requirement for the Associates Degree.

HUM 325
Arts and Humanities of the Islamic World 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI;
CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course examines the arts and humanities shaped by Islamic thoughts and beliefs from the 7th century to contemporary times in the Islamic regions. It includes information on the history, religion, philosophy, visual arts, and literature. It additionally covers music and later art forms such as film. This course emphasizes Arab, Persian, African, and Asian contributions in the Islamic lands and in Diaspora.

HUM 332
American Humanities 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI;
CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course examines ideas and values about the American experience by analyzing the literature, art, music, philosophy and history from the beginning of the twentieth-century to the present. 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.

HUM 495
Independent Studies in Humanities 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU

HUM 499
Experimental Offering in Humanities .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU

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