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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. Humanities students at FLC may be required to attend a cultural event during the semester at their own expense. In addition, students may be asked to purchase a student response system as part of their course materials.

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. Humanities students at FLC may be required to attend a cultural event during the semester at their own expense. In addition, students may be asked to purchase a student response system as part of their course materials.

HUM 320

Asian 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 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 Associate degree. Students may be required to visit a museum or attend a live performance of the arts (music, theater, or dance) during the semester at their own expense. Other materials (e.g. i-clicker) may be required by the instructor.

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. Humanities students at FLC may be required to attend a cultural event during the semester at their own expense. In addition, students may be asked to purchase a student response system as part of their course materials.

HUM 370

Women and the Creative Imagination    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
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 at FLC may be required to attend a cultural event at their own expense.

HUM 495

Independent Studies in Humanities    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54-162 hours LAB

HUM 499

Experimental Offering in Humanities    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Updated 6/01/16

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