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Humanities (HUM)

Degrees & Certificates

The following Humanities degrees and certificates are offered:

DEGREE
A.A. — Interdisciplinary Studies, Humanities

Required Program (units)
HUM 300    Classical Humanities (3) 
HUM 310    Modern Humanities (3)
PHIL 300    Introduction to Philosophy (3)
A minimum of 12 units from the following: 12
  ARTH 333    Introduction to Islamic Art (3)
    or ARTH 300    Introduction to Art (3)
  ENGLT 345    Mythologies of the World (3)
    or ENGLT 340    World Literature (3)
  HUM 332    American Humanities (3)
    or HUM 320    Asian Humanities (3)
  MUFHL 300    Introduction to Music (3)
  PHIL 352    Introduction to World Religions (3)
  TA 300    Introduction to the Theatre (3)
  TA 315    History of Film: 1950's to Present (3)
    or TA 314    History of Film: 1880's through 1950's (3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 21

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

The Humanities program at Folsom Lake College offers students the opportunity to develop a breadth of interdisciplinary knowledge, enhance their appreciation of the arts, and sharpen their critical thinking skills. Students who major in this program will gain a well-rounded world view which will prepare them for success at the university, in the workplace, and in the community.

Program Student Learnign Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- investigate the fundamental questions people have pondered over the past 2500 years.
- evaluate philosophical problems in order to develop and defend a position.
- examine the relationships among the "letters" (philosophical treatises and literary works) and "arts" (music, architecture, theater, and visual arts) during particular epochs of cultural development.
- evaluate the artistic and cultural achievements of a particular period by comparing and contrasting them to the achievements of previous and subsequent periods.
- support the development of community and cultural awareness by attending cultural events and evaluating their relevance.
- research topics and write academic papers that examine the basic human values exemplified in the arts, literature, and/or philosophy of particular eras in history.
- formulate arguments using inductive or deductive reasoning techniques to challenge or defend assertions.

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