Humanities

Humanities (HUM)

HUM 300 Classical Humanities

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • examine major philosophical and literary works from the early Greek era up to the end of the Middle Ages.
  • evaluate the relationship between historical events and figures and trace the evolution of culture from the early Greek era up to the end of the Middle Ages.
  • investigate the role of religion in society from the early Greek era up to the end of the Middle Ages.
  • analyze various artistic styles and movements from the early Greek era up to the end of the Middle Ages.

HUM 310 Modern Humanities

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • examine major philosophical and literary works from the early Renaissance to the Modern age.
  • evaluate the relationship between historical events and figures and trace the cultural evolution from the Renaissance to the Modern age.
  • investigate the role of religion in society from the Renaissance to the Modern age.
  • analyze various artistic styles and movements from the Renaissance to the Modern age.

HUM 320 Asian Humanities

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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. 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • examine major artistic, philosophical, and literary works and movements of India, China, and Japan from ancient times to the present.
  • evaluate the relationship between historical events and figures and the evolution of culture in India, China, and Japan from ancient times to the present.
  • investigate the role of religion and its impact on society in Indian, Chinese, and Japanese society from ancient times to the present.
  • analyze past and present connections between Indian, Chinese, and Japanese culture, philosophy, religion, and art.

HUM 325 Arts and Humanities of the Islamic World

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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. Attending pertinent cultural events, at students’ expense may be required.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • discuss the historical background against which Islam emerged as well as assess the historical developments critical to the politicization of Islam from the seventh century to present time.
  • identify the elements of faith and religious traditions manifested in practice and in the various forms of the arts, and develop an understanding for the apparent contradictions between theory and practice.
  • evaluate the integration of ideas from pre-Islamic civilizations into Islamic cultures and Muslims' contributions to other cultures and identify the new ideas introduced following the emergence of Islam.
  • analyze colonial concerns and examine the significant political and reformative movements of the nineteenth and the twentieth century in the Middle East toward modernism and democracy.

HUM 332 American Humanities

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • analyze major philosophical, artistic and literary works in the United States from the beginning of the twentieth-century to the present.
  • investigate the role of cultural and religious diversity in the United States from the beginning of the twentieth-century to the present.
  • evaluate key events and historical figures in United States from the beginning of the twentieth-century to the present.
  • examine the cultural contributions of diverse American populations including African American, Native American, Asian American, Anglo, and Latino cultures.

HUM 370 Women and the Creative Imagination

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • explain the historical role of women in art within the context of their culture.
  • discuss the religious, historical, cultural, economic and technological factors that impacted the lives of women artists.
  • analyze significant art forms produced by women.
  • compare and contrast the artworks created by women artists.

HUM 495 Independent Studies in Humanities

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019