Humanities Courses

HUM 7, Comparative Religions
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A survey of some major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. An analysis of the origins of these religions as well as their cultural contexts and present-day issues.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HUM 8, Philosophies of Religion
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A close reading of the sacred scriptures of six of the world's great religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), including their influences on their cultures and today's world.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HUM 11, Music, Art, and Literature: Traditional
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introduction to traditional concepts in the humanities, embracing the visual arts, music, literature, and the cross-cultural life of the community, including exposure to the Bay Area's artistic communities.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HUM 12, Music/Art/Literature: Modern
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introduction to modern, cross-cultural concepts in the humanities, embracing the visual arts, music, and literature. The course not only presents many classic works of the Western canon but also shows the influence of non-Western cultures on them.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HUM 20, Bay Area Arts
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Explores how Bay Area artists' achievements in architecture, arts, music, literature, and other aesthetic expressions define our regional culture and our position in the broader international field of the arts.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HUM 25, Women in the Arts
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A cross-cultural survey of women's achievements in the visual, literary, and performing arts made through examination of current and historical examples. Student understanding is informed by original, biographical, and critical texts and enhanced by cultural theories of aesthetics, sex, gender, and race.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HUM 41A, Western Cultural Values: Pre-history to the Middle Ages
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or placement in ENGL 1A

The evolution of Western consciousness from Paleolithic times to the through the High Middle Ages. Emphasis on the creations of those artists and thinkers whose styles and modes of thought reflect the cultural temper of their times.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

HUM 41A not prerequisite to 41B.

HUM 41B, Western Cultural Values
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The evolution of Western consciousness from the Renaissance to the modern era. Emphasis on the creations of those artists and thinkers whose styles and modes of thought reflect the cultural temper of their times.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

HUM 41A is not a prerequisite to 41B

HUM 48, African-American Music, Art and Literature
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A study of significant works in African-American literature, philosophy, art, and music, including their roots in African cultures.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable