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HUMN 1 CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: THE ANCIENT WORLD4 Units
Formerly: HUMN 1A
An interdisciplinary and thematic approach to the history of human culture and ideas. Major eras covered include Mesopotamia, Egypt, China's Han and Tang Dynasties, India's Gupta Empire, Japan's Nara Period, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and the Flowering of World Religions. Class discussions, projects and lectures address the development of worldviews, moral and ethical values and the arts in civilizations across the globe and throughout time.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26. Not open to students with credit in HUMN 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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HUMN 2 CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: OF EMPIRES & CONFLICT4 Units
Formerly: HUMN 1B
An interdisciplinary and thematic approach to the history of human culture and ideas. Major eras covered include India's Pala Empire, China's Song and Ming Dynasty, the Mongol Empire, Japan's Muromachi Period, Culture, the people and empires of North, Central and South America, the Islamic Golden Age and the European Middle Ages. Class discussions, projects and lectures address the development of worldviews, moral and ethical values and the arts in civilizations across the globe and throughout time.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26. Not open to students with credit in HUMN 1B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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HUMN 3 WORLD MYTHS IN LITERATURE ARTS & FILM4 Units
An in-depth study of myths and legends from ancient Mesopotamia and Greece to ancient Asia, pre-Islamic Arabia and the various cultures of the pre-colonial Americas and their adaptation in literature, art and film. The course traces both the function and influence of myths from diverse cultural contexts on our understanding of the past and our experience of modern/popular culture.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26 strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in HUMN 3H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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HUMN 3H HONORS WORLD MYTHS IN LITERATURE ARTS & FILM4 Units
An in-depth study of myths and legends from ancient Mesopotamia and Greece to ancient Asia, pre-Islamic Arabia and the various cultures of the pre-colonial Americas and their adaptation in literature, art and film. The course traces both the function and influence of myths from diverse cultural contexts on our understanding of the past and our experience of modern/popular culture. As an honors course, it is a full seminar with advanced teaching methods focusing on major writing, reading and research assignments, student class presentations, group discussions and interactions.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HUMN 3.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
HUMN 4 TRAUMA & THE ARTS4 Units
This course applies theories of trauma to representations of trauma and violence in the visual arts, literature, film and music with an emphasis on the transformative potential of the creative process. Topics include the representation of war, genocide and racism. Students will gain acuity to identify, understand, empathize, and respond to traumatic subjectivity, its images and artistic as well as social intent.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26 strongly recommended; not open to students with credit in HUMN 4H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
HUMN 4H HONORS TRAUMA & THE ARTS4 Units
Applies theories of trauma to representations of trauma and violence in the visual arts, literature, film and music with an emphasis on the transformative potential of the creative process. Topics include the representation of war, genocide and racism. Students will gain acuity to identify, understand, empathize, and respond to traumatic subjectivity, its images and artistic as well as social intent. As an honors course, it is a full seminar with advanced teaching methods focusing on major writing, reading and research assignments, student class presentations, group discussions and interactions.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HUMN 4.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
HUMN 5 CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: THE MODERN WORLD4 Units
An interdisciplinary and thematic approach to the history of human culture and ideas. Major eras covered include the Renaissance, the Age of Encounters, the Enlightenment, the Romantic Period, the Industrial Revolution and the dark legacy of Colonialism. Class discussions, projects and lectures address the development of worldviews, moral and ethical values and the arts in civilizations across the globe and throughout time.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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HUMN 6 CULTURES, CIVILIZATIONS & IDEAS: THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD4 Units
An interdisciplinary and thematic approach to the history of human culture and ideas. Major eras covered include: Modernity (from cubism and expressionism to jazz and film), the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, the Atomic Age, Post-Colonialism (India, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East), Post Modernity, and the Digital Age. Class discussions, projects and lectures address the development of worldviews, moral and ethical values and the arts in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa throughout the 20th century and beyond.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
HUMN 7 GLOBAL RELIGIONS: CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES & PERSPECTIVES4 Units
Interdisciplinary course that explores how religions shape our understanding of diverse topics such as human rights, war, peace, globalization and science as well as music, sport, humor, film and the visual arts. Course eschews a focus on a specific tradition (i.e. Western or Eastern religions), and instead examines the inter-relationship between religion and human meaning creation through the specific lenses of ethics, aesthetics and politics.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
HUMN 44H HONORS ART & TRANSGRESSION: THE HOLOCAUST IN THE LITERARY IMAGINATION2 Units
When Theodor Adorno claimed that “Writing Poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric”, he challenged us to reflect upon the dangers that come with artistic representation. This course traces how art mediates our encounters with history by examining the role of art in shaping our understanding of the Holocaust. Specifically the course examines art's complicity in utilizing the Holocaust for national and political interests and art's ability to provide a space that affords us to behold a realm beyond reason.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
HUMN 54H HONORS INSTITUTE SEMINAR IN HUMANITIES1 Unit
A seminar in directed readings, discussions, and projects in humanities. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HUMN 34 or 34H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 


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