Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Language Arts Division
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 11/29/11

1. Description -
A seminar in directed readings, discussions, and projects in humanities. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HUMN 34 or 34H.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. analyze the topic in a skillful and thorough manner.
  2. discuss the topic critically with instructor and other students.
  3. explain the importance of the topic to the discipline
  4. use new vocabulary relevant to the topic.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
No special facility or equipment needed.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Readings, discussion, and critical analysis of the various topics.
  2. Use of primary, secondary texts,artworks and films as appropriate.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Class participation
  2. Three or more one-page response papers
  3. One term paper
7. Representative Text(s) -
Excerpts from the following:
Auslander, Shalom, Hope: A Tragedy<.u>. New York, NY: Riverhead Books, 2012.
Jacobs, Janet, Memorializing the Holocaust. New York, NY: I.B Tauris, 2010.
Kaplan, Brett Ashley, Unwanted Beauty ƒ Aesthetic Pleasure in Holocaust Representation. Urbana/Chigago, IL: University if Illinois Press, 2007.
Apitz, Bruno, Naked Among Wolves. Berlin, Germany: Seven Seas Publishers, 1959.
Jurek Backer: Jakob, the Liar. New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975.
Weiss, Peter, The Investigation, Woodstock, IL: The Dramatic Publishing Company, 1966.
Spiegelman, Art, Maus: A Survivor's Tale: Part I, My Father Bleeds History, Part II, Here My Troubles Began. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1985.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture and Discussion.
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Example of Response paper:
Francisco Goya, The Sleep of Reason Brings Forth Monsters
Turn to the etching on page 346 in our textbook by Francisco Goya. The original caption of the artwork reads:
"Imagination abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters; united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the source of their wonders."
Based upon your understanding of the Enlightenment and Romanticism, how do you interpret this caption? How do the image and the caption reflect upon the critique that Romantic artists directed at the Enlightenment?
Think of your audience for this posting as students new to the subject. Use other art works covered in the lecture or in the textbook (literature, music, painting, etc.) to illustrate or support your argument.
13. Need/Justification -
This course fills the Foothill Honors Programs need for courses in Humanities.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2012-12-06 11:44:15

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines