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Humanities (2012-2013)
A major in Humanities is an excellent foundation for students planning upper division academic work in the arts, letters, and social sciences or for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge, appreciation and skills in the interrelated fields of history, culture, and the arts.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
• The student will have a heightened knowledge of cultural diversity in the world, and will be able to communicate how this diversity is reflected through the artistic and intellectual creations of humanity from the dawn of civilization to the present.
• The student will gain increased knowledge of how the enduring questions of humanity center on the meaning and experience of human life, and communicate how this meaning and experience is demonstrated through a continuity of thought through the changing artistic conventions of history. They will have the knowledge and skill to articulate orally or in writing the world of common meanings that unite humanity across time.
 
Units required for Major: 90
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
• English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
• Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
• All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
• Core courses (8 Units)
• Support courses (20 Units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree. At least 15 units of support courses must be taken at Foothill.
 
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
 
Additional Information:
Courses used to meet major requirements CANNOT be used to satisfy any general education requirements.
 
Core Courses: (8 units)
HUMN 1A Humanities & the Modern Experience I (4 units)
HUMN 1B Humanities & the Modern Experience II (4 units)
 
Support Courses: (20 units)
Select four categories from the list below. Complete a minimum of 4 units from each selected category.

Art
ART 2E A History of Women in Art (4.5 units)
ART 3 Modern Art & Contemporary Thought (4.5 units)
ART 2F Introduction to Asian Art (4.5 units)
ART 2G Introduction to Islamic Art (4.5 units)
ART 2J American Art (4.5 units)
ART 36 History of Graphic Design (4 units)
or GID 1 History of Graphic Design (4 units)
ART 87 Art of the Electronic Age (2 units)
DANC 10 Topics in Dance History (4 units)
F A 1 Introduction to Popular Culture (4 units)
or MDIA 11 Introduction to Popular Culture (4 units)
F A 2 Popular Culture & US History (4 units)
or MDIA 12 Popular Culture & US History (4 units)
PHOT 8 Photography of Multicultural America (4 units)
or PHOT 8H Honors Photography of Multicultural America (4 units)
PHOT 10 History of Photography (4 units)
or PHOT 10H Honors History of Photography (4 units)
PHOT 11 Contemporary Issues in Photography (4 units)
or PHOT 11H Honors Contemporary Issues in Photography (4 units)

Language
JAPN 1 Elementary Japanese I (5 units)
JAPN 2 Elementary Japanese II (5 units)
JAPN 3 Elementary Japanese III (5 units)
JAPN 4 Intermediate Japanese I (5 units)
JAPN 5 Intermediate Japanese II (5 units)
JAPN 6 Intermediate Japanese III (5 units)
JAPN 13A Intermediate Conversation I (4 units)
JAPN 13B Intermediate Conversation II (4 units)
JAPN 14A Advanced Conversation I (4 units)
JAPN 14B Advanced Conversation II (4 units)
SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish I (5 units)
SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish II (5 units)
SPAN 3 Elementary Spanish III (5 units)
SPAN 4 Intermediate Spanish I (5 units)
SPAN 5 Intermediate Spanish II (5 units)
SPAN 6 Intermediate Spanish III (5 units)
SPAN 13A Intermediate Conversation I (4 units)
SPAN 13B Intermediate Conversation II (4 units)
SPAN 14A Advanced Conversation I (4 units)
SPAN 14B Advanced Conversation II (4 units)

Literature
ENGL 5 Gay & Lesbian Literature (4 units)
or ENGL 5H Honors Gay & Lesbian Literature (4 units)
ENGL 7 Native American Literature (4 units)
or ENGL 7H Honors Native American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 8 Children’s Literature (4 units)
ENGL 11 Introduction to Poetry (4 units)
or ENGL 11H Honors Introduction to Poetry (4 units)
ENGL 12 African American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 14 Traveling the World Through Contemporary Literature (4 units)
ENGL 17 Introduction to Shakespeare (4 units)
ENGL 22 Women Writers (4 units)
ENGL 31 Latino/a Literature (4 units)
ENGL 40 Asian American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 41 Literature of Multicultural America (4 units)
ENGL 46A Monsters, Madness & Mayhem: English Literature from its Earliest Beginnings to Milton (4 units)
ENGL 46B Reason, Rebellion & Romanticism: English Literature from 1660-1830 (4 units)
ENGL 46C Wars & Wastelands: English Literature from the Victorian Period to the Present (4 units)
ENGL 48A The Birth of American Literature: 1492-1864 (4 units)
ENGL 48B American Literature in the Gilded Age: 1865-1914 (4 units)
ENGL 48C Modern American Literature 1914 - Present (4 units)

Music
MUS 1 Introduction to Music (4 units)
MUS 2A Great Composers & Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization (4 units)
MUS 2B Great Composers & Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization (4 units)
MUS 2C Great Composers & Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization (4 units)
MUS 2D World Music: Roots to Contemporary Global Fusion (4 units)
MUS 7 Contemporary Music Styles: Rock, Pop & Jazz (4 units)
MUS 7D Contemporary Music Styles: The Beatles in the Culture of Popular Music (4 units)
MUS 7E History of the Blues (4 units)
MUS 8 Music of Multicultural America (4 units)
or MUS 8H Honors Music of Multicultural America (4 units)
MUS 11A Jazz & Swing (4 units)
MUS 11B Funk, Fusion & Hip-Hop (4 units)
MUS 11C Salsa & Latin Jazz (4 units)

Philosophy
PHIL 2 Introduction to Social & Political Philosophy (4 units)
PHIL 4 Introduction to Philosophy (4 units)
PHIL 20A History of Western Philosophy from Socrates through St. Thomas (4 units)
PHIL 20B History of Western Philosophy from the Renaissance through Kant (4 units)
PHIL 20C Contemporary Philosophy: 19th & 20th Century Thought (4 units)
PHIL 24 Comparative World Religions: East (4 units)
PHIL 25 Comparative World Religions: West (4 units)

Theatre
THTR 2A Introduction to Dramatic Literature (4 units)
THTR 2B Introduction to Dramatic Literature (4 units)
THTR 2C Introduction to Dramatic Literature (4 units)
THTR 8 Multicultural Theatre Arts in Modern America (4 units)
VART 2A History of Film 1895-1945 (4 units)
VART 2B History of Film 1945 to Current (4 units)
VART 2C Current Trends in Film, TV & the Internet (4 units)
VART 3 American Cinema (4 units)

Academic Year: 2012-2013

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2012-04-25 11:28:12

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