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LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 07-08 CATALOG [REV. 07/07]

humanities

 

 

Chair: Eiko Kitajima Chatel

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2737• DH312B

www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/departments/forlang/index.html

 

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED


Associate of Arts:

Humanities

 

 DEGREE PROGRAMS 

 

Humanities

Associate of Arts Degree

Transfer Program

The following curriculum is an interdisciplinary studies sequence that brings together art, music, history, literature, and cultural studies.  It provides a strong foundation for a wide range of undergraduate majors, including the arts, literature, history, world cultures as well as ethnic and gender studies. 

A minimum of 18 units of Arts and Humanities is required for the Humanities major Associate Degree. Requirements for the major are to be chosen from the Plan A Graduation requirements under the Humanities section.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

HUMANITIES - ARTS:                  3 units from any of the following  

African American Studies,  Architecture,  Art,  Asian American Studies,

Chicano Studies,  Cinema,  Music,  Photography,  Theater

 

HUMANITIES - LITERATURE:         3 units from any of the following

African American Studies,  English

 

HUMANITIES - FOREIGN LANGUAGE:       3-5 units from any of the following

All courses in Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

 

HUMANITIES - HUMANITIES:         9 units from any of the following

Humanities 6, 8, 20, 30, 31, 45, 47, 61, 63

 

Elective Units: Choose from any course listed under any section to bring total to a minimum of 18 units

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 18-20

     

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan A for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN A: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section.  Plan A is designed for transfer to a four-year college or university. However, requirements vary depending upon the individual institution. Please consult with a counselor for the specific requirements of the university you plan to attend.

3-6 Units          English Composition                    

6-9 Units          Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             ................................................................... Natural Sciences                        

3 Units             ............................................................................. Humanities                                

9 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education          

3-5 Units          Math Competency                    

(Math 115 or higher or passing score on Los Angeles Community College District Math competency exam)

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

 

NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

 

Also see Art, Music

  

HUMANITIES 6

Great People, Great Ages

3 UNITS - (RPT 1) (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Introduction to ideas and methods in the Humanities.  Exploration of the way in which individuals and groups create meaning in their lives and in the world around them.

 

HUMANITIES 8

Great Women, Great Eras

3 UNITS - (RPT 1) (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Introduction to ideas and methods in gender studies.  Exploration of changing gender identities of men and women in society.

 

HUMANITIES 20

Japanese Civilization

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

A survey of Japanese civilization from ancient times to the present; the historical and cultural backgrounds; significant aspects of Japanese culture; religion, philosophy, socio political institutions and art forms.

 

HUMANITIES 30

The Beginnings of Civilization

3 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Introduction to Ancient Cultures and World Religions.  Examination of the foundational texts, art and ideas of ancient India, China, the Middle East, Egypt and Greece.

 

HUMANITIES 31

People in Contemporary Society

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Examinations of the cultural encounters between European culture and the cultures of the Americas, Asia and Africa beginning from the Renaissance to present day.       

 

HUMANITIES 42  (SAME AS FRENCH 10)

French Civilization

3 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  English 28/31 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Lectures and discussions in English on the geography, history, government, and institutions of France:  the life and customs of the people; the literature.  Arts, and sciences; and the contributions to civilization.

 

HUMANITIES 45 (SAME AS KOREAN 16)

Korean Civilization

3 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Advisory:  English 28/31 or equivalent.

This course offers the students lectures and discussions in English on geography, history, government and institutions of Korea; the life and customs of the people; the literature, arts, and sciences; the contribution to civilization.

 

HUMANITIES 47

Hispanic Civilization

3 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Advisory:  English 28 or equivalent

Geography, history, government and institutions of Spain; the life and customs of the people; the literature, music and art; and the contributions to civilization.  Conducted in English.  Same as Spanish 9.

 

HUMANITIES 61

People and Their World: The Creative Processes

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

A study of the individual and society, with emphasis on creative processes as expressed in myths and dreams, and an exploration of works of art and literature to discover the range of creative instinct.  

 

HUMANITIES 63

Armenian  Civilization

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

A survey of Armenian civilization its development from ancient times to the present.  Lectures and discussions on geography, history, and social structures of Armenia; religion, literature, and sciences; art, music and customs, and the contribution to the world.

 

 

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