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Humanities 332: American Humanities Fall 2015

Professor Kim Codella PhD.
Office Phone 916-691-7633
Office SOC #128
Office Hours MW 4:30PM-5:30PM TTH 4-5:30PM, online 11-12 pm Friday. codellk@crc.losrios.edu

Required Text.
The House made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday. This book is available in the bookstore for you and there is also a copy in the library for your use. In addition there will be weekly online readings in D2L. You must do the required reading to pass the class. Students must attend lectures and take notes. Participation, i.e., your attention is required.

Course description: This course examines the arts and ideas taken from the American experience in the 20th century and today. Material covered includes literature, art, music, philosophy and history of the twentieth century. The course draws upon the arts of African American, Native American, Asian American, Anglo and Latino cultures as avenues for understanding issues of ethnicity, class and gender as they intersect with mainstream American values.

Course presentation: Lecture, discussion, audio-visual materials and readings from the text, online, and material to be supplied by the instructor. In addition an extra-credit will be offered.

Attendance: Required, a student missing more than 5.4 class hours may be dropped from the course (this is four class sessions). Because of the recent budget situation instructors are encouraged to drop students who are not attending class.

Basic Rules:

Woody Allen once said “The key to success is showing up.” Be on time. Do not leave early.

No laptops, cell phones, text messaging devices etc. Pen and paper will serve you better here.

Any Student found not doing his/her/their work on an examination will receive an F and or be dropped from the class.

Student Evaluation:
Quizzes 25%
Two Midterms 50%
Final 30%

Schedule:

8/24 Reading: D2L 1
What are the Humanities anyway?
Nineteenth Century beginnings

8/31 D2L 1
The Late Nineteenth Century.

9/7 D2L 2
The Early Twentieth Century.

9/14 D2L 3-4
The Harlem Renaissance.

9/21 D2L 5
Between the world wars, the rise of socialism.

9/28 Midterm 1
Surrealism and advertising.

10/5 D2L 5
Post WWII America Ascendant.
Modern Art.
Pop Art.

10/12 D2L 5.
1960’s and social change.
Intro to Film

10/19
Film

10/26
Post Modernism
Midterm

11/2 D2L 6
Post Modernism.
Multi- culturalism: Native Californians.
The House Made of Dawn

11/9 Multi- culturalism: Native Californians.
The House Made of Dawn

11/16 Reading: unit nine in D2L.
Late Capitalism.
The House Made of Dawn

11/23 (Thanksgiving 26-27).
The house Made of Dawn

11/30
Globalization.
The House Made of Dawn
Film.

12/7
Film
The House Made of Dawn

12/11-12/17

Student Learning Outcomes
• synthesize material from various sources and art forms and discuss them in the Historical context of 20th century America in the form of comparison and contrast essays.
• demonstrate an understanding of the history and artistic expression of at least three of the following groups; African American, Native American, Asian American, Anglo or Latino cultures.
• identify major artistic works and important persons of the 20th century.
• analyze the role of ethnicity, ethnocentrism and privilege its impact on American culture and students lives in a series of "hands on" exercises.
• compare and contrast the role of the United States as a leader of civil rights, women's, and minority rights on the world scene after the 1960's with its role in the world today.
• express their own first person experience of the Multi-cultural experience with the historical perspective of the last 100 years

Humanities 332: American Humanities Fall 2015

Professor Kim Codella PhD.
Office Phone 916-691-7633
Office SOC #128
Office Hours MW 4:30PM-5:30PM TTH 4-5:30PM, online 11-12 pm Friday. codellk@crc.losrios.edu

Required Text.
The House made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday. This book is available in the bookstore for you and there is also a copy in the library for your use. In addition there will be weekly online readings in D2L. You must do the required reading to pass the class. Students must attend lectures and take notes. Participation, i.e., your attention is required.

Course description: This course examines the arts and ideas taken from the American experience in the 20th century and today. Material covered includes literature, art, music, philosophy and history of the twentieth century. The course draws upon the arts of African American, Native American, Asian American, Anglo and Latino cultures as avenues for understanding issues of ethnicity, class and gender as they intersect with mainstream American values.

Course presentation: Lecture, discussion, audio-visual materials and readings from the text, online, and material to be supplied by the instructor. In addition an extra-credit will be offered.

Attendance: Required, a student missing more than 5.4 class hours may be dropped from the course (this is four class sessions). Because of the recent budget situation instructors are encouraged to drop students who are not attending class.

Basic Rules:

Woody Allen once said “The key to success is showing up.” Be on time. Do not leave early.

No laptops, cell phones, text messaging devices etc. Pen and paper will serve you better here.

Any Student found not doing his/her/their work on an examination will receive an F and or be dropped from the class.

Student Evaluation:
Quizzes 25%
Two Midterms 50%
Final 30%

Schedule:

8/24 Reading: D2L 1
What are the Humanities anyway?
Nineteenth Century beginnings

8/31 D2L 1
The Late Nineteenth Century.

9/7 D2L 2
The Early Twentieth Century.

9/14 D2L 3-4
The Harlem Renaissance.

9/21 D2L 5
Between the world wars, the rise of socialism.

9/28 Midterm 1
Surrealism and advertising.

10/5 D2L 5
Post WWII America Ascendant.
Modern Art.
Pop Art.

10/12 D2L 5.
1960’s and social change.
Intro to Film

10/19
Film

10/26
Post Modernism
Midterm

11/2 D2L 6
Post Modernism.
Multi- culturalism: Native Californians.
The House Made of Dawn

11/9 Multi- culturalism: Native Californians.
The House Made of Dawn

11/16 Reading: unit nine in D2L.
Late Capitalism.
The House Made of Dawn

11/23 (Thanksgiving 26-27).
The house Made of Dawn

11/30
Globalization.
The House Made of Dawn
Film.

12/7
Film
The House Made of Dawn

12/11-12/17

Student Learning Outcomes
• synthesize material from various sources and art forms and discuss them in the Historical context of 20th century America in the form of comparison and contrast essays.
• demonstrate an understanding of the history and artistic expression of at least three of the following groups; African American, Native American, Asian American, Anglo or Latino cultures.
• identify major artistic works and important persons of the 20th century.
• analyze the role of ethnicity, ethnocentrism and privilege its impact on American culture and students lives in a series of "hands on" exercises.
• compare and contrast the role of the United States as a leader of civil rights, women's, and minority rights on the world scene after the 1960's with its role in the world today.
• express their own first person experience of the Multi-cultural experience with the historical perspective of the last 100 years

Humanities 332: American Humanities Fall 2015

Professor Kim Codella PhD.
Office Phone 916-691-7633
Office SOC #128
Office Hours MW 4:30PM-5:30PM TTH 4-5:30PM, online 11-12 pm Friday. codellk@crc.losrios.edu

Required Text.
The House made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday. This book is available in the bookstore for you and there is also a copy in the library for your use. In addition there will be weekly online readings in D2L. You must do the required reading to pass the class. Students must attend lectures and take notes. Participation, i.e., your attention is required.

Course description: This course examines the arts and ideas taken from the American experience in the 20th century and today. Material covered includes literature, art, music, philosophy and history of the twentieth century. The course draws upon the arts of African American, Native American, Asian American, Anglo and Latino cultures as avenues for understanding issues of ethnicity, class and gender as they intersect with mainstream American values.

Course presentation: Lecture, discussion, audio-visual materials and readings from the text, online, and material to be supplied by the instructor. In addition an extra-credit will be offered.

Attendance: Required, a student missing more than 5.4 class hours may be dropped from the course (this is four class sessions). Because of the recent budget situation instructors are encouraged to drop students who are not attending class.

Basic Rules:

Woody Allen once said “The key to success is showing up.” Be on time. Do not leave early.

No laptops, cell phones, text messaging devices etc. Pen and paper will serve you better here.

Any Student found not doing his/her/their work on an examination will receive an F and or be dropped from the class.

Student Evaluation:
Quizzes 25%
Two Midterms 50%
Final 30%

Schedule:

8/24 Reading: D2L 1
What are the Humanities anyway?
Nineteenth Century beginnings

8/31 D2L 1
The Late Nineteenth Century.

9/7 D2L 2
The Early Twentieth Century.

9/14 D2L 3-4
The Harlem Renaissance.

9/21 D2L 5
Between the world wars, the rise of socialism.

9/28 Midterm 1
Surrealism and advertising.

10/5 D2L 5
Post WWII America Ascendant.
Modern Art.
Pop Art.

10/12 D2L 5.
1960’s and social change.
Intro to Film

10/19
Film

10/26
Post Modernism
Midterm

11/2 D2L 6
Post Modernism.
Multi- culturalism: Native Californians.
The House Made of Dawn

11/9 Multi- culturalism: Native Californians.
The House Made of Dawn

11/16 Reading: unit nine in D2L.
Late Capitalism.
The House Made of Dawn

11/23 (Thanksgiving 26-27).
The house Made of Dawn

11/30
Globalization.
The House Made of Dawn
Film.

12/7
Film
The House Made of Dawn

12/11-12/17

Student Learning Outcomes
• synthesize material from various sources and art forms and discuss them in the Historical context of 20th century America in the form of comparison and contrast essays.
• demonstrate an understanding of the history and artistic expression of at least three of the following groups; African American, Native American, Asian American, Anglo or Latino cultures.
• identify major artistic works and important persons of the 20th century.
• analyze the role of ethnicity, ethnocentrism and privilege its impact on American culture and students lives in a series of "hands on" exercises.
• compare and contrast the role of the United States as a leader of civil rights, women's, and minority rights on the world scene after the 1960's with its role in the world today.
• express their own first person experience of the Multi-cultural experience with the historical perspective of the last 100 years

Humanities 332: American Humanities Fall 2015

Professor Kim Codella PhD.
Office Phone 916-691-7633
Office SOC #128
Office Hours MW 4:30PM-5:30PM TTH 4-5:30PM, online 11-12 pm Friday. codellk@crc.losrios.edu

Required Text.
The House made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday. This book is available in the bookstore for you and there is also a copy in the library for your use. In addition there will be weekly online readings in D2L. You must do the required reading to pass the class. Students must attend lectures and take notes. Participation, i.e., your attention is required.

Course description: This course examines the arts and ideas taken from the American experience in the 20th century and today. Material covered includes literature, art, music, philosophy and history of the twentieth century. The course draws upon the arts of African American, Native American, Asian American, Anglo and Latino cultures as avenues for understanding issues of ethnicity, class and gender as they intersect with mainstream American values.

Course presentation: Lecture, discussion, audio-visual materials and readings from the text, online, and material to be supplied by the instructor. In addition an extra-credit will be offered.

Attendance: Required, a student missing more than 5.4 class hours may be dropped from the course (this is four class sessions). Because of the recent budget situation instructors are encouraged to drop students who are not attending class.

Basic Rules:

Woody Allen once said “The key to success is showing up.” Be on time. Do not leave early.

No laptops, cell phones, text messaging devices etc. Pen and paper will serve you better here.

Any Student found not doing his/her/their work on an examination will receive an F and or be dropped from the class.

Student Evaluation:
Quizzes 25%
Two Midterms 50%
Final 30%

Schedule:

8/24 Reading: D2L 1
What are the Humanities anyway?
Nineteenth Century beginnings

8/31 D2L 1
The Late Nineteenth Century.

9/7 D2L 2
The Early Twentieth Century.

9/14 D2L 3-4
The Harlem Renaissance.

9/21 D2L 5
Between the world wars, the rise of socialism.

9/28 Midterm 1
Surrealism and advertising.

10/5 D2L 5
Post WWII America Ascendant.
Modern Art.
Pop Art.

10/12 D2L 5.
1960’s and social change.
Intro to Film

10/19
Film

10/26
Post Modernism
Midterm

11/2 D2L 6
Post Modernism.
Multi- culturalism: Native Californians.
The House Made of Dawn

11/9 Multi- culturalism: Native Californians.
The House Made of Dawn

11/16 Reading: unit nine in D2L.
Late Capitalism.
The House Made of Dawn

11/23 (Thanksgiving 26-27).
The house Made of Dawn

11/30
Globalization.
The House Made of Dawn
Film.

12/7
Film
The House Made of Dawn

12/11-12/17

Student Learning Outcomes
• synthesize material from various sources and art forms and discuss them in the Historical context of 20th century America in the form of comparison and contrast essays.
• demonstrate an understanding of the history and artistic expression of at least three of the following groups; African American, Native American, Asian American, Anglo or Latino cultures.
• identify major artistic works and important persons of the 20th century.
• analyze the role of ethnicity, ethnocentrism and privilege its impact on American culture and students lives in a series of "hands on" exercises.
• compare and contrast the role of the United States as a leader of civil rights, women's, and minority rights on the world scene after the 1960's with its role in the world today.
• express their own first person experience of the Multi-cultural experience with the historical perspective of the last 100 years

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