Goal 6. The Humanities and Fine Arts

Goal: To expand students' knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behavior, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought. Through study in disciplines such as literature, philosophy, and the fine arts, students will engage in critical analysis, form aesthetic judgments, and develop an appreciation of the arts and humanities as fundamental to the health and survival of any society. Students should have experiences in both the arts and humanities.

LEP Objective: Expand appreciation and critical understanding of changing modes of human expression and systems of thought in the arts and humanities, and develop abilities in the creation and performance of meaning.  Students can meet this requirement through 2 approved courses or experiences in different rubrics or academic areas.

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

  2. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.

  3. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.

  4. Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.

  5. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.

Consistent with LEP Student Learning Outcomes, students will also demonstrate their ability to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

  • Describe and appreciate works in the arts and humanities as expressions of individual and collective values within an intellectual, cultural, historical and social context.

  • Interpret and respond critically to works from various cultures in the arts and humanities.

  • Explore intellectually the ideas expressed in works in the arts and humanities.

  • Engage in creative processes or interpretive performance.

  • Articulate an informed personal response to works in the arts and humanities.

  • Analyze the diverse means of communication in the arts and humanities.

Requirements (2 courses with no more than 4 credits from one rubric or academic area)

course, Foundation Drawing, 3 Cr.
course, 2-D Design and Color, 3 Cr.
course, Foundation Drawing II: Form and Content, 3 Cr.
course, 3-D Design, 3 Cr.
course, Computer Studio, 3 Cr.
course, 2D Materials and Processes, 3 Cr.
course, 3D Materials and Processes, 3 Cr.
course, Digital Materials and Processes, 3 Cr.
course, Lens Materials and Processes, 3 Cr.
course, Studio Art for Non-Majors, 3 Cr.
course (8), Introduction to the Visual Arts of the World (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course (8), Art History Survey I, 3 Cr.
course (5), Art History Survey II, 3 Cr.
course, Art and Literature, 3 Cr.
course (8), Asian Art History (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course (8), African Art History (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course (8), Art History of the Americas (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course (8), Folk, Ethnic, and Indigenous Art (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course, Performance and Everyday Life, 3 Cr.
course, Public Speaking, 3 Cr.
course (2), Rhetoric in Popular Culture, 3 Cr.
course, Speech Writing, 3 Cr.
course, American Sign Language, 3 Cr.
course, Introduction to Literature, 3 Cr.
course, Classics of Literature, 3 Cr.
course, Myth, Legend, and Sacred Literatures, 3 Cr.
course, Gender Issues in Literature (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course, American Indian Literature (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course (7), African American Literature (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.
course, Understanding Video Games, 3 Cr.
course, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Literature (Diversity), 4 Cr.
course (2), Rhetoric in Popular Culture, 3 Cr.
course, Special Topics in American Indian Studies, 3 Cr.
course, Chicano/a Cultural Expressions, 3 Cr.
course (5), Asian Pacific Americans in Popular Culture (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course (8), Elementary French I, 4 Cr.
course (8), Elementary French II, 4 Cr.
course (8),Introduction to French Culture, 3 Cr.
course (8), Intermediate French I, 4 Cr.
course (8), Intermediate French II, 4 Cr.
course, Film and Culture, 3 Cr.
course, The Art of Film, 3 Cr.
course, Digital Filmmaking, 4 Cr.
course, Introduction to Cultural Geography (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course (8), Elementary German I, 4 Cr.
course (8), Elementary German II, 4 Cr.
course (8), Introduction to German Culture, 3 Cr.
course (8), Intermediate German I, 4  Cr.
course (8), Intermediate German II, 4 Cr.
course, Gender and Popular Culture, 3 Cr.
course, Medieval English Society, 3 Cr.
course, Introduction to the Humanities, 3 Cr.
course, Exploring Digital Media, 3 Cr.
course (8), Elementary Japanese I (Diversity), 4 Cr.
course (8), Elementary Japanese II (Diversity), 4 Cr.
course (8), Intermediate Japanese I, 4 Cr.
course (8), Intermediate Japanese II, 4 Cr.
course (8), Elementary Foreign Language I (Topical), 4 Cr.
course (8), Elementary Foreign Language II (Topical), 4 Cr.
course (8), Intermediate Foreign Languages I (Topical), 4 Cr.
course (8), Intermediate Foreign Languages II (Topical), 4 Cr.
course, American Television and Cultural Diversity (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course, Introduction to Mass Communications, 3 Cr.
course, Documentaries of the Holocaust (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course, Introduction to Musical Concepts, 3 Cr.
course, Experiencing Live Music, 3 Cr.
course (8), Music in World Culture (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course, History of Rock and Roll Music, 3 Cr.
course, Jazz History, 3 Cr.
course-course, Private Lessons, 1-3 Cr.
course (8), World Drumming Group, 1 Cr.
course-course, Ensembles, 1 Cr.
course, Chamber Singers, 1 Cr.
course (8), Multicultural Philosophy (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course, Philosophical Explorations, 3 Cr.
course, Elementary Topics in Philosophy, 1-3 Cr.
course (8), Philosophy and Feminism (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course (9), Moral Problems and Theories, 3 Cr.
course, Philosophy of Religion, 3 Cr.
course, Existentialism, 3 Cr.
course, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, 3 Cr.
course, Modern Philosophy, 3 Cr.
course (8), World Religions (Diversity), 3 Cr.
course, Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, 3 Cr.
course (9), Comparative Religious Ethics, 3 Cr.
course (8), Elementary Russian I, 4 Cr.
course (8), Elementary Russian II, 4 Cr.
course (8),Introduction to Russian Culture, 3 Cr.
course (8), Intermediate Russian I, 4 Cr.
course (8), Intermediate Russian II, 4 Cr.
course (8), Elementary Spanish I, 4 Cr.
course (8),  Elementary Spanish II, 4 Cr.
course (8), Accelerated Spanish for High Beginners, 4 Cr.
course (8), Introduction to Spanish Speaking Cultures, 3 Cr.
course (8), Intermediate Spanish I, 4  Cr.
course (8), Intermediate Spanish II, 4 Cr.
course, Acting for Everyone, 3 Cr.
course, Introduction to Theatre, 3 Cr.
course, Active Collaboration, 3 Cr.
course, Practical Creativity, 3 Cr.
course (5), American Musical Theatre, 3 Cr.