Humanities

As a discipline, humanities courses examine cultural traditions through an integrative and critical examination of human achievements in art, literature, philosophy, and music. This academic area focuses on the big questions of meaning, ethical and aesthetic value, expression, belief, and the human spirit. Humanities courses satisfy general education requirements for an associate degree, a liberal arts degree in humanities, and lower division transfer.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Liskey, Renee VT 322626-852-5594rliskey@citruscollege.edu
Love, Jamie CI 118626-852-8013jlove@citruscollege.edu
Lubisich, Senya CI 125626-857-4106slubisich@citruscollege.edu
Overly, David CI 204626-914-8775doverly@citruscollege.edu
Vaughan, John VT 322626-852-8004jvaughan@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dean
Dr. Dana Hester
Administrative Secretary
Gayle Allen
Division Office
CI 120
Division Phone Number
626-914-8860

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Demonstrate understanding of cultural geographical issues and vocabulary for purposes of successfully navigating a transferable level course.
  • Use the terminology of logical analysis or other argumentative skills to evaluate cultural geographical arguments,in order to formulate a well-reasoned philosophical thesis, and to demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Develop tolerance and respect for religious and cultural geographical views different from one’s own by showing awareness of possible objections to one’s own view, using college level vocabulary and proper grammar.
  • Read original philosophical texts from a wide range of the history of humanities, to show understanding of major philosophical issues appropriate to a transferable course.

HUM 101
Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3B; UC; CSUGE C2; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: HUM 101H

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

The humanities are approached on four levels: art, music, literature, and philosophy. Includes the beginnings in Egypt, Babylonia, and Greece and proceeds chronologically through the medieval period.


HUM 101H
Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period - Honors
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3B; UC; CSUGE C2; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: HUM 101

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Student must be eligible for the Citrus College Honors Program or obtain a recommendation from an Honors instructor.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

The humanities are approached on four levels: art, music, literature, and philosophy. Includes the beginnings in Egypt, Babylonia, and Greece and proceeds chronologically through the Medieval period. A critical in-depth reading of several primary sources is conducted in a discussion format.


HUM 102
Humanities from the Renaissance through the 19th Century
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3B; UC; CSUGE C2; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

The humanistic studies are approached on five levels: art, history, music, literature, and philosophy. Begins with the European Renaissance and moves to the 19th century period of globalization.


HUM 110
Humanities in the Modern Period
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3B; UC; CSUGE C2; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is concerned with critical analysis of the arts and philosophy from the late 19th century to the contemporary period.


HUM 115
Multi-Cultural Mythologies
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3B; UC; CSUGE C2; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 099 or higher.

An introductory survey course in comparative mythology. Students will read, discuss, and write about basic myths as they have appeared in different civilizations. Basic myths, such as those dealing with creation, earliest times, the flood, tales of love, tales of heroes, journeys to other worlds, and some examination of the concept of myth itself and its values in today's society will be explored.


HUM 120
British Civilization
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3B; UC; IGETC 4G; CSUGE C2; Citrus GE; CSUGE D7)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: HIST 120

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly Recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

An overview of British culture and civilization that considers the history, politics, economics, culture, and social changes that have formed contemporary British society.


HUM 123
Introduction to Peace Studies - Saving Civilization
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3B; UC; CSUGE C2; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

An introduction to peace and conflict studies, with an emphasis on war's destructive impact on art, literature, and philosophy. The course examines the meanings and reasons for war, as well as strategies for peace.


HUM 127
Spanish Civilization
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3B; UC; IGETC 4F; CSUGE C2; Citrus GE; CSUGE D6; CSUGE D7)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: SPAN 127

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

Spanish Civilization provides an interdisciplinary global understanding of the culture and history of Spain. The course critically analyzes contemporary Spanish society by examining the social and historical traditions and institutions that shape the Spanish way of life in the 20th century.