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Modesto Junior College

Humanities

humanitiesHumanities Program

This A.A. emphasis is designed as a University Preparation, Emphasis in Humanities. The University Preparation degree, distinctive of the University Preparation "pathway," is designed to prepare you for transfer to a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campus. The humanities include, but are not limited to, the history, theory, comparison, and criticism of a broad range of subjects in the liberal arts, including pictorial, plastic, musical, and performance arts; literature; philosophy; foreign languages and cultures; mythology and comparative religion; and those aspects of the social sciences (such as history and cultural anthropology) that use historical and interpretive rather than quantitative methods of inquiry. The humanities enable us to reflect upon our lives and ask fundamental questions of value, purpose, and meaning in a rigorous and systematic way

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of this award, the student should be prepared to:

1. Describe how cultural beliefs, values and practices have influenced societies in various times 
2. Analyze the ways that individuals and various cultural groups act in response to their societies and environment. 
3. Demonstrate awareness of the various ways that culture, ethics, history, belief, and ethnicity affect individual experience and society as a whole. 
4. Demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyze works of art for meaning and to forge aesthetic judgments. 
5. Demonstrate critical thinking in the analysis of cultural production using both thematic and historical synthesis. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS To earn an Associate in Arts degree with this emphasis, the student must complete the requirements detailed in the University Preparation Pathway in the MJC Catalog which include completion of the requirements below. 
See advisor for selection of courses. 

REQUIRED COURSES - COMPLETE 9 UNITS 
HUMAN 105 [NP] Early Humanistic Traditions......................................................... 3 
HUMAN 106 [NP] Humanities in the Modern World................................................ 3 
HUMAN 101 [NP] Introduction to the Humanities................................................... 3 
HUMAN 110 [NP] East Meets West.......................................................................... 3 
HUMAN 130 [NP] Introduction to Western Religions............................................... 3 
HUMAN 140 [NP] Introduction to World Mythology.................................................3 
HUMAN 196 [NP] Humanities Special Topics: Social Justice ...............................3 OR 
HUMAN 197 [NP] Humanities Special Topics: Nature and Civilization ................3 OR 
HUMAN 198 [NP] Humanities Special Topics: Place and Identity .............................3 

ELECTIVE COURSES - COMPLETE 9 UNITS ELECTIVE COURSES GROUP 1 - 
TAKE ONE COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING 
ENGL 116 [NP] Introduction to Drama................................................................. 3 
ENGL 131 [NP] Introduction to World Literature 1............................................... 3 
ENGL 132 [NP] Introduction to World Literature 2............................................... 3 
ENGL 135 [NP] Survey of American Literature to 1850........................................ 3 
ENGL 136 [NP] Survey of American Literature: 1850 to the Present .................... 3 
ENGL 137 [NP] Survey of English Literature to the Late 18th Century................. 3 
ENGL 138 [NP] Survey of English Literature: Late 18th Century To Present...........3 
FREN 101 [NP] French 1 ..................................................................................... 5 
GERM 101 [NP] German 1..................................... ............................................... 5 
ITAL 101 [NP] Italian 1 ......................................................................................5 
SPAN 101 [NP] Spanish 1.................................................................................... 5 

ELECTIVE COURSES GROUP 2 - 
TAKE ONE COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING 
ANTHR 102 [NP] Cultural Anthropology................................................................. 3 
HUMAN 101 [NP] Introduction to the Humanities................................................... 3 
HUMAN 110 [NP] East Meets West.......................................................................... 3 
HUMAN 130 [NP] Introduction to Western Religions............................................... 3 
HUMAN 140 [NP] Introduction to World Mythology................................................ 3 
PHILO 111 [NP] Ethics: Theory and Application .................................................... 3 
PHILO 120 [NP] History of Philosophy: Ancient .................................................... 3 
PHILO 121 [NP] History of Philosophy: Modern.................................................... 3 
PHILO 123 [NP] Twentieth Century Philosophy.................................................... 3 

ELECTIVE COURSES GROUP 3 - 
TAKE ONE COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING 
ART 164 [NP] History of Art 1: Prehistoric..........................................................3 
ART 165 [NP] History of Art 2: Renaissance to Contemporary............................3 
ART 169 [NP] Survey of Asian Art...................................................................... 3 
COMM 123 [NP] Storytelling .................................................................................3 
DANCE 102 [NP] Introduction to World Dance........................................................3 
HIST 104 [NP] Western Civilization to 1650........................................................ 3 
HIST 105 [NP] Western Civilization Since 1650................................................... 3 
MUSG 102 [NP] Introduction to World Music........................................................ 3 
MUSG 121 [NP] History of Western Music 1.......................................................... 3 
MUSG 122 [NP] History of Western Music 2.......................................................... 3 

TOTAL UNITS IN A.A. MAJOR .......................................................... 18 – 20

Events

'Learning Encounters Fall 2018'

Friday, September 28th 
9:45am – 2pm 
MJC Performance Jam 'n Jive
Post Performance Lunch Workshop with Professor Kim Davis, Dance, MJC. Come see a special performance of this fascinating dance production with hundreds of students of all ages. Then, have lunch with the dancers and director and learn how to incorporate more movement into learning. 

Friday, October 5th 
7:30pm-9:30pm 
Gallo Center for the Arts Music Lives! Concert-series with guest pianist Natsuki Fukasawa; her multi-media piano recital is an event you won’t want to miss. 
Student tickets available at the Gallo Center for the special negotiated rate of $15 with ID. Tickets are also available at the MJC Box Office Tuesday-Friday Noon-5:00pm

Thursday, October 25th 
7pm - 10 pm MJC Performance (Peter and the Starcatcher) & Reception with Actors and Professor Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell. It’s opening night of this prequel to Peter Pan. Then enjoy a reception after the performance with the director and actors.

Wednesday, November 14th 
Columbia College Special Event: Midterm Dessert Cook-Off with Professor Marcus Whisenant & Culinary Arts students


Learning Encounters Coming Spring 2019 


Friday, March 1st 
7:30pm-10:30pm Gallo Center for the Arts Performance (Les Freres Meduses) and Reception w/Professor Alejandro Sabre, Musicians and Students.

Thursday, April 4th 
6 pm – 9 pm Celebration of the Humanities Mealtime Conversation with Humanities Professors Flora Carter, Chad Redwing and Aishah Saleh as well as Community Learning Resources/Guides from the Common Ground Cohort (NEH) 

Check-Ins to Discuss How the Liberal Arts May be Infused Across the Curriculum to Promote Equitable Learning and Student Success. 
Faculty who attend at least 2 events and one conference call check-in are eligible for a stipend. 
If you are interested in the stipend program, please contact Chad Redwing at redwingc@yosemite.edu 

Wednesday, December 5th 
3:30 pm - 5 pm End of Semester Innovation Check-in (Virtual Conference Call) 

Wednesday, January 30th 
3:30 pm -5 pm Beginning of Semester Innovation Check-in (Virtual Conference Call) 

Wednesday, April 10th 
3:30 pm -5 pm End of Semester Innovation Check-in (Virtual Conference Call)

Faculty

Flora Carter, PAC 211 
209.575.6802

Dr. Chad Redwing, PAC 218
209.575.6454

Aishah Saleh, PAC 216
209.575.6499

Degrees

AA Degree: University Preparation, Emphasis in Humanities

 

Search for Common Ground Project

“The Search For Common Ground: Culture in California’s Central Valley,” is a two-year “Humanities Initiatives Grant” project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities aimed at fostering discussions and curricular development that critically explore the rich cultural heritage, daily life and struggles of those who live in California’s Central Valley.  The project brings together Modesto Junior College and other California community college faculty, as well as regional scholars, artists and leadership from the University of California at Merced, California State University Stanislaus, Fresno State University, The National Steinbeck Center, El Teatro Campesino and the Modesto Junior College Foundation to study the culture of California’s Central Valley, to develop collegial networks for scholarly collaboration and to create thematic curricular modules (grounded in the poetics of local cultural heritages and regionally-lived experiences) for use in a wide-variety of post-secondary classrooms.  

For more information please click on the link above. 

CommonGroundProject

 

Course Schedule Rotation / Humanities Pathway 

 Coming soon...

 

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