Humanities Interdisciplinary Minor

Department

College of Arts and Humanities

Bruce S. Thornton, Coordinator
Music Building, Room 186A
559.278.3056
www.fresnostate.edu/artshum

Degrees and Programs Offered

MN in Humanities Interdisciplinary Minor

Application Criteria

Students with a 3.5 cumulative GPA in the last 60 units are eligible to apply. Application for the Honors Program includes the following: a current copy of transcript, a written personal statement, a substantial sample of the student’s writing and/or creative work, and a letter of recommendation/nomination from a Fresno State faculty member willing to serve as mentor/adviser to the student for the honors thesis/project. The student must successfully complete and earn a grade of A in the Arts and Humanities Honors Seminar (AH 100H) to continue in the program.

Applications are accepted in September for the following spring semester.

Courses

Humanities

AH 100H. Arts & Humanities Honors Seminar

Investigation of Arts and Humanities issues such as: communication of ideas, language, theatrical and musical expression, myth, memory, identity (gender, race, nationality), reason, and emotion, love and sex, violence and war, nature and the environment, and happiness. (Formerly HUM 101T).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

AH 101H. Arts & Humanities Honors Colloquium

Refinement, completion, and presentation of Honors Thesis/Project. (Formerly HUM 101T).

Units: 1

AH 116. Humanities of the Modern Era

An examination of art, literature, philosophy, and music and their interrelationships in the Western world during the 19th and 20th centuries up to the present day. (Formerly INTD 116).

Units: 3

HUM 1T. and HUM 10. Topics in Humanities

Selected topics in the humanities not normally covered by regular course offerings.

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to 12 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

HUM 10. Humanities from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Prerequisite: G. E. Foundation A2. Interrelationships among art, literature, music, and philosophy, from Greece and Rome through the Renaissance. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
GE Area: C2

HUM 11. Humanities from the Baroque to the Modern

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Interrelationships among art, literature, music, and philosophy, from the 17th century Age of Reason to the present. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

HUM 15. Classical Myth and World Humanities

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. A study of classical myth and its themes and ideas in the context of modern world humanities. Study in the techniques of analyzing myth in primary works, from diverse media and cultures. Two thousand word writing requirement. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

HUM 20. Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Reading of Hispanic fiction, poetry, and drama with the goal of understanding the close relationship between Hispanic literature and culture. Instruction in techniques of literary criticism. Taught in English using English translations of important works of Hispanic literature. G. E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

HUM 21. Introduction to the Literature of Portuguese-speaking Peoples

Readings of fiction and poetry from Portuguese-speaking (Lusophone) countries with the goal of understanding the close relationship between Lusophone literature and culture. Instruction in techniques of literary criticism. Taught in English using translations of representative works of Lusophone literature.

Units: 3

HUM 101T. Topics in Humanities

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to 12 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

HUM 101TZ. The British Experience: Layers of London: A View from the 21st Century

Units: 4
GE Area: IC

HUM 104. Humanities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. An examination of art, literature, philosophy, and music and their interrelationships in European culture during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. G.E. Integration IC. (Formerly INTD 104)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

HUM 104Z. Hum Mdl Age Ren

Units: 3

HUM 108. Humanities in Classical Athens

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. An examination of the unique cultural environment of the ancient city, its art, architecture, literature, social and political structures, and their interrelationships as manifested in fifth century Athens. G.E. Integration IC. (Formerly INTD 108)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

HUM 110. Humanities in Republican and Imperial Rome

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. An examination of the unique cultural environment of the ancient city, its art, architecture, literature, social and political structures, and their interrelationships as manifested during Republican and Imperial Rome. G.E. Integration IC. (Formerly INTD 110)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

HUM 118. Folklore in Contemporary Life

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Interdisciplinary study of the role of folklore in modern life, its power to communicate critical issues through expressive culture, e.g., jokes, legends, folksongs, graphic arts, and festival; focus on the intellectual currents influencing the study of folklore. (Formerly INTD 118).

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

HUM 130. Latin American Cultures and Traditions

A study of Hispanic cultural and aesthetic trends and practices as seen in the popular and formal arts and other styles of Hispanic thought, feeling, and expression. (Formerly INTD 130)

Units: 3

HUM 140. Tradition and Change in China and Japan

(ANTH 125 same as HUM 140.) Examines the current aspirations and problems of the Chinese and Japanese in terms of their traditional cultures, and explains how their histories, values, world views, and intellectual traditions affect their lifestyles and their international relations today.

Units: 3
GE Area: M/I

HUM 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

MES 10. Introduction to Modern Middle East

A thematic introduction to the Middle East through examination of its geography, ethnicities, nationalities, cultures, art, literature, architecture, religions, history, politics, and economy.

Units: 3
GE Area: D3

Requirements

Humanities Interdisciplinary Minor

The Humanities Interdisciplinary Minor surveys relationships among philosophy, literature, music, architecture, sculpture, and painting. It also makes some use of science, popular culture, contemporary events, and whatever else is relevant that may come to hand in order to explore as richly as possible the interrelationships among arts and ideas. And it does so for entire cultures, subdivided, of course, into their major periods.

Humanities Interdisciplinary Minor
HUM 10 and 11 (6 units)
HUM 15 or 104 or 118 (3 units)
HUM 108 and 110 (6 units)
Approved Electives (select from remaining humanities courses or from other pertinent courses approved by the faculty adviser) (6 units)
Total (21 units)

Note: The Humanities Minor also requires a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.

Faculty

Name Degree Email Phone
Amaral, Jacinta R Doctor of Philosophy jacintaa@csufresno.edu 559.278.4595
Avila, Debbie M Doctor of Philosophy deavila@csufresno.edu 559.278.6616
Bergman, Ted Lars L Doctor of Philosophy tbergman@csufresno.edu
Bowser, Mabel O Master of Arts mbowser@csufresno.edu
Castillo, Elsa C Master of Arts elsac@csufresno.edu 559.278.2386
Chapman, Honora H Doctor of Philosophy hchapman@csufresno.edu 559.278.4757
Doub, Yolanda A Doctor of Philosophy ydoub@csufresno.edu 559.278.5756
Eastin, Curtis J Master of Arts cjeastin@csufresno.edu 559.278.1108
Eastin, Kristi A Doctor of Philosophy keastin@csufresno.edu 559.278.1108
Engle, David G Doctor of Philosophy daviden@csufresno.edu 559.278.2708
Halvorson, Cheri Y Master of Arts chalvorson@csufresno.edu
Hernandez, Maria E mehernandez@csufresno.edu
Hernandez-Garcia, Celina Master of Arts celinahg@csufresno.edu
Johnson, Keith E Doctor of Philosophy kejohnson@csufresno.edu 559.278.6122
Kuhn, Rose Marie Doctor of Philosophy rosemk@csufresno.edu 559.278.6890
Leon, Francisco J Master of Arts frleon@csufresno.edu
Lo Bianco, Loredana Bachelor of Arts llobianco@csufresno.edu 559.278.6437
Lopez, Alejandra Master of Arts allopez@csufresno.edu
Martinez, Jesus G Master of Arts jesusmartinez@csufresno.edu 559.278.2426
Medina-Sancho, Gloria Doctor of Philosophy gmedina@csufresno.edu 559.278.6963
Mobili, Giorgio P Doctor of Arts gmobili@csufresno.edu 559.278.6963
Munoz, Natalie M Doctor of Philosophy nmunoz@csufresno.edu
Ramos Jordan, Alicia Master of Arts aramosjordan@csufresno.edu
Sands, Isolina Doctor of Education isands@csufresno.edu 559.278.2426
Sanmartin, Paula Doctor of Philosophy psanmartin@csufresno.edu 559.278.8803
Thornton, Bruce S Doctor of Philosophy brucet@csufresno.edu 559.278.7037
Torrance, James G Doctor of Philosophy jamesto@csufresno.edu 559.278.8263
Yang, Kao-Ly Doctor of Philosophy kayang@csufresno.edu 559.278.6437
Zapata, Carol M Doctor of Philosophy czapata@csufresno.edu 559.278.2426
Zhernovey, Yevgen Doctor of Philosophy yevgenz@csufresno.edu 559.278.6437