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hcc catalogue '11-'12

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FINE-101   Humanities Through the Arts
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

In this course, the humanities are approached through an interdisciplinary study of nine major arts: film, theatre, music, dance, painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and art in literature. Each of these arts is considered from the perspectives of the meaning and form ex- pressed as well as criticism or critical evaluation. As a study of the creative process a broad range of methods in the various arts will be explored through diverse presentations  by guest lecturers, professionals in the arts. The challenge to the student in this course is to develop perceptual awareness and aesthetic sensitivity as well as a foundation  for a life-long relationship  with the arts regardless of his/her  major field of study. (3 hours weekly)

FINE-102   Arts, Cultures, and Ideas

3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core) Arts, Cultures and  Ideas is an interdisciplin- ary course whose purpose is to introduce  to the student how the humanities and their arts address ways of thinking about what is human about our diverse histories and cultures, imagina- tions, values, words, and dreams. The approach of the course is to root cultural achievements in their historical  settings, showing how  the political, social, and economic  events of each period influence their creation. The course will focus on at least three of the following  areas of the humanities appropriate to the period of history and the specific culture being studied: architecture, criticism, dance, ethics, film, litera- ture, music, painting, philosophy, photography, religion, sculpture, and theatre. Historical periods that will be a part of this course as it changes focus and individual cultures to be studied within these periods will be determined each semester. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

FINE-103   Introduction to the Creative Arts
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core) 

This course will introduce  the students to the basic elements, principles,  processes, materi- als, and inherent  artistic qualities of theater, music, dance, and the visual arts. Focus is on experiential learning using a creative dramatics approach. The course is geared toward students planning to work with elementary-age children as teachers, caregivers, and others specializing in child development. This course is a require- ment for all transfer students pursuing the AAT Elementary Education degree. (3 hours weekly)

FINE-114   History and Culture of Hip- Hop
3 Credits

This course will expose students to the elements of Hip-Hop culture, including graffiti, emceeing, deejaying, and dance forms like locking, pop- ping, and b-boying. The influence of West Afri- can culture will be discussed as will Hip-Hop’s American roots, its development and history, and its influence on American and world culture. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as DANC-114.

FINE-193   Introduction to Women’s Studies: Women, Art, and Culture
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

An introduction to the ideas and issues central to Women’s Studies, feminism,  gender and diversity with emphasis on women’s art and culture. The course will examine how women have been rep- resented and how gender has been constructed in the dominant  culture as well as the role of the arts and of women themselves in developing an alternative women’s culture. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as WMST-193.

FINE-200   Twentieth Century Arts, Cultures and Ideas - Rouse
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
This Rouse Scholars  honors course is an in- terdisciplinary course, the purpose of which is to introduce the student to the ways of thinking about what is human about our diverse histories and cultures, imaginations,  values, and words. Specifically, this course will focus on how the arts of the twentieth century from the turn of the century through postmodernism reflect the diverse cultures and human values of this unique period in history. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly)

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST