Apr 18, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

HUM 109 - World Arts and Culture

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
Provides a study of literature, poetry, visual art, film, theatre, music and history in cultures around the world by comparing differences and similarities across cultures. Completion of ENGL 097  recommended.
Course Outcomes:
  • Explain the influence art has on various cultures, especially their own.
  • Analyze the way that cultures are created and maintained, often by exclusion of marginalized groups, through societal constructions of such factors as gender, family, race, social class, and ideological identities.
  • Evaluate art according to its function, means of production, and cultural and social significance.
  • Interpret a variety of art through the perspectives of history, politics, philosophy, aesthetics, religion, anthropology, sociology, and literature.
Course Topics:
  1. Social Construction
  2. Semiotics
  3. 19th and 20th Century Photography
  4. 20th Century Feminism
  5. Gender Construction
  6. Cultural Appropriation
  7. Art and Fashion of Subcultures
  8. Painting, Sculpture and New Media
  9. Film, Drama and Theatre
  10. Music, Poetry and Literature
Course Attribute(s): Diversity, Humanities