HUMANITIES

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HUMANITIES 6
GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT ERAS
An introduction to the humanities -- Examine major issues and concerns facing us as human beings in the world today. World cultures through the arts, media, literature, philosophy, and politics • The quest for meaning The intermixing of global cultures Cultures in conflict • Social class •  Ethnic identity •  Sexuality and more.    .

MAJORING IN THE HUMANITIES
The Humanities is a general education AA degree program offered at Los  Angeles City College.  An AA Degree in the Humanities allows a student to maintain flexibility and provides a strong foundation of a wide range of undergraduate majors such as History, English, Art, Music, Politics, and Business. 

Why major in the humanities?
Students develop a broad base of knowledge in history, literature, and cultural studies that enable them to choose from a wide range of majors and areas of employment.
Students are able to explore their intellectual and creative potential.
Students improve their analytic thinking, writing and oral presentation skills.
Students prepare themselves to live and work in our global and multicultural world.
Students develop self-advocacy skills that are necessary to succeed in contemporary society.

To complete the general education requirements in this area of study, Plan A for the AA/AS Degree is required. Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the
college catalogue graduation requirements section. 

GREAT WOMEN, GREAT ERAS 
An introduction to gender studies - Explore gender inequality, relationships between men and women, and gender stereotypes, as well as obstacles that men and women face in achieving their full potential.
THE BEGINNINGS OF CIVILIZATION
Discover ancient cultures, and the diffusion of those cultures throughout the world. Examine the various cultural representations of these cultures, including the literature, art, and philosophy. Included in this course will be the cultures of the Middle East, Africa, India, China, and Greece.  
PEOPLE IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
This course examines contemporary Los Angeles arts, politics, and culture.   
PEOPLE AND THEIR WORLD: THE CREATIVE PROCESS
An exploration of contemporary arts, literature and popular culture.  Various sections explore how myth and  dreams influence the creative process, as well as how race, class and gender stereotypes are  portrayed in popular culture. 
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