M.A. Courses: Bulletin Descriptions

View the complete listing of Humanities courses in the SF State Bulletin.

HUM 700: Introduction to Integrative Study

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate major adviser or instructor.

Examination of the origins, traditions, and current practices of integrative humanities.

Units: 3

HUM 701: Fine Arts in the Humanities

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate major adviser or instructor.

Character and province of the fine arts; ways artistic principles and experience form relationships with other disciplines and experience.

Units: 3

HUM 702: Literature in the Humanities

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate major adviser or instructor.

Character and province of literature; ways literary principles and experiences form relationships with other disciplines and experience.

Units: 3

HUM 703: History in the Humanities

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate major adviser or instructor.

Character and province of history; the ways historical principles and experience form relationships with other disciplines and experience.

Units: 3

HUM 704: Philosophy in the Humanities

Prerequisite: consent of graduate major adviser or instructor.

Character and province of philosophy; ways philosophical principles and experience form relationships with other disciplines and experience.

Units: 3

HUM 705: Text and Context: The Word and the World (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to graduate standing or consent of graduate major adviser or instructor.

Examination of the relationship between texts and the worlds that create and receive them. Develop familiarity with historical research methods and explore a diverse selection of expressive works that were made in at least two different times and places.

HUM 706: Image and Culture: Picturing the World (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the major advisor or instructor.

Examination of visual culture in relation to other cultural forms, particularly narrative, with reference to the distinct grammar and vocabulary of visual cultural studies.

HUM 710: Seminar in European Forms and Culture

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate major adviser or instructor.

Relations of art and thought to society in European culture. Nature of the relationship among the arts, thought, and society at selected historical moments.

Units: 3

HUM 711: Seminar in American Forms and Culture

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate major adviser or American Studies adviser or instructor.

Relations of art and thought to society in American culture. Nature of the relationship among the arts, thought, and society at selected historical moments.

Units: 3

HUM 712: Seminar in African Forms and Culture

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate major adviser or instructor.

Relations of arts and thought to society in Africa. Nature of the relationship among the arts, thought, and society at selected historical moments.

Units: 3

HUM 713: Seminar in Asian Forms and Culture

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate major adviser or instructor.

Relations of art and thought to society in Asia. Nature of the relationship among the arts, thought, and society at selected historical moments.

Units: 3

 

HUM 720: Current Topics in the Humanities (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

Focus on current topics and problems in interdisciplinary Humanities scholarship. Attention given to graduate-level writing, in preparation for the culminating experience. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

HUM 721: Culture and Style

Prerequisite: Graduate status or consent of instructor.

Analysis and interpretation of historic cultures and the evolution of distinctive styles of expression within particular cultural settings.

Units: 3