2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HUM 105 Black Thought and Culture (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly HUMAN 105

Course Description
Beginning with African traditions and closing with a look at contemporary issues, this course will examine the cultural heritage of African Americans in relation to their language, literature, fine arts, music, religion and philosophy.

Student Outcomes
1. Be open, receptive, critical and responsive to diverse cultural points of view.
2. Recognize one’s bias
3. Recognize the need to center and decenter one’s own perspective in order to understand multiple ways of knowing, being, and thinking.
4. Recognize and evaluate how, identity, life experiences and values affect decisions and actions.
5. Evaluate and be accountable for the impact actions have on self, community, and environments.
6. Identify the connection between African traditions and that of Black music, art, religion, and language.
7. Trace the development of Black music from Africa to present.
8. Identify significant themes in African American poetry and relate them to past and current social issues.
9. Compare and contrast the philosophies of major Black philosophers and their ideologies.
10. Recognize significant contributions African Americans have made in the history of the U.S.

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