The Humanities Program is dedicated to the study of works of human thought and creativity, including works from the visual arts, literature, music, film, dance, philosophy, and religion within their cultural contexts.
We seek to engage our student's minds, hearts, and senses through an examination of the beauty and transformative power of arts and ideas. We encourage dialogue between the ideas, values, and aesthetic expressions of Western and non-Western cultures. We provide students with the opportunity to examine their own beliefs, values, and assumptions and to consider their own individual perceptions of all aspects of human creative endeavor. The aim of the Humanities Program is to help students achieve a broader understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Please send any questions or suggestions about the Humanities Program to Dr. Jose Emmanuel Raymundo.
HUMAN 4.2 Western Humanities from 1600
HUMAN 5 World Humanities: Arts, Ideas, Values
HUMAN 6 Humanities in the United States
HUMAN 7 Introduction to the Humanities
HUMAN 8 Comparative Mythology
HUMAN 14 Popular Culture in the United States
HUMAN 20 The Humanities in Asia: Arts, Ideas and Values
For past course outlines, visit SRJC Course Outlines.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents a wide range of visual and performing arts, emphasizing regional artists.
Internet for the Fine Arts is a comprehensive network of artists, galleries, museums, organizations, and resources.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Features ever-changing exhibits including photography, sculpture, and other media.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is the largest museum in the western world devoted to the arts and cultures of Asia.
Museum of the City of San Francisco has lots of info on San Francisco's past.
de Young Museum, San Francisco is a fabulous collection of 20th-century artifacts.
The Mexican Museum, San Francisco collects, exhibits, and promotes the visual expression of the Mexicano people.
The Exploratorium, San Francisco is a collage of 650 interactive exhibits in the areas of science, art, and human perception.
Outside the Bay Area
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Includes images of the Whitney's fine collection of 20th century art.