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.

Course Schedules

Course Outlines

HUMAN 4.1   Western Humanities: Arts, Ideas, and Values
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 23    Culture and Values in Latin America and the Caribbean
HUMAN 24    California Culture
HUMAN 25    Monsters
HUMAN 26    Friendship
HUMAN 49    Independent Study in Humanities

For past course outlines, visit SRJC Course Outlines.



Bay Area

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.

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

The Exploratorium, San Francisco is a collage of 650 interactive exhibits in the areas of science, art, and human perception.

The Arts at Sonoma State University

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts