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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Humanities seen through various forms of expression: The arts and society, such as dance, painting, music, sculpture, and mythology; theory and practice in artistic creation to stimulate personal awareness.

We will explore “art” as a form of “deep play” and “performance” in our everyday lives. Through fun lectures, games, films, discussions, workshops, and multi-sensory projects, we will examine several forms of human creativity that individuals and groups around the world use to engage and entertain one another on an aesthetic level: e.g., language, storytelling, folklore, literature, humor, games, memorials, architecture, rituals, poetry, songs, foodways, fashion, film, and technology.

HUMANITIES 1: BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE

OUR CLASS MEETS ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 3:00PM-4:15PM. THIS COURSE RUNS FROM TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 TO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015.

Combining old and new technology, our required course readings will include a free online reader found within the ASSIGNMENTS section. No physical textbook is required. (Besides, they are overpriced and monovocal.)

My intention is to make your learning experience as lively, active, and playful as I can, so enjoy the ride. I look forward to working with all of you!

Your instructor,

Dylan Eret