2019-2020 Catalog 
    
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HUM 21 THE SEARCH FOR MEANING - IDEAS OF SELF ACROSS CULTURES


3 Units 3 hours lecture
Transfers: CSU, UC
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENG 1A 
Explores the notions of self and the changing faces of human nature as they shape and are shaped by prevailing social systems and cultural patterns across the world. Compares a variety of fictional and historical figures ranging from the Homeric hero to the Confucian aristocrat, from Joan of Arc to Sojourner Truth, in an attempt to shed light on our own struggle to understand who we are, and how we know who we are, in the contemporary scene. Draws upon the perspectives of disciplines such as history, science, philosophy, literature, and the arts.
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