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Humanities Course Descriptions

7950CEFRHS| FRCC Humanities: Medieval to Modern (HUM 1022): 5 credits – grades 11, 12 – Humanities – no prerequisite

HUM 1022: Introduces the interdisciplinary study of ideas that have defined cultures through a survey of the visual, performing, and literary arts, emphasizing connections among global cultures from the medieval to the early modern era. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category..

 

7496CEFRHS| FRCC Humanities: Early Civilizations (HUM 1021): 5 credits – grades 11, 12 – Humanities – no prerequisite

HUM 1021: Introduces the interdisciplinary study of ideas that have defined cultures through a survey of the visual, performing, and literary arts, emphasizing connections among diverse cultures, including European and non-European, from the prehistoric to the early medieval era. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH2 category.

 

3770| Classical Humanities: 5 credits – grades 11, 12 – Humanities, Lang Arts – no prerequisite

Students will study the history of Western Civilization through the literary, philosophical, and artistic expressions of major historical periods. The student will examine a variety of responses to the universal questions that humans have explored through the humanities. The course will include Ancient Greece and Rome, Hebrew thought, the Christian Middle Ages, and European Renaissance and Reformation. 

 

If students take more than one Humanities class, the following Humanities classes will go toward Social Studies credit or Language Arts.

3800 | World Humanities – Asia: 5 credits – grades 11, 12 – Humanities, English Language Arts, Social Studies – no prerequisite

Students will study the cultures of India, China, Japan, and other Asian countries through historical events, art, literature, philosophy, music, and architecture. Study will include relating events and concepts of Asia with those of Western Civilization. At FCHS: World religions will also be studied. World Culture and Geography is highly recommended before taking this course.

 

3810 | World Humanities – Africa and the Americas: 5 credits – grades 11, 12 (10th, if completed AP Human Geo in 9th) – Humanities, Social Studies, English Language Arts – no prerequisite

This semester class explores worldviews and the creative arts of the cultures in Africa and the Americas. The course will include, but not be limited to, the study of history, philosophy, religion, literature and the arts. Study will include relating events and concepts of Africa and the Americas with those of Western Civilization. At FCHS: World Culture and Geography is highly recommended before taking this course.

 

Other Humanities Options

9373CEFRHS | FRCC Music Theory Fundamentals (MUS 1000): 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 –  Humanities – no prerequisite

MUS 1000: Focuses on the foundational elements of music theory.   The course will cover clef reading, pitch and rhythmic notation, intervals, scales, key signatures, triads and diatonic chords, and an introduction to ear training and sight singing.   The course will help beginning music students, including those who have limited background reading music notation and understanding the fundamentals of music theory.

 

9377CEFRHS | FRCC Music Theory I (MUS 1010): 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Humanities/Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite

MUS 1010: Reviews and builds upon music fundamentals, diatonic harmony, phrase structure, and analysis. The course introduces voice leading and four part harmony in root position and inversions.

 

2772 | AP Music Theory/Humanities: 10 credits – grades 11, 12 –  Humanities – prerequisite: recommended current enrollment with a school performing ensemble or possession of high-level musical skills and consent of instructor

Music Theory is an Advanced Placement course. Course content offers the basic fundamentals of music structure, music history, and composition. Additionally, this course explores music and its effect on humanity through history, geography (ethnomusicology), language, visual arts, and dramatic elements. Students will compose their own music, applying a variety of styles as well as cultural implications. Opportunity also exists for live performance of student compositions. This course should be seriously considered by students who anticipate the study of music on the college level and for whom the global implications of music throughout history are of interest. Students completing this course may elect to take the Advanced Placement Exam in Music Theory. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment with a school performing ensemble preferred, though not required, or possession of high-level musical skills and consent of instructor.

 

2778CEFRCC | FRCC History of Rock and Pop (MUS 1026): 5 credits/3 college credits– grades 9, 10, 11, 12 –  Humanities – no prerequisite

MUS 1026: Provides a survey of basic materials of music, musical forms, media, genres, and musical style of American rock and popular music from the late 19th century to the present.  Focus of the course will be on studying genres and styles within the context of their role in American society, culture, and political landscape.

 

4915 | Spanish Culture Connections: 10 credits – grades 11, 12 – World Language/Culture (Humanities S2) – prerequisite: Spanish Culture Explorations

Spanish Culture Connections is the third of three consecutive courses designed specifically for bilingual and native Spanish speakers.  Students will learn to communicate in and understand advanced Spanish according to the four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Biliteracy, the ability to read and write proficiently in two languages, is the goal of this series of courses, so the domains of reading and writing will be particularly emphasized.  The Project-Based Learning, (PBL) instructional method will engage learners in learning through inquiry activities in which they work autonomously and collaboratively throughout the year around complex tasks, resulting in realistic and authentic products. PBL will invite and motivate learners of diverse proficiency levels to use and learn language through comprehensible input in the process of investigation, interaction, collaboration, and negotiation among other people, text and context. The target language is used as a means of learning. 
This course will embrace the features of driving questions, constructive investigation, autonomy and realism, making learning more meaningful and meet the students' diverse needs and the Colorado State Foreign Language Standards.  In Spanish Culture Connections, students will focus on the history of Spanish language in the US, research and analysis, literary comparison and vocabulary.  This course will include collaboration with CSU mentors and focus on the features of Yosso's Cultural Wealth Model, a strengths-based framework to understand how students of diverse backgrounds access and engage with school and community.

 

9622CEFRHS | FRCC Art Appreciation (ART1110): 5 credits/3 college credits – grades 11,12 – Humanities/Fine & Applied Arts

ART 1110: Introduces the cultural significance of the visual arts, including media, processes, techniques, traditions, and terminology. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category.  At FCHS: Students will develop the essential skills of visual and contextual analysis. By examining works of art from diverse cultures and the relationships among these works, students will cultivate an understanding of global artistic traditions. The skills developed in this course provide important tools for navigating and interpreting visual culture in today’s world. 

 

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