Gateway Courses in the Humanities

Are you interested in studying the humanities and arts, but don't know where to begin? Gateway Courses introduce you to the fundamental issues and questions in each discipline, offering an ideal entry point to further study in the department.

Check back here every quarter to learn about Gateway Courses in ALL humanities disciplines.

Introductory Humanities Courses

Title Instructor(s) Quarter Day, Time, Location
ARTHIST 1B
Introduction to the Visual Arts: History of Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present
Nemerov, A. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:30am - 11:20am
Cubberley Auditorium
CHINA 163
Chinese Biographies of Women (CHINA 263)
Zhou, Y. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
Encina Hall C464
CLASSICS 42
Philosophy and Literature (COMPLIT 181, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, GERMAN 181, ITALIAN 181, PHIL 81, SLAVIC 181)
Madigan, T., Landy, J., Anderson, R., Holliday, J. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:50pm
60-109
COMPLIT 101
What Is Comparative Literature?
Dierkes-Thrun, P., McDonald, T. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
200-217
COMPLIT 181
Philosophy and Literature (CLASSICS 42, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, GERMAN 181, ITALIAN 181, PHIL 81, SLAVIC 181)
Madigan, T., Landy, J., Anderson, R., Holliday, J. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:50pm
60-109
ENGLISH 10A
Introduction to English I: Mapping Monsters in British Literature, 650-1650
Treharne, E. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
260-113
ENGLISH 152G
Harlem Renaissance
Elam, M. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
Lathrop 298
FRENCH 181
Philosophy and Literature (CLASSICS 42, COMPLIT 181, ENGLISH 81, GERMAN 181, ITALIAN 181, PHIL 81, SLAVIC 181)
Madigan, T., Landy, J., Anderson, R., Holliday, J. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:50pm
60-109
GERMAN 181
Philosophy and Literature (CLASSICS 42, COMPLIT 181, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, ITALIAN 181, PHIL 81, SLAVIC 181)
Madigan, T., Landy, J., Anderson, R., Holliday, J. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:50pm
60-109
HISTORY 1A
Global History: The Ancient World (CLASSICS 76)
Lewis, M. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
200-305
HISTORY 50A
Colonial and Revolutionary America
Gienapp, J. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
380-380C
HUMCORE 11
Humanities Core: Great Books, Big Ideas -- Europe, The Ancient World (CLASSICS 37, DLCL 11)
Krebs, C., Krebs, C. 2018-2019 Autumn
Friday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
380-380Y
HUMCORE 20Q
Humanities Core: Dao, Virtue, and Nature -- Foundations of East Asian Thought (CHINA 20Q, JAPAN 20Q, KOREA 20Q)
Egan, R., Egan, R. 2018-2019 Autumn
Friday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
HUMCORE 31Q
Humanities Core: Middle East I -- Ancient (COMPLIT 31Q, DLCL 31Q)
Key, A., Shemtov, V., Key, A., Shemtov, V. 2018-2019 Autumn
Friday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
ILAC 130
Introduction to Iberia: Cultural Perspectives
Resina, J. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
420-050
ITALIAN 181
Philosophy and Literature (CLASSICS 42, COMPLIT 181, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, GERMAN 181, PHIL 81, SLAVIC 181)
Madigan, T., Landy, J., Anderson, R., Holliday, J. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:50pm
60-109
LINGUIST 1
Introduction to Linguistics
Podesva, R., Krejci, B., Grimberg, S., Brickhouse, C., Sumner, M. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:20am
260-113
MUSIC 1
Musical Genius: Exemplars in the History of Organized Sound
Sano, S., Estakhrian, H., Applebaum, M. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 11:50am
Campbell Recital Hall 126
MUSIC 19A
Introduction to Music Theory
Berger, T., Berger, T. 2018-2019 Autumn
Friday
1:30pm - 2:20pm
DINKG10
PHIL 171
Justice (ETHICSOC 171, POLISCI 103, POLISCI 336S, PUBLPOL 103C, PUBLPOL 307)
Coyne, B., Young, J., Zhao, D., Oh, E., Panchakunathorn, P., Slabon, T., Schwartz, A. 2018-2019 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
320-105
PHIL 74A
Ethics in a Human Life (ETHICSOC 74, HUMBIO 74)
Dannenberg, J., Attwood, A. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
200-305
PHIL 81
Philosophy and Literature (CLASSICS 42, COMPLIT 181, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, GERMAN 181, ITALIAN 181, SLAVIC 181)
Madigan, T., Landy, J., Anderson, R., Holliday, J. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:50pm
60-109
RELIGST 31
The Religious Life of Things
Kieschnick, J. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
12:30pm - 1:20pm
260-113
SLAVIC 181
Philosophy and Literature (CLASSICS 42, COMPLIT 181, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, GERMAN 181, ITALIAN 181, PHIL 81)
Madigan, T., Landy, J., Anderson, R., Holliday, J. 2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:50pm
60-109