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

Titlesort ascending Instructor(s) Quarter Day, Time, Location
COMPLIT 101
What Is Comparative Literature?
Greene, R. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 11:50am
Green Earth Sciences150
RELIGST 4
What Didn't Make It into the Bible (CLASSICS 9N, JEWISHST 4)
Penn, M. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Lathrop 282
SYMSYS 1
Minds and Machines (LINGUIST 35, PHIL 99, PSYCH 35, SYMSYS 200)
Lassiter, D. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Cubberley Auditorium
PHIL 171
Justice (ETHICSOC 171, POLISCI 103, POLISCI 336S, PUBLPOL 103C, PUBLPOL 307)
Coyne, B., Petrov, P., Woodworth, S., Zhao, D., Oh, E., Schwartz, A., Hughes, P., LaCruise, T. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
320-105
PHIL 1
Introduction to Philosophy
Taylor, G., Cooper, E., Kang, S., Lawlor, K. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:30am - 11:20am
300-300
LINGUIST 1
Introduction to Linguistics
Podesva, R., Hilton, K., Korat, O., Lake, E., Clifford, L. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
260-113
ILAC 130
Introduction to Iberia: Cultural Perspectives
Resina, J., Menendez Gorina, L. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Hewlett Teaching Center 103
FILMSTUD 4
Introduction to Film Study
Levi, P., Levi, P. 2019-2020 Autumn
Thursday
10:30am - 1:20pm
McMurtry Building 102, Oshman
AMSTUD 107
Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (CSRE 108, FEMGEN 101, TAPS 108)
Hanlon, P., Daub, A., Crandall, M. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Littlefield 104
FEMGEN 101
Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (AMSTUD 107, CSRE 108, TAPS 108)
Hanlon, P., Daub, A., Crandall, M. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
200-030
ENGLISH 12C
Introduction to English III: Modern Literature
Kantor, R. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
STLC104
ENGLISH 10C
Introduction to English I: Tradition and Individuality, Medieval to Early Modern
Lupic, I., Kennett, T., Lenzo, A. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
380-380Y
HUMCORE 31
Humanities Core: Texts that Changed the World -- The Ancient Middle East (COMPLIT 31, DLCL 31, RELIGST 150)
Shemtov, V., Fonrobert, C., Shemtov, V., Fonrobert, C. 2019-2020 Autumn
Friday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
260-113
HUMCORE 11
Humanities Core: Great Books, Big Ideas -- Europe, The Ancient World (CLASSICS 37, DLCL 11)
Parker, G., Leibundgut, T., Parker, G., Leibundgut, T. 2019-2020 Autumn
Friday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
HUMCORE 20
Humanities Core: Dao, Virtue, and Nature -- Foundations of East Asian Thought (CHINA 20, JAPAN 20, KOREA 20)
Egan, R. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Departmental Room
ARTHIST 1B
How to Look at Art and Why: An Introduction to the History of Western Painting
Nemerov, A. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:30am - 11:20am
Cubberley Auditorium
PHIL 100
Greek Philosophy (CLASSICS 40)
Hobbs, L., Slabon, T., Bobonich, C. 2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
370-370
HISTORY 1A
Global History: The Ancient World (CLASSICS 76)
Nunez, A., Lewis, M. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
200-030
HISTORY 50A
Colonial and Revolutionary America
Steelman, A., Rakove, J. 2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:20am
200-205