Arts, Ideas and Values

Course Description

Interdisciplinary introduction to artistic cultural studies. A critical analysis of the dynamic process through which contemporary cultural values and social constructions of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, religion and globalization shape and have been shaped by artistic expression. Special emphasis is placed on art as a tool for social change.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
46590 HUMI 16 1MZ M·W···· 01:30 PM-03:20 PM Sal Breiter ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-04-05 to 2021-06-25.

Footnote Information

HUMI-016.-1MZ on M/W 1:30-3:20 - LEARNING COMMUNITY: HUMANITIES MELLON SCHOLARS. This program is designed to supercharge educational pathways for students in a wide variety of majors. For more information, contact Falk Cammin - Program Director at This is an online class that meets each week on scheduled days and times as noted in the class listing. Class meetings will be recorded and available to students if they are unable to attend during scheduled times. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at .

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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