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Sabbatical Summer and Fall 2015

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Salamander Timberwolfe Breiter
Humanities Department Chair
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Office: F21s - In the F2 building!
408.864.5561 or


Courses Offered:

Humanities 1: Creative Minds
An introduction to the study of creativity in human life; its sources, development, social purpose, and role in culture change. Students analyze creativity as a central source of meaning and purpose in their lives as well as a development of their unique combination of human intelligences. Lives of creative people from all over the world are examined and contextualized.

Humanities 6: Popular Culture
This course utilizes the methods of the humanities in a critical analysis of popular culture. This inquiry is framed in multicultural, historical and political contexts and will evaluate how popular culture is created and sustained by mass media and techniques of mass production, marketing and distribution. Students examine how social meaning is contructed by the "texts" of popular culture in a constantly changing era of globalization of information and economies.

Humanities 16: Arts, Ideas and Values
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.

Humanities 18: History as Mystery
As history reveals, it also conceals; so, what do historical narratives conceal? What kind of historical scripts might emerge from our descendants based on our current-cultural artifacts? This is an interdisciplinary discussion that identifies, examines, analyzes and critiques fundamental western concepts from aesthetics, history, philosophy, religion and science as representative of a perspective from an historical or cross-cultural context. Emphasis will be placed on how the past, present, and future have the potential to inform one another and are framed by perspective.

Anthropology 2: Cultural Anthropology
The anthropological approach to the study of human behavior from a cross-cultural, comparative perspective. An exploration into the languages, subsistence, economics, sociopolitical systems, religions, and world views of diverse world cultures. An assessment of the dynamics of culture change and the future prospects for humanity.

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