South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Humanities & Fine Art Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


HFA 108 - Introduction to Film Appreciation  (IAI: F2908) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

A survey of film as an art form, emphasizing the elements of visual story telling, aesthetics, differences among genres, and criticism. Examines techniques such as pictorial composition, movement, sound, lighting, editing, mise-en-scene, form and narrative. Also offered as Honors.

HFA 109 - Introduction to Film History  (IAI: F2909) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

A survey of film history, emphasizing social, economic and political aspects and their effects on the cinema and society. Examines major national and international movements, studio and independent filmmaking, documentary, experimental and animated cinema. Also offered as Honors.

HFA 120 - Music Appreciation  (IAI: F1900) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

An introduction to the aural elements and structures of music through a historical survey of Western Art Music from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century. Through recordings and live performances emphasis is placed on aural perception of musical stylistic characteristics of significant works by composers of Western Art Music. Also offered as Honors.  Fee.

HFA 158 - Drama into Film  (IAI: HF908) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

This course focuses on drama as it moves from on-the-page-play format to on-the-screen film format. Emphasis is placed on visual perception of theatrical devices and characteristics of significant works by playwrights and filmmakers of the Western theatre in this interdisciplinary examination of theatre art.

HFA 201 - General Humanities I  (IAI: HF902) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

An introductory course which explores cultures attempts to understand humans and their world through important works of art, literature, music, philosophy and religion. The focus is upon key cultural concepts expressed through various creative forms from ancient times through the Renaissance era. No previous knowledge of art or music is required. Also offered as Honors.

HFA 202 - General Humanities II  (IAI: HF903) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

An introductory course which explores cultures attempts to understand humans and their world through important works of art, literature, music, philosophy and religion. The focus is upon key cultural concepts expressed through various creative forms from the seventeenth century to the contemporary world. No previous knowledge of art or music required. HFA 201 is not a Prerequisite. Also offered as Honors.

HFA 203 - Humanities of Eastern Asia  (IAI: HF904N) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

An exploration of mans attempts to express his understanding of his nature and the world in which he lives through his art, music, literature and philosophy. Focus centers on Asian cultures including China, Japan, India and Indonesia.  Fee.

HFA 210 - Introduction to African American Music  (IAI: F1905D ) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

This course will introduce students to the history and fundamental characteristics of African American music. Emphasis will be placed on the stylistic characteristics, performers, and the social influences of each time period and/or style.

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