Graduate Coordinator: Arturo Arias
Assistant Professors—Abe, Scott
Lecturers—Delehanty, Drescher, Green, Sammons
Minor in Humanities
M.A. in Humanities
Students who wish to base their careers on broad knowledge of American and world cultures will find this major applicable to posts in government, business, education, and the arts. Practical training in a specific professional field (library work, foreign teaching or career service, journalism, museum work, etc.) may well be taken in conjunction with the major or the minor in Humanities. Students earning the B.A. in Humanities may qualify themselves for high school teaching credentials in English or History through special advising and supplemental course work. Those earning the M.A. in Humanities are qualified to seek the Community College Instructor Credential.
For the B.A. in Humanities, students must complete a core of four courses in basic methods of understanding culture through the humanities, and then choose combinations of courses in European, American, Latin American, Asian, and Cross-Cultural Studies; in one of these culture-study areas, additional courses will be chosen, making it the area of emphasis in the major. Up to three appropriate courses in related departments such as ethnic studies, English, art, and music may be included in the major with an adviser's approval.
Students minoring in Humanities must complete four core courses and three additional courses in one or more of the culture-study areas, depending upon the emphasis desired.
The Master of Arts in Humanities is an interdisciplinary program which emphasizes the integrative study of culture, ideas, and the arts, with special concern for the questions of value—moral, intellectual, cultural, and aesthetic—that are inherent in major human expressions. It serves a variety of personal and career objectives, including preparation for certain Ph.D. programs, and teaching credentials in areas in which the master's degree is required.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HUMANITIES
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Humanities discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).
The department's lower division General Education courses (HUM 130, 220, 225, and 250) or other lower division courses concerned with ideas, social conditions, and art forms are recommended for students planning to major or minor in Humanities. Study or practical experience toward mastery of a foreign language is strongly recommended along with the major or minor.
Core Units HUM 300 Ideas and Traditions in the Humanities 3 HUM 305 The Non-Verbal Humanities 3 HUM 310 Styles of Cultural Expression 3 HUM 325 The Practice of Criticism 3 European Cultural Studies Six units selected from the following or approved alternate courses: 6 HUM 350, 365 (European great figures), 375 (European cities), 410, 415, 420, 421, 430, 440, 445, 455, 460, 465 American Culture Studies Six units selected from the following or approved alternate courses: 6 HUM 365 (American great figures), 375 (American cities), 376, 455, 470, 475, 478, 480, 481, 485, 490, 495 Asian Culture Studies Six units selected from the following or approved alternate courses: 6 HUM 365 (Asian great figures), 375 (Asian cities), 525, 530, 535, 540 Cross-Cultural Studies Six units selected from the following or approved alternate courses: 6 HUM 320, 335, 345, 356, 360, 380, 385, 465, 510, 515, 520, 560 Additional Courses Units selected from one of the above culture- study areas, or approved alternate courses 6 Total units for the major 42NOTE: Up to three appropriate courses (nine units) in related departments or programs may be substituted for departmental course work in the culture-study areas.
MINOR IN HUMANITIES
Units HUM 300 Ideas and Traditions in the Humanities 3 HUM 305 The Non-Verbal Humanities 3 HUM 310 Styles of Cultural Expression 3 HUM 325 The Arts of Criticism 3 Three courses chosen with an adviser's aid in one or more of the culture-study areas: European, American, Asian, and Cross-Cultural. One of these (up to three units) may be taken outside the department 9 Total units in the minor 21
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Humanities discipline in the Announcement of Courses section). With the graduate adviser's approval, most upper division Humanities Department courses may be used to satisfy a portion of the Master of Arts requirements.
Core Requirements Units HUM 700 Introduction to Integrative Study 3 HUM 721 Culture and Style 3 Units selected from the following in the inte- grative study of cultural expression, on advisement (one course must be non-Western) 6 HUM 710 Seminar in European Forms and Culture HUM 711 Seminar in American Forms and Culture HUM 712 Seminar in African Forms and Culture HUM 713 Seminar in Asian Forms and Culture Disciplines of the Humanities Units selected under advisement from the following: 6 HUM 701 Fine Arts in the Humanities HUM 702 Literature in the Humanities HUM 703 History in the Humanities HUM 704 Philosophy in the Humanities Issues in the Humanities Units selected on advisement 3-6 HUM 720 Humanistic Themes HUM 722 New Models in Humanistic Studies HUM 723 Contemporary Humanistic Scholarship Electives Units selected on advisement with the graduate coordinator and adviser 3-6 Culminating Experience One of the following: 3 HUM 895 Field Project and Oral Defense HUM 896 Directed Study in Selected Humanistic Works and Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations HUM 898 Master's Thesis and Oral Defense Minimum total 30
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