THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HUMANITIES

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 39-47 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 0-8 units

Students must complete two semesters of modern foreign language study at the intermediate college/university level (third and fourth semester) or, for classical languages, two semesters at the introductory level (first and second semester).

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 15 units

5 courses required:
HUMN220Arts and Ideas: Ancient3.0FS
HUMN221Arts and Ideas: Middle Period3.0FS
HUMN222Arts and Ideas: Modern3.0FS
HUMN400Seminar in Humanities3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
HUMN401Senior Thesis in Humanities3.0FS

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: 24 units

Select two courses from each of the four units listed below, for a total of 24 units. The total of eight courses must be chosen from at least three different departments. Other choices may be available; in some cases prerequisites can be waived. See your adviser for additional information.

UNIT I: Western Studies<197> Origins to 1400 C.E.: 6 units

2 courses selected from:
ARTS400Art History Special Problems3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors; faculty permission.
ARTS407Medieval Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS415Roman Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ENGL354Classical Literature3.0FS *
ENGL355Bible as Literature3.0Inq
ENGL440Chaucer and His Age3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL445Early British Literature3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
HIST400Ancient Greece3.0F1
HIST401Classical Greece3.0F2
HIST403Legacy of Alexander3.0Inq
HIST405Caesar & Augustus3.0Inq
HIST406Roman Empire3.0S1
HIST407Decline of Rome3.0Inq
HIST408Byzantine Civilization3.0Inq
HIST410Medieval Civ: 750-14003.0F1
ITAL340Masters of Italian Literature3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
PHIL201History of Ancient Philosophy3.0FS *
PHIL301Medieval Philosophy3.0Inq
RELS303Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)3.0FS
RELS307New Testament3.0Inq
RELS407History of Christian Thought3.0Inq
THEA350History of Modern Theatre3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 350X is required.

UNIT II: Western Studies<197> 1400 to 1800 C.E.: 6 units

2 courses selected from:
ARTS409No. Renaissance/Mannerist Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS410Ital Renaissance/Mannerist Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS411Baroque and Rococo Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ENGL356Survey of British Literature3.0FS
ENGL358Survey of American Literature3.0FS
ENGL441Shakespeare3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL442Milton and His Age3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL446British Renaissance Literature3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL44717th Century Literature3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL448The Long Eighteenth Century3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
HIST411Renaissance Civ: 1300-15503.0S2
HIST412Reform/Early Mod Eur:1400-16603.0F2
HIST413Cult/Soc/Pol Europe: 1500-17503.0S1
HIST414Absolutism to Revolt:1660-18153.0FA
HUMN201Western Hum: 1500 to Present3.0FS
ITAL360Ital Renaissance Influence Civ3.0SP *
MUSC204Music History (1750-1900)3.0SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
PHIL302History of Modern Philosophy3.0FA
RELS408History of Christian Thought3.0Inq

UNIT III: Western Studies<197> 1800 to Present: 6 units

2 courses selected from:
ARTS402Avant-Garde: 20th Century3.0FS
ARTS417European Art: 1800-18503.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS418European Art: 1850-19003.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS419European Art: 20th Century3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ENGL266Modernism3.0FS
ENGL357Survey of British Literature3.0FS
ENGL359Survey of American Literature3.0FS
ENGL451Modern Poetry3.0FS
ENGL461Modern Novel3.0FS
HIST325Mod European Thought/Culture3.0SP
HIST382Mexico: History and Politics3.0FS *NW
HIST415European Century: 1815-19143.0SP
HIST435The US in Age of the Wrld Wars3.0FA
HIST436Hiroshima to Watergate3.0SP
HIST437From Watergate to the Present3.0SP
MUSC291American Music3.0FS *
MUSC292Maj Mus Fig in West Civ3.0FS
MUSC303Music Hist (1900-the Present)3.0FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 202, MUSC 204, and faculty permission.
PHIL303History 19th Cent Philosophy3.0FS
RELS322Religion and American Society3.0FS
RELS392Contemporary Religious Thought3.0Inq
THEA350XReadings in Dramatic Lit1.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 350 is required.

UNIT IV: Non-Western Studies: 6 units

2 courses selected from:
ARTS405Pre-Columbian Mexican Art3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS408Chinese and Japanese Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS412American Indian Art3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS413African Art3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
HIST230The American Indian3.0FS *Eth
HIST270African History Before 18003.0FA *NW
HIST271African History After 18003.0SP *NW
HIST275East Asia Before 18003.0FA *NW
HIST276East Asia After 18003.0SP *NW
HIST362Middle East: Society/Culture3.0SP *NW
HIST372History of South Africa3.0Inq NW
HIST376Modern Japan3.0SP NW
HIST379SE Asian History/Culture3.0SP
HIST460Ancient Near East3.0Inq
HIST461Early Egypt3.0Inq
HIST463Islamic Civilization3.0FA
HIST464The Modern Middle East3.0SP
HIST470History of East/Central Africa3.0Inq
RELS202Islamic Religion3.0FA *NW
RELS210Chinese Religions3.0Inq
RELS211Japanese Religions3.0Inq
RELS213Buddhism3.0SP *NW
RELS212Hinduism3.0FA *NW
RELS325Worldviews of American Indians3.0Inq Eth

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult the program coordinator for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B. 2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units. 3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year. 6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.

To be eligible for Honors in the Humanities Program, students must have completed at least 30 units of course work in the major with grades that place them in the top 5% of Humanities majors. Students will enroll for 6 units of credit in HUMN 499H.