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 advisor 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).

Major Core Program: 15 units

5 courses required:

HUMN 220 Arts and Ideas: Ancient 3.0 FS
HUMN 221 Arts and Ideas: Middle Period 3.0 FS
HUMN 222 Arts and Ideas: Modern 3.0 FS
HUMN 400 Seminar in Humanities 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
HUMN 401 Senior Thesis in Humanities 3.0 FS

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 advisor for additional information.

UNIT I: Western Studies— Origins to 1400 C.E.: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

ARTS 407 Medieval Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 414 Greek Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 415 Roman Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ENGL 354 Classical Literature 3.0 FS *
ENGL 355 Bible as Literature 3.0 Inq
ENGL 440 Chaucer and His Age 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL 445 Early British Literature 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
HIST 400 Ancient Greece 3.0 F1
HIST 401 Classical Greece 3.0 F2
HIST 402 The Age of Alexander 3.0 Inq
HIST 403 Legacy of Alexander 3.0 Inq
HIST 404 Rise of Rome 3.0 Inq
HIST 405 Caesar & Augustus 3.0 Inq
HIST 406 Roman Empire 3.0 S1
HIST 407 Decline of Rome 3.0 Inq
HIST 408 Byzantine Civilization 3.0 Inq
HIST 410 Medieval Civ: 750-1400 3.0 F1
ITAL 340 Masters of Italian Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
PHIL 201 History of Ancient Philosophy 3.0 FS *
PHIL 301 Medieval Philosophy 3.0 Inq
RELS 303 Hebrew Bible 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as MJIS 303.

RELS 307 New Testament 3.0 Inq
RELS 407 History of Christian Thought 3.0 Inq

UNIT II: Western Studies— 1400 to 1800 C.E.: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

ARTS 409 No. Renaissance/Mannerist Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 410 Ital Renaissance/Mannerist Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 411 Baroque and Rococo Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ENGL 356 Survey of British Literature 3.0 FS
ENGL 358 Survey of American Literature 3.0 FS
ENGL 441 Shakespeare 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL 442 Milton and His Age 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL 446 British Renaissance Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL 447 17th Century Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL 448 The Long Eighteenth Century 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL 458 Amer Lit: Beginning to 1850s 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 358.
HIST 380 Colonial Latin America 3.0 FA * NW
HIST 411 Renaissance Civ: 1300-1550 3.0 S2
HIST 412 Reform/Early Mod Eur:1400-1660 3.0 F2
HIST 413 Cult/Soc/Pol Europe: 1500-1750 3.0 S1
HIST 414 Absolutism to Revolt:1660-1815 3.0 FA
HIST 423 Tudor-Stuart Brit: 1485-1688 3.0 FA
HUMN 301 Western Hum: 1500 to Present 3.0 SP
ITAL 360 Ital Renaissance Influence Civ 3.0 SP *
MUSC 302 Music History (1750-1900) 3.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
PHIL 302 History of Modern Philosophy 3.0 FA

UNIT III: Western Studies— 1800 to Present: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

ARTS 349 History of Photography 3.0 FS
ARTS 402 Avant-Garde: 20th Century 3.0 FS
ARTS 403 American Art History 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS 404 International Art: Contemp 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS 417 European Art: 1800-1850 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 418 European Art: 1850-1900 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 419 European Art: 20th Century 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ENGL 357 Survey of British Literature 3.0 FS
ENGL 359 Survey of American Literature 3.0 FS
ENGL 449 The Romantic Period 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL 450 The Victorian Period 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL 451 Modern Poetry 3.0 FS
ENGL 452 Development of British Drama 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
ENGL 453 Modern Drama 3.0 FS
ENGL 459 Amer Literature: 1850s-1945 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 359.
ENGL 460 Amer Literature: 1945-Present 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 359.
ENGL 461 Modern Novel 3.0 FS
HIST 325 Mod European Thought/Culture 3.0 SP
HIST 326 Modern European Women's Hist 3.0 SP

This course is also offered as WMST 326.

HIST 342 Education in America 3.0 FS
HIST 382 Mexico: History and Politics 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as LAST 350.

HIST 415 European Century: 1815-1914 3.0 SP
HIST 416 Contem Europe: 1914-Present 3.0 FA
HIST 425 British Empire 3.0 Inq
HIST 435 The US in Age of the Wrld Wars 3.0 FA
MUSC 303 Music Hist (1900-the Present) 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 202, MUSC 302, and faculty permission.
PHIL 303 History 19th Cent Philosophy 3.0 FS
PHIL 305 Continental Philosophy 3.0 FA
PHIL 306 American Philosophy 3.0 FS *
PHIL 370 Philosophy of Science 3.0 FS *
RELS 322 Religion in America 3.0 FA

This course is also offered as AMST 322.

THEA 350 History of Modern Theatre 3.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 350X is required.
THEA 350X Readings in Dramatic Lit 1.0 SP
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:

ARTS 405 Pre-Columbian Mexican Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 406 Meso-American/Colonial Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.

This course is also offered as CHST 406.

ARTS 408 Chinese and Japanese Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 412 American Indian Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 413 African Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ENGL 353 Multicultural Literature 3.0 FS * Eth
HIST 230 The American Indian 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as AIST 230.

HIST 362 Middle East: Society/Culture 3.0 SP * NW

This course is also offered as MEST 362.

HIST 370 African History Before 1800 3.0 FA * NW
HIST 371 African History After 1800 3.0 SP * NW
HIST 372 History of South Africa 3.0 Inq NW
HIST 373 East Asia Before 1800 3.0 FA * NW
HIST 374 East Asia After 1800 3.0 SP * NW
HIST 379 SE Asian History/Culture 3.0 SP
HIST 460 Ancient Near East 3.0 Inq
HIST 461 Early Egypt 3.0 Inq
HIST 463 Islamic Civilization 3.0 FA

This course is also offered as MEST 463.

HIST 464 The Modern Middle East 3.0 SP

This course is also offered as MEST 464.

HIST 470 History of East/Central Africa 3.0 Inq
HIST 475 Modern China 3.0 FA NW
HIST 476 Modern Japan 3.0 SP NW
MUSC 304 Music From a Global Perspec 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 102.
MUSC 395 Case Studies in Global Music 3.0 FS * NW
RELS 202 Islam 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as HIST 261, and MEST 261.

RELS 210 Chinese Religions 3.0 Inq
RELS 211 Japanese Religions 3.0 Inq
RELS 213 Buddhism 3.0 FS * NW
RELS 212 Hinduism 3.0 FA * NW
RELS 325 Worldviews of American Indians 3.0 Inq Eth

This course is also offered as AIST 325.

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 advisor 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.

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. 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.

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 units are independent study (399H, 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 for your major 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% of majors in your department.

4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% 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 advisor to apply.

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.