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 at http://em.csuchico.edu/aap/ProgramSearch.

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.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

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

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements". This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155 or approved equivalents. 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: 39-42 units

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

Some courses appear under more than one area heading, but each course may be used to fulfill requirements in only one area.

Major Core Program: 12 units

4 courses required:

HUMN 220 Arts and Ideas: Ancient/Medieval 3.0 FS *
HUMN 222 Arts and Ideas: Modern 3.0 FS
HUMN 224 Arts and Ideas: Asia 3.0 SP * GC
HUMN 400 Seminar in Humanities 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

HUMN 499H Senior Honors Research Paper 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, faculty permission.

HUMN 400 or HUMN 499H should be chosen in consultation with an advisor.

Language Requirement: 6-8 units

2 courses selected from the following:

Romance and Germanic Languages:

Courses must be selected from the third and fourth semester levels:

FREN 201 Third-Semester French 4.0 FA *
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.
FREN 202 Fourth-Semester French 4.0 SP *
Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent.
GERM 201 Third-Semester German 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
GERM 202 Fourth-Semester German 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: GERM 201 or equivalent.
ITAL 201 Third-Semester Italian 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or equivalent.
ITAL 202 Fourth-Semester Italian 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or equivalent.
SPAN 201 Third-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
SPAN 202 Fourth-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.

Classical, non-Romance, and non-Germanic Languages

Courses may be selected from the first and second semester levels:

ARAB 101A Beginning Arabic I 4.0 FS
ARAB 102A Beginning Arabic II 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARAB 101A.
CHNS 101A Beginning Chinese I 4.0 FS
CHNS 102A Beginning Chinese II 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHNS 101A.
GREK 101 First-Semester Greek 4.0 Inq
GREK 102 Second-Semester Greek 4.0 Inq
HBRW 101A Beginning Hebrew I 4.0 FS *
HBRW 102A Beginning Hebrew II 4.0 SP *
JAPN 101 First-Semester Japanese 4.0 FS *
JAPN 102 Second-Semester Japanese 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or faculty permission.
LATN 101 First-Semester Latin 4.0 FS *
LATN 102 Second-Semester Latin 4.0 Inq
RUSS 101 First-Semester Russian 3.0 FS
RUSS 102 Second-Semester Russian 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RUSS 101. Interdisciplinary Studies: 21-22 units

Period/Area Focus Course: 3 units

1 course selected from:

ENGL 464 World Literature Written in English 3.0 Inq
HIST 401 Classical Greece 3.0 F2
HIST 406 Roman Empire 3.0 S1
HIST 410 Medieval Civilization: 750-1400 3.0 F1
HIST 411 Renaissance Civilization: 1300-1550 3.0 S2
HIST 412 The Reformation and Early Modern Europe: 1400-1660 3.0 F2
HIST 415 The European Century: 1815-1914 3.0 SP
HIST 416 Contemporary Europe, 1914-Present 3.0 FA

Courses By Discipline: 15-16 units

5 courses selected from:

Note:You must choose 1 course from 5 different disciplines of the 8 disciplines listed below.

Art

ARTH 341 The Avant-Garde in the Twentieth Century: The Visual Arts 3.0 FS
ARTH 411 Greek Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 412 Roman Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 413 Medieval Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 422 Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 432 Nineteenth-Century European Art: 1850-1900 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 441 International Art: Contemporary 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for Art majors.
ARTH 461 Chinese and Japanese Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 471 Ancient Mexican Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 472 Maya Art 3.0 Inq
ARTH 473 Meso-American/Colonial Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.

This course is also offered as CHST 406.

ARTH 474 Ancient Andean Art 3.0 Inq
ARTH 475 American Indian Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 476 African Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 484 History of Photography 3.0 FS

English

ENGL 251 African American Literature 3.0 FA * USD

This course is also offered as AFAM 251.

ENGL 252 American Indian Literature 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as AIST 252.

ENGL 253 Asian American Literature 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as AAST 253.

ENGL 254 Chicano/Latino/a Literature 3.0 FS * USD
ENGL 276 Survey of British Literature I 3.0 FS
ENGL 353 Multicultural Literature: Issues and Themes 3.0 FS * USD
ENGL 354 Classical Literature 3.0 FS *
ENGL 355 The 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 276, ENGL 340.
ENGL 441 Shakespeare 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
ENGL 442 Milton and His Age 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
ENGL 445 Early British Literature 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
ENGL 447 Seventeenth-Century Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 276, ENGL 340.
ENGL 451 Modern Poetry 3.0 FS
ENGL 453 Modern Drama 3.0 FS
ENGL 454 Comparative Literature 3.0 FS
ENGL 458 American Literature: Beginning to 1850s 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 278.
ENGL 459 American Literature: 1850s-1945 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 279, ENGL 340.
ENGL 461 The Modern Novel 3.0 FS
ENGL 464 World Literature Written in English 3.0 Inq

Foreign Languages and Literatures

FREN 340 Survey of French Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
FREN 345 Survey of French Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
FREN 445 Francophone Literatures and Societies 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
FREN 480 French Cinema 3.0 Inq
GERM 455 German Classicism 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
GERM 460 German Romanticism 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
GERM 470 Twentieth-Century German Literature Before World War II 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
GERM 482 Weimar Cinema: From Caligari to Hitler 3.0 Inq
GERM 484 The New German Cinema 3.0 Inq
ITAL 340 Masters of Italian Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 360 The Italian Renaissance and Its Influence on Western Civilization 3.0 FS *
ITAL 482 Italian Cinema - General History, Genres, and Trends 3.0 Inq
JAPN 330 Japanese Culture and Civilization 3.0 Inq GC
JAPN 381 Japan in Film 3.0 Inq
SPAN 341 Introduction to Latin American Literature 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
SPAN 342 Introduction to Spanish Peninsular Literature 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
SPAN 354 Chicano Literature 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as CHST 354.

SPAN 451 Literature of Mexico 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 461 Don Quixote 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

History

HIST 325 Modern European Thought and Culture 3.0 SP
HIST 326 Modern European Women's History 3.0 SP

This course is also offered as WMST 326.

HIST 362 History of the Middle East 3.0 FS * GC

This course is also offered as MEST 362.

HIST 370 African History Before 1800 3.0 FA * GC
HIST 371 African History After 1800 3.0 SP * GC
HIST 373 East Asia Before 1800 3.0 FA * GC
HIST 374 East Asia After 1800 3.0 SP * GC
HIST 381 Modern South America 3.0 SP * GC
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 The Legacy of Alexander 3.0 Inq
HIST 404 Rise of Rome 3.0 Inq
HIST 405 The Age of Caesar and 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 Civilization: 750-1400 3.0 F1
HIST 411 Renaissance Civilization: 1300-1550 3.0 S2
HIST 412 The Reformation and Early Modern Europe: 1400-1660 3.0 F2
HIST 415 The European Century: 1815-1914 3.0 SP
HIST 416 Contemporary Europe, 1914-Present 3.0 FA
HIST 423 Tudor-Stuart Britain: 1485-1715 3.0 FA
HIST 426 Modern France 3.0 SP
HIST 460 The Ancient Near East 3.0 Inq
HIST 461 Early Egypt 3.0 Inq
HIST 462 Ancient Egypt 3.0 Inq
HIST 475 Modern China 3.0 FA GC
HIST 476 Modern Japan 3.0 SP GC

Music

MUSC 190 Introduction to the World of Music 3.0 FS * GC
MUSC 203 Music History (Antiquity-1750) 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 101.
MUSC 293 History of Jazz 3.0 SP
MUSC 294 History of Rock Music 3.0 FA
MUSC 296 African American Music 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as AFAM 296.

MUSC 302 Music History (1750-1900) 3.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
MUSC 303 Music History (1900 to the Present) 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 202, MUSC 302, and faculty permission.
MUSC 304 Music from a Global Perspective 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 102.

Philosophy

PHIL 201 History of Ancient Philosophy 3.0 FS *
PHIL 202 Philosophy East and West 3.0 FS * GC
PHIL 301 Medieval Philosophy 3.0 Inq
PHIL 302 History of Modern Philosophy 3.0 FA
PHIL 303 History of 19th Century Philosophy 3.0 FS
PHIL 305 Continental Philosophy: Husserl, Heidegger and the Quest for Being 3.0 FA
PHIL 307 Existentialism 3.0 FA *
PHIL 384 Aesthetics 3.0 SP

Religious Studies

RELS 202 Islam 3.0 FS * GC

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

RELS 204 Judaism 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as MJIS 204.

RELS 205 History of the Jewish Peoples 3.0 FA * USD

This course is also offered as MJIS 205.

RELS 207 Christianity 3.0 FS *
RELS 210 Chinese Religions 3.0 Inq
RELS 211 Japanese Religions 3.0 Inq
RELS 212 Hinduism 3.0 FA * GC
RELS 213 Buddhism 3.0 FS * GC
RELS 301 Greek Myth and Ritual 3.0 Inq
RELS 302 Muhammad and the Qur'an 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as MEST 302.

RELS 303 Hebrew Bible 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as MJIS 303.

RELS 305 Rabbinic Judaism: Talmud/Midrash 3.0 SP

This course is also offered as MJIS 305.

RELS 307 New Testament 3.0 Inq
RELS 325 Worldviews of American Indians 3.0 Inq USD

This course is also offered as AIST 325.

RELS 348 Jesus, Buddha, and Marx: A Study in Comparative Ethics 3.0 FA

Theatre

THEA 315 Gender and the Stage 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as MCGS 315.

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 Literature 1.0 SP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 350 is required.
THEA 351 History of Musical Theatre 3.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 351X is required.
THEA 351X Reading/Listening in Musical Theatre Literature 1.0 SP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 351 is required.

Cultures of Asia, Africa, and the Americas: 3 units

Cultures of Asia

ANTH 222 Archaeology and the Bible 3.0 FS *
ARTH 461 Chinese and Japanese Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
HIST 373 East Asia Before 1800 3.0 FA * GC
HIST 374 East Asia After 1800 3.0 SP * GC
HIST 460 The Ancient Near East 3.0 Inq
HIST 475 Modern China 3.0 FA GC
JAPN 330 Japanese Culture and Civilization 3.0 Inq GC
JAPN 381 Japan in Film 3.0 Inq
RELS 210 Chinese Religions 3.0 Inq
RELS 211 Japanese Religions 3.0 Inq
RELS 212 Hinduism 3.0 FA * GC
RELS 213 Buddhism 3.0 FS * GC

Cultures of Africa

ANTH 376 African Cultures 3.0 Inq
ARTH 476 African Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
HIST 370 African History Before 1800 3.0 FA * GC
HIST 371 African History After 1800 3.0 SP * GC
HIST 461 Early Egypt 3.0 Inq
HIST 462 Ancient Egypt 3.0 Inq

Cultures of the Americas

ANTH 261 North American Indians 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as AIST 261.

ANTH 368 Indigenous People of Latin America 3.0 SP * GC
ARTH 471 Ancient Mexican Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 472 Maya Art 3.0 Inq
ARTH 473 Meso-American/Colonial Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.

This course is also offered as CHST 406.

ARTH 474 Ancient Andean Art 3.0 Inq
HIST 381 Modern South America 3.0 SP * GC
SPAN 341 Introduction to Latin American Literature 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
SPAN 451 Literature of Mexico 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

Global Cultures

ANTH 377 Anthropology of the Islamic World 3.0 Inq
ANTH 420 Origins of Early Civilization 3.0 Inq
ENGL 353 Multicultural Literature: Issues and Themes 3.0 FS * USD
ENGL 464 World Literature Written in English 3.0 Inq
FREN 445 Francophone Literatures and Societies 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
MEST 261 Islam 3.0 FS * GC

This course is also offered as RELS 202, and HIST 261.

MEST 362 History of the Middle East 3.0 FS * GC

This course is also offered as HIST 362.

MUSC 190 Introduction to the World of Music 3.0 FS * GC
MUSC 304 Music from a Global Perspective 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 102.
PHIL 202 Philosophy East and West 3.0 FS * GC

Non-European Cultures of the United States

ARTH 475 American Indian Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ENGL 251 African American Literature 3.0 FA * USD

This course is also offered as AFAM 251.

ENGL 252 American Indian Literature 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as AIST 252.

ENGL 253 Asian American Literature 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as AAST 253.

ENGL 254 Chicano/Latino/a Literature 3.0 FS * USD
MUSC 296 African American Music 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as AFAM 296.

RELS 325 Worldviews of American Indians 3.0 Inq USD

This course is also offered as AIST 325.

SPAN 354 Chicano Literature 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as CHST 354.

Note: Those who intend to focus on Classical Civilization should consider the following courses:

ANTH 222 Archaeology and the Bible 3.0 FS *
ANTH 422 Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Peru 3.0 Inq
ANTH 420 Origins of Early Civilization 3.0 Inq
ARTH 471 Ancient Mexican Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 411 Greek Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 412 Roman Art 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 472 Maya Art 3.0 Inq
ARTH 474 Ancient Andean Art 3.0 Inq
ENGL 354 Classical Literature 3.0 FS *
GREK 101 First-Semester Greek 4.0 Inq
GREK 102 Second-Semester Greek 4.0 Inq
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 The Legacy of Alexander 3.0 Inq
HIST 404 Rise of Rome 3.0 Inq
HIST 405 The Age of Caesar and 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 460 The Ancient Near East 3.0 Inq
HIST 461 Early Egypt 3.0 Inq
HIST 462 Ancient Egypt 3.0 Inq
LATN 101 First-Semester Latin 4.0 FS *
LATN 102 Second-Semester Latin 4.0 Inq
PHIL 201 History of Ancient Philosophy 3.0 FS *
RELS 301 Greek Myth and Ritual 3.0 Inq
RELS 307 New Testament 3.0 Inq

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 requires 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 academic competition. Such experience is valuable for graduate school and 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. All 6 units are honors classes (marked by a suffix of H), and at least 3 of these units are independent study (399H, 499H, 599H) 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.