College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Photo Dean KnightGreetings!

Welcome to the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The teacher-scholars, staff, and students of the College invite you to pursue your passion in the departments of Art and Art History; Comparative Religion and Humanities; English; History; International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Music and Theatre Arts; and Philosophy.
HFA students write, think, ponder, perform, translate, create and research. Whether they are dealing with the living past, promising future, or amazing present, Humanities and Fine Arts students are prepared to become engaged and contributing global citizens.
When you join the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, prepare to participate fully in the world by learning an international language, understanding history, and studying religious complexity. Prepare to express yourself artistically in the visual and performing arts. Prepare to communicate powerfully and creatively through prose, poetry, and essay. Prepare to embark on a critical analysis of your choices as an ethical citizen of an interconnected society.  
Our College prides itself on building bridges throughout the university through wide and diverse selection of majors, minors, and certificate programs. Through these programs the College seeks to provide avenues of integration to enhance your daily life and to advance your skill sets for potential employers.
We are ready and excited to help you achieve your academic, career, and life goals. Welcome to Chico State’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts!
All the best,
Dr. Robert M. Knight, Dean
College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Mission Statement and Strategic Plan.



Construction continues on the new Arts & Humanities Building. Interior mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in are ongoing, along with exterior and interior wall framing that will continue for the next few months. The framing and infrastructure work will continue to fill in the building. Exterior curtain wall, windows, plaster, metal panels and ebony/tumbleweed brick have started going up, as well as work on the roof. It is estimated that the building will be dried in towards the end of this calendar year. The project continues to be on time and on budget.



HFA student Angela Breining won the Rawlins Merit Award

Angela Breining won the 2014 Rawlins Merit Award for the college of Humanities and Fine Arts. Angela is a Latin American Studies Major. She is third from the right.

Outstanding Academic Adviser - Zanja Yudell

Philosophy professor Zanja Yudell joined the CSU, Chico faculty in 2005 and has served as advisor for the Honors Program for eight years. He also serves as thesis advisor for honors students in concert with the discipline-based faculty mentors and serves as the faculty mentor for honors students while living in Konkow Hall.

In addition to his role as honors advisor, Yudell advises students in the Department of Philosophy. He has been a judge for the CSU, Chico Student Research Competition and has served on the Honors Program's scholarship and redesign committees.

Yudell holds master's and doctorate degrees in philosophy from Columbia University.