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.


Organ Recital: Glorious Duet

Friday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Stage

Organists Marian Metson and Rex Rellanka perform a wide variety of music in this recital featuring the grand Centennial Organ. The program includes Charles Ives’s popular Variations on America and a Beethoven piece for a musical clock as well as selections by John Rutter, J. S. and C.P.E. Bach, Frescobaldi, Sweelinck, Buxtehude, and John Cook.


Professor Co-Creates Online Learning Course for Higher Ed Faculty

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What is Watershed Review?

Watershed Review is CSU, Chico’s literary magazine, publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and art from a national pool of writers and artists. It is edited by students in English 415 (Literary Editing), a course that gives students in-depth study of literary publications and hands-on experience with the editorial process. Watershed Review, one of the oldest, continuously-published, student-edited literary magazines in the nation, is sponsored by the English Department at CSU, Chico and Instructionally Related Activities, funded by Student Activities fees.