School of Arts and Humanities


The School houses the following departments and programs:

  • American Multicultural Studies
  • Art Studio and Art History
  • Chicano and Latino Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Modern Languages & Literature
  • Music and Music Studio
  • Native American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre Arts
  • Manages University Art Gallery, Center for Performing Arts, and the Sonoma Film Institute.
  • The Art and Music programs are nationally-accredited.
  • The School houses the only Endowed Chair at SSU, in Native American Studies, currently held by Dr. Greg Sarris, celebrated author and screenwriter.
  • More than 80 tenured and tenure-track faculty write, research, publish, create, and perform while teaching nearly 2000 FTE in the School.
  • It is the home of the performing and visual arts– including the Green Music Center—which makes it the artistic center of the university. The programs in music and theatre are supported by the Person Foundation $3.2 million endowment fund.
  • Arts and Humanities is the center of student communications at SSU with the newspaper, the radio, and TV stations housed in the Communication Studies Department.
  • The nationally-recognized seminar-based Hutchins School of Liberal Studies is part of the School.
  • With its emphasis on writing and critical thinking faculty provide excellent preparation for a variety of careers including law and, through its connection to the School of Business and Economics, for the MBA program.
  • School of Arts and Humanities website