About the School of Arts and Humanities
This diverse School combines education in the arts and humanities with student career goals. In the arts, instructional programs include Applied Arts, Art, Creative Writing, Music, and Theatre Arts. Programs in the humanities include American Multicultural Studies, English, Modern Languages and Literatures, California Cultural Studies, Communications Studies, Chicano Latino Studies, Native American Studies, and Philosophy. The School of Arts and Humanities also houses the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies and a variety of pre-law programs.
The Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, American Multicultural Studies and the Chicano Latino Studies Program offer subject matter preparation for students who intend to enter teaching credential programs and to teach in elementary schools. A number of departments, including Art, English, Foreign Languages, and Music, offer subject matter preparation programs that lead to secondary, or single subject, teaching credential programs. The English program offers MA work in Literature, Creative Writing, the Teaching of Writing, and Writing for the Media.
The School also oversees the School of Performing Arts, which features Music and Theatre Arts & dance departmental productions as well as guest artists and touring events. The Art Gallery, with nationally recognized shows and exhibits; the Sonoma Film Institute, which brings to SSU a variety and range of films seldom matched on any campus; KSUN, the campus radio station; The Star, the student newspaper; SSU TV, the student TV station; and ZAUM, the student literary magazine.
The faculty of the School are committed to excellence in teaching and a strong academic advising program. Special emphasis is placed on programs that combine traditional arts and humanities majors with career oriented minors. Such programs include Art and the Performing Arts with Management, English with Science and Technical Writing, Foreign Languages with International Studies, Music with Recording and Computer Theory, American Multicultural Studies with Criminal Justice Administration and Management, among others. Supporting career goals while building upon the arts and humanities, the School provides an education that allows students to develop their ability to think and communicate, the best preparation for a changing future.
Explore the many programs that the School of Arts and Humanities has to offer and start the admissions process today. Information on applying can be found at the Office of Admissions.
Students may be interested in becoming part of a Freshman Learning Community to enhance their educational experience. The thematic approach provides opportunities to delve more deeply into topic areas and, over a two-semester sequence, to receive general education credit for areas A3 and C3.