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2021/2022 University Catalog 
2021/2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities, Global Humanities Program, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(SIMS Code: 113501)

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

During their last semester, all seniors majoring in humanities shall submit to the department a portfolio of their scholarly work that includes a 300-word summary of their study of the humanities, the paper submitted for HUM 490 , and seminar presentation.

A minor is not required with this major.

Global Humanities Program

Preparation for the Major

(12 units)

Language Requirement

(16-25 units)

See departments for language(s) other than English for equivalents. This fulfills language degree requirement for the B.A. degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Majors in global humanities program require completion of additional courses beyond the third college semester or fifth quarter taught in a language other than English. Refer to selections below.


(20 units)


(23 units)


(23 units)


(23 units)


(23 units)


(20 units)


(23 units)

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Students must have fulfilled the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 8 or above before taking HUM 390W  and earn a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

International Experience

The department encourages international experience for students in the global humanities program. It will facilitate the transfer of humanities credits for appropriate study abroad, student exchange, or other overseas programs. International internships may also receive humanities credit if approved in advance by a department adviser.


A minimum of 30 upper division units to include

Nine Units: American/European Humanities

Nine units selected from the following courses in American/European humanities:

Nine Units: Global Humanities

Nine units selected from the following courses in global humanities:

Upper Division

Six additional upper-division units in global content from any program/department. These courses may focus on a single geographical region beyond North America and Europe (e.g., Asia, Africa, Latin America) or cover a topic in a “global” or “international” context (in consultation with the humanities undergraduate adviser).

Elective Approval

Elective courses taken to fulfill the major must be approved by the humanities undergraduate adviser.

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