Humanities (MA)

The Master of Arts in Humanities offers an interdisciplinary program that provides a flexible, integrated course of study designed to lead students to breadth of knowledge spanning the liberal arts. The program encourages students to make connections between different areas of human thought, expression, and experience in such fields as art history, history, literature, creative writing, music, religion, philosophy, and political theory. This interdisciplinary approach allows students to experience the methods and contents of more than one discipline as they investigate the various issues explored within the framework of graduate seminars. Students may pursue an emphasis in a particular discipline.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will demonstrate:

  1. A broad understanding of humanistic ideas and themes.
  2. The ability to write graduate-level critical essays/research papers, incorporating primary and secondary sources, correctly documented.
  3. The ability to create a substantial work analyzing and synthesizing material from various disciplines and/or media in light of humanistic themes or issues. An important aim of the program is to develop in students a sense of cooperation and scholarly fellowship as they explore together with the faculty the manifestations of our human wonder and creativity.

Requirements

Interdisciplinary Track Requirements

HUM 5000Pro-Seminar: Humanities in the Contemporary World

4.00 units

Student selects six 4-unit Graduate Seminar courses. Student may select 2-unit seminar courses in place of 4-unit courses.
Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Student takes
HUM 5002/HUM 5003Thesis Workshop I

1.00 unit

HUM 5003/HUM 5002Thesis Workshop II

1.00 unit

HUM 5004Thesis I

1.00 unit

HUM 5005Thesis II

1.00 unit

Total Credit Hours:32

Emphasis Track Requirements

For the emphasis, student conducts research and writing connected to the chosen discipline within the graduate seminars, culminating in a thesis.
HUM 5000Pro-Seminar: Humanities in the Contemporary World

4.00 units

Student selects six 4-unit Graduate Seminar courses. Student may select 2-unit seminar courses in place of 4-unit courses.
Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Student takes
HUM 5002/HUM 5003Thesis Workshop I

1.00 unit

HUM 5003/HUM 5002Thesis Workshop II

1.00 unit

HUM 5004Thesis I

1.00 unit

HUM 5005Thesis II

1.00 unit

Total Credit Hours:32

Creative Writing Track Requirements

HUM 5000Pro-Seminar: Humanities in the Contemporary World

4.00 units

Student selects four Graduate Seminar courses, one of which must be a Literature seminar. Student may select 2-unit seminar courses in place of 4-unit courses.
Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Student takes
HUM 5261/HUM 5262/HUM 5263Creative Writing Workshop I

2.00 units

HUM 5262/HUM 5261/HUM 5263Creative Writing Workshop II

2.00 units

HUM 5263/HUM 5261/HUM 5262Creative Writing Workshop III

2.00 units

HUM 5264Creative Writing Workshop IV

2.00 units

Student takes
HUM 5002/HUM 5003Thesis Workshop I

1.00 unit

HUM 5003/HUM 5002Thesis Workshop II

1.00 unit

HUM 5004Thesis I

1.00 unit

HUM 5005Thesis II

1.00 unit

Total Credit Hours:32

Applied Music Track Requirements

HUM 5000Pro-Seminar: Humanities in the Contemporary World

4.00 units

Student selects four Graduate Seminar courses, one of which must be a Music seminar. Student may select 2-unit seminar courses in place of 4-unit courses.
Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Student takes 12 units of Applied Music courses.
Applied Music

12.00 units

Student completes a recital as the capstone project.
HUM 5002/HUM 5003Thesis Workshop I

1.00 unit

HUM 5003/HUM 5002Thesis Workshop II

1.00 unit

HUM 5004Thesis I

1.00 unit

HUM 5005Thesis II

1.00 unit

Total Credit Hours:32

Non-Project Track Requirements

HUM 5000Pro-Seminar: Humanities in the Contemporary World

4.00 units

Student selects seven Graduate seminar courses. Student may select two 2-unit seminar courses in place of one 4-unit course.
Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Elective

4.00 units

Total Credit Hours:32