BA in Arts and Letters
Units required for Major: 36
Christina Bellon, Philosophy
Brad Nystrom, Humanities and Religious Studies
Aaron Cohen, History
This multidisciplinary major is designed for students who have stopped-out in good standing from the pursuit of any major at Sacramento State.
At the time of application, students must have met the following requirements:
- Must not have been enrolled at the university for a minimum of one year and have left in good academic standing.
- Completed at least 84 units of coursework (may be upper or lower division units).
- Completed all lower division General Education and Graduation Requirements. A condition of admission to the program is that students have completed all GE Area B requirements. If the GE Area B and other lower division GE/GR requirements are not completed at the time of application, they must be completed prior to beginning the program.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA not lower than 2.0.
|Required Upper Division Core Courses (12 Units)|
|ALS 101||Texts Over Time||3|
|ALS 102||Individual, Community, and Citizenship||3|
|ALS 103||Creativity, Meaning, and Criticism||3|
|ALS 104||Happiness, Well-Being and the Good Life||3|
|Select an additional 24 units from the following: (24 Units) 1|
|Language - Communication and Expression||6|
|Interpersonal Communication Skills|
|Critical Analysis of Messages |
|History of the English Language|
|Multicultural America |
or SPAN 1B
|Literature - Texts, Ideas and Ideals||6|
|Media Communication and Society|
ENGL 180 Series Course
|Survey of French Literature|
|Survey of Early Western Civilization|
|World Civilizations, Beginnings-1600|
|Arts and Ideas of the West: Ancient to Medieval|
|Arts and Ideas of Asia: Ancient to Medieval|
|Survey of Music Literature I|
|History of the Theatre: Ancient to Renaissance|
|Arts and Music - The Creative Process||6|
|Introduction to Art and Visual Culture|
|Form, Space Vision|
|Introduction to Creative Writing|
|Introduction to Digital Design|
|Music In World Cultures|
|Philosophy Of Art|
|Dance Cultures Of America |
|Appreciation Of Acting|
|Multicultural Puppetry |
|Philosophy - Meaning and Critique||6|
|Mass Media Law and Regulation|
|History Of Ethics |
|Philosophy Of Religion|
|Major Problems in U.S. History |
|Mass Media and Critical Thinking|
|Deductive Logic I|
|Approaches to the Humanities|
At least 12 additional units must be upper division for a total of at least 24 upper division units.
NOTE: Students will work closely with the program advisors to ensure satisfactory completion of all University wide General Education and Graduation Requirements. Where possible, these can be overlapped with courses taken to satisfy the Required Upper Division core courses and Literature -Texts, Ideas and Ideals courses.