MA Program Overview

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Master of Arts in Arts and Humanities Degree Requirements

 

We have suspended all admission to this program indefinitely.

The Master of Arts in Arts and Humanities requires completion of 30 units, including 27 units of course work and either a passing score for HUM 598: Comprehensive Examination (3 units), or completion of an approved thesis or creative project (HUM 599, 3 units).

Learn more about the Arts and Humanities program in the university catalog. Go to http://www4.csudh.edu/university-catalog/2015-16/arts-humanities/index and scroll down to “Master of Arts in Arts and Humanities (30 units).” 

Select one of the options below. The following courses, or their approved equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. 

Option I

A. Core Courses (12)

HUM 500. Proseminar: The Humanities in the City (3)

HUM 512. Texts and Language (3)

HUM 528. Images and Artifacts (3)

HUM 582. Performance and Criticism (3)

B. Arts and Humanities in the City (12-15) HUM 520. Seminar in Art (3) HUM 522. Seminar in Literature (3) HUM 523. Seminar in Music (3) HUM 524. Seminar in Philosophy (3) HUM 540. Seminar in History (3)

C. Electives (3, optional)

Approved arts and humanities-related course chosen in consultation with an advisor.

D. Culminating Experience (3). Choose one:

1. HUM 598 Comprehensive Examination. After completion of all course work or during the last semester of course work, the degree candidate may apply to take HUM 598 Comprehensive Examination. There is only one retake opportunity to achieve the passing score.

2. HUM 599: Final Project (3 units). Completion of an approved thesis or creative project. A 3.75 GPA or better, and the approval of the program coordinator, are required to enroll in HUM 599.

E. Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

All graduates must pass the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement. A score of eight or better is required on the GWE test, or in cases where English 350 is taken, a grade of "B" or better is required. Details on the examination are available from the English department office and the Testing Office. The GWAR must be taken in the first semester.

F. Masters Requirement.

In addition to the major requirements, students must meet all university requirements for the master's degree. Students should consult the section of the catalog entitled "Graduate Degrees and Postbaccalaureate Studies."

 

Option II

A. Core Courses (12)

HUM 500. Proseminar: The Humanities in the City (3)

HUM 512. Texts and Language (3)

HUM 528. Images and Artifacts (3)

HUM 582. Performance and Criticism (3) 

B. Music and Intellectual Inquiry (12-15)

Prerequisite: Consent of Department of Music Chair

1. HUM 523: Seminar in Music (3)

2. Music Study (6)

Choose from the following to make a total of 6 units: MUS 580: Performance, Performance Practices and Repertoire (2-6) and/or MUS 594: Independent Study (1-3)

3. Arts and Humanities in the City (3-6) HUM 520. Seminar in Art (3) HUM 522. Seminar in Literature (3) HUM 524. Seminar in Philosophy (3) HUM 540. Seminar in History (3)

C. Electives (3, optional)

  Approved arts and humanities-related course chosen in consultation with an advisor.

D. Culminating Experience (3). Choose one:

1. HUM 598: Comprehensive Examination. After completion of all course work or during the last semester of course work, the degree candidate may apply to take HUM 598 Comprehensive Examination. There is only one retake opportunity to achieve the passing score.

2. HUM 599: Final Project. Completion of an approved thesis or creative project. A 3.75 GPA or better, and the approval of the program coordinator, are required to enroll in HUM 599.

E. Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

All graduates must pass the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement. A score of eight or better is required on the GWE test, or in cases where English 350 is taken, a grade of "B" or better is required. Details on the examination are available from the English department office and the Testing Office. The GWAR must be taken in the first semester.

F. Masters Requirement.

In addition to the major requirements, students must meet all university requirements for the master's degree. Students should consult the section of the catalog entitled "Graduate Degrees and Postbaccalaureate Studies." 

Humanities MA Schedule of Courses

Spring 2012

HUM 500: The Humanities in the City

HUM 535: Seminar in Film

Fall 2012

HUM 540: Seminar in History

HUM 582: Performance & Criticism

Spring 2013

HUM 524: Seminar in Philosophy

HUM 528: Images and Artifacts

Fall 2013

HUM 523: Seminar in Music

HUM 520: Seminar in Art

Spring 2014

HUM 500: The Humanities in the City

HUM 522: Seminar in Literature

Fall 2014

HUM 524: Seminar in Philosophy

HUM 582: Performance & Criticism

Spring 2015

HUM 528: Images and Artifacts

HUM 595: Special Topics

Fall 2015

HUM 512: Texts and Languages

HUM 523: Seminar in Music

Spring 2016

HUM 500: The Humanities in the City

HUM 540: Seminar in History

Fall 2016

HUM 520: Seminar in Art

HUM 582: Performance & Criticism

Planned for Spring 2017

HUM 528: Images and Artifacts

HUM 524: Seminar in Philosophy (3)

 

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