Department of Humanities

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Dr. Abdullah Alsaffar | Maggy D. Aston | James B. Bové | Dr. Andrea Cencich | Dr. Clarissa W. Confer | Dr. Paul Crawford | Laura DeFazio | Dr. Kelton Edmonds | Dr. Arcides Gonzalez | Dr. Joseph C. Heim | Dr. Elizabeth A. Larsen | Dr. Sean Madden | Dr. Suzan Mohney | Todd Pinkham | Dr. Michael Slaven | Dr. Craig A. Smith | Dr. Razak Surrey | Dr. Emily M. Sweitzer | Dr. Christina A. Toras | Dr. Laura Tuennerman

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Cal U's Department of Humanities includes undergraduate programs in art, history, global studies, jurisprudence, languages, political science and sociology. 

Associate and Bachelor's Degree Programs

Degrees offered through this department include:

  • A.A. in Liberal Studies
  • B.A. in Arabic Language and Culture
  • B.A. in Art
  • B.F.A. in Art Studio
  • B.A. in Global Studies
  • B.A. in History
  • B.A. in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies
  • B.A. in Liberal Studies
  • B.A. in Political Science
  • B.A. in Political Science: Pre-Law
  • B.A. in Political Science: Public Affairs
  • B.A. in Social Sciences
  • B.A. in Sociology
  • B.A. in Sociology: Social Deviance

Note: Cal U also offers B.S.Ed. degrees in secondary education for Art (K-12) and Social Studies through its Department of Education.

Certificate Programs

The department also offers sub-baccalaureate certificates in:

  • Arabic Language and Culture
  • History of War, Service and the American Experience
  • Spanish for Business
  • Spanish for Law Enforcement
  • Studio Art
  • Violence and Incidence Collaboration Evaluation in Schools


The following minors are also available through the Department of Humanities:

  • African American Studies
  • Arabic
  • French
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Studio Art

Note: Additional art-related minors offered under other departments include:

  • Arts Administration, through the Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences
  • Art History, through the Department of Culture, Media, and Performance

Honor Societies

  • History students who meet the academic requirements are eligible for membership in Phi Alpha Theta, national honor society in history.
  • Political science students who meet the academic requirements are eligible for membership in Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
  • Students in the sociology program are eligible for membership in Pi Gamma Mu, the social science honor society, and Alpha Kappa Delta, the honor society for sociology.