Degree Requirements

B.A. in Applied Humanities

The coursework for the major can be completed in as few as four semesters, includes a professional internship sequence, and has six emphases to choose from:

The coursework for the major consists of 42 total units, including a 3 unit elective from the approved list below. Students should work with their advisor to select an elective that complements their emphasis, foreign language studied, or personal interest.

Approved Electives

Africana Studies Program

  • AFAS 223: African Philosophical Worlds (3 units)
  • AFAS 463: Doing Business In/With Africa: A Cultural Perspective (3 units)

College of Humanities

  • HUMS 200: Health, Culture, and Creativity: Foundations in Health Humanities and the Arts (3 units)

Department of East Asian Studies

  • CHN 245: Chinese Popular Culture (3 units)
  • EAS 245: Korean Pop Culture (3 units)
  • JPN 245: Japanese Anime and Visual Culture (3 units)
  • EAS 251: Introduction to Korea through Films (3 units)
  • CHN 410B: The Anthropology of Contemporary China (3 units)
  • JPN 425A: Anthropology of Japan: Images and Realities (3 units)
  • CHN 444: Chinese Media & Culture (3 units)
  • EAS 444: East Asian Traditions and the Rise of Commercial Civilization (3 units)
  • EAS 466: Japanese and Chinese Nationalism (3 units)

Department of French & Italian

  • FREN 230: French Culture (1789-present) (3 units)
  • ITAL 230: Introduction to Italian Culture (3 units)
  • FREN 231/ITAL 231: Fashion and Culture in France and Italy (3 units)
  • ITAL 240: Italian Folklore and Popular Culture (3 units)
  • FREN 373: US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures (3 units)
  • FREN 433: Business French 1 (3 units)
  • FREN 434: Business French 2 (3 units)

Department of German Studies

  • GER 246: Culture, Science and Technology (3 units)
  • GER 315: Business German (3 units)
  • GER 371: Contemporary German Culture (3 units)
  • GER 416: Minority Views in German Culture (3 units)
  • GER 430: Crossing Borders/Crossing Cultures (3 units)

Department of Linguistics

  • LING 114: Learning a Foreign Language (3 units)
  • LING 201: Introduction to Linguistics (3 units)
  • LING 210: American Indian Languages (3 units)
  • LING 211: Meaning in Language and Society (3 units)
  • LING 320: Language and Social Issues (3 units)
  • LING 322: The Structure and Meaning of Words (3 units)
  • LING 341: Language Development (3 units)
  • LING 388: Language and Computers (3 units)
  • LING 408: Computational Techniques for Linguists (3 units)
  • LING 432: Psychology of Language (3 units)

Department of Public & Applied Humanities

  • PAH 220: Collaboration: A Humanities Perspective (3 units)
  • PAH 221: Creating, Imagining, Innovating: Intercultural Approaches for Academic and Career Success (3 units)
  • PAH 230: Video Games as Artifacts: Appreciating Interactive Multimedia Entertainment (3 units)
  • PAH 231: Global Video Game Cultures and Their Origins (3 units)
  • PAH 240: Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Global Perspectives on Human/Animal Relationships (3 units)
  • PAH 260: Asian Pacific American Cultures in Public Life (3 units)
  • PAH 310: Urban Multilingualism: An Introduction to Exploring Diverse Cities (3 units)
  • PAH 320: Working: The Rewards and Costs of Employment (3 units)
  • PAH 330: The Video Game Industry: An Introduction to the Business of Making Money with Play (3 units)
  • PAH 331: Video Game Studies: Critical/Cultural Approaches (3 units)
  • PAH 350: Health Humanities: Intercultural Perspectives (3 units)
  • PAH 456: Humanities and the Global Creative Economy (3 units)

Department of Religious Studies & Classics

  • CLAS 240: Ancient Athletics (3 units)
  • CLAS 313: Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity (3 units)
  • CLAS 329: Art History of the Cinema (3 units)
  • RELI 203: Religion and Medicine in the Western Healing Traditions (3 units)
  • RELI 210: Religion in the American Experience (3 units)
  • RELI 211: Life After Death in World Religions and Philosophies (3 units)
  • RELI 212: Introduction to American Indian Religious Traditions (3 units)
  • RELI 230: Religions and Cultures of India (3 units)
  • RELI 302: Ellis Island, 9/11, and Border Walls: Religion and Immigration in the U.S. (3 units)
  • RELI 303: Spirituality and Sickness: Religion and Health in the U.S. (3 units)
  • RELI 326: God, Humanity, & Science (3 units)
  • RELI 335: Rap, Culture and God (3 units)
  • RELI 336: Spirituality, Psychology, and the Mind (3 units)
  • RELI 345: Religion and the Arts in India (3 units)
  • RELI 359: Buddhism and Healing (3 units)
  • RELI 360: Religion, Nature, and Climate Change (3 units)
  • RELI 363: Religion and Sex (3 units)
  • RELI 367: Yoga (3 units)
  • RELI 404: Religion, Gender, and the Body (3 units)
  • RELI 406: Religious Diversity in Healthcare: Intercultural Training (3 units)
  • RELI 412: Religion and Literature in Latin America (3 units)
  • RELI 428A: Globalization, the Environment, and Indigenous Religions (3 units)
  • RELI 482: Tantric Buddhism (3 units)

Department of Russian & Slavic Studies

  • RSSS 212: Mythic Russia: Russian Fairy Tales and Folklore (3 units)
  • RSSS 275: Eastern Europe and the Balkans: Constructing Identity in Contact and Conflict (3 units)
  • RSSS 280: Sports and Empire: Sport in Soviet and Post-Soviet Eastern European Society (3 units)
  • RSSS 305: Russian and American Foodways: Cultivation, Culture, and Connectedness (3 units)
  • RSSS 306: Russian Rap from Love and Sex to Propaganda and Protest (3 units)
  • RSSS 315: Werewolves and Vampires: Slavic Folklore in our Culture (3 units)
  • RSSS 320: Criminal Russia: From Rasputin to Putin (3 units)
  • RSSS 325: Eastern Orthodoxy in a Global Age (3 units)
  • RSSS 335: Health Places, Toxic Spaces: GeoHumanities and Health in Russia and Eastern Europe (3 units)
  • RSSS 490: Identity, Language, and Nation (3 units)

Department of Spanish & Portuguese

  • SPAN 352: Reading Politics and Culture in the Hispanic World (3 units)
  • SPAN 371A/B: Spanish for Business and Economics (3 units)
  • PORT 430: Brazilian Civilization (3 units)
  • SPAN 430: Issues in Spanish Culture (3 units)
  • SPAN 431: Issues in Spanish-American Culture (3 units)
  • SPAN 433: Issues in Mexican and Mexican-American Culture (3 units)
  • SPAN 449D: Border Studies (3 units)
  • PORT 463: Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature (3 units)
  • SPAN 480: Service Learning (3 units)

Department of Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

  • TLS 386: Global Citizenship: Reading the World and the Word (3 units)