School of Arts and Humanities


 

 

The School of Arts and Humanities houses the following departments and programs:

  • American Multicultural Studies
  • Art Studio and Art History
  • Chicano and Latino Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Modern Languages & Literature
  • Music and Music Studio
  • Native American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre Arts
  • Manages University Art Gallery, Center for Performing Arts, and the Sonoma Film Institute.
  • The Art and Music programs are nationally accredited.
  • The School houses the only Endowed Chair at SSU, in Native American Studies, currently held by Dr. Greg Sarris, celebrated author and screenwriter.
  • More than 80 tenured and tenure-track faculty write, research, publish, create and perform while teaching nearly 2,000 FTE in the School.
  • It is the home of the performing and visual arts—including the Green Music Center—which makes it the artistic center of the university. The programs in music and theater are supported by the Person Foundation $3.2 million endowment fund.
  • Arts and Humanities is the center of student communications at SSU with the newspaper, radio and TV stations housed in the Communication Studies Department.
  • The nationally recognized seminar-based Hutchins School of Liberal Studies is part of the School of Arts and Humanities.
  • With emphasis on writing and critical thinking, faculty provide excellent preparation for a variety of careers including law and the MBA program (through its connection to the School of Business and Economics).