College of Liberal & Creative Arts

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Degrees, Majors and Minors

  1. American Studies

    American Studies is a cross-disciplinary program that offers students an opportunity to create an individualized major.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Minor
  2. Anthropology

    Undergraduate and graduate programs in anthropology provide a multi-field approach to further understanding of what it means to be human.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Minor
  3. Art

    Accredited programs in the fine arts and art history are taught by leading Bay Area artists and scholars.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Master of Fine Arts
    Minor
  4. Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA)

    Undergraduate and graduate programs designed to provide extensive educational experience in the field of electronic media.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
  5. Cinema

    Cinema students are encouraged to engage in scholarship and to pursue all forms of cinema production.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Master of Fine Arts
    Minor
  6. Classics

    The study of ancient languages, art and archaeology, and literature enables students to reconstruct ancient cultures and to examine critically the importance which they continue to have in the world of today.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Minor
  7. Communication Studies

    Areas of study include language and social interaction, group processes, organizational communication, interpersonal and intercultural communication, rhetoric and political communication, public speaking, performance studies, and research methodologies.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
  8. Comparative and World Literature

    Comparative and World Literature is a literary discipline designed to go beyond the chronological, geographic, and linguistic boundaries of individual national literatures.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Minor
  9. Creative Writing

    The skills developed in creative writing translate well into corporate editing, publishing, teaching, and working for arts organizations.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Master of Fine Arts
  10. Dance

    The Bachelor of Arts in Dance provides professional preparation in dance.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Minor
  11. Design and Industry

    Undergraduate and graduate programs in visual communication and product design with an interdisciplinary perspective.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Science
    Master of Arts
    Minor
  12. English

    The English major can lead to a rewarding career in teaching as well as in professional fields such as law, publishing, information science, and business.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
  13. Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Programs are designed for students who are planning to use foreign languages in professional careers, as well as for students who wish to acquire an appreciation of the cultures of other peoples.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Minor
  14. History

    Undergraduates majoring in history may select advanced courses focusing upon the entire range of life within a nation or region during a given time period, or courses dealing with some specialized aspect of life, or courses which explore the concepts and methodology of historical research and analysis.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Minor
  15. Humanities

    Students who wish to base their careers on broad knowledge of American and world cultures will find this major applicable to posts in government, business, education, and the arts.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Minor
  16. International Relations

    Employment possibilities for graduates in international relations exist in business, government, electronic and print journalism, teaching and private international service.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Minor
  17. Jewish Studies

    The Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies Minor offer an excellent background for students interested in Judaism as the basis for scholarly or professional pursuits.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Minor
  18. Journalism

    The department’s national reputation for excellence and diversity has drawn the attention of news organizations around the country, making the department a key place for job and internship recruitment.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Minor
  19. Liberal Studies

    The Liberal Studies major has a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary curriculum encompassing all areas of knowledge in the arts and sciences.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
  20. Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor

    The Middle East and Islamic Studies minor is a multidisciplinary minor designed to provide undergraduate students with a broad understanding of the history, politics and culture of the Middle East and Islamic world.

    Degrees:

    Minor
  21. Modern Greek Studies

    The Minor in Modern Greek Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students seeking greater knowledge of contemporary Greek language, literature, history, and culture.

    Degrees:

    Minor
  22. Museum Studies

    The museum studies program is designed to provide graduate professional training in major areas of museum work.

    Degrees:

    Master of Arts
  23. Music

    The School of Music and Dance offers both professional and liberal arts degree programs in music.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Music
    Master of Arts
    Master of Music
    Minor
  24. Persian Studies

    Persian Studies is a multidisciplinary program for students seeking greater knowledge and understanding of Persian / Iranian language, culture, history, society, and politics from ancient to contemporary times.

    Degrees:

    Minor
  25. Philosophy

    Philosophical education is eminently valuable for careers that call for analysis and evaluation of problems, smart solutions, critical and creative thinking and writing, and powerful advocacy of one's beliefs and values.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Minor
  26. Political Science

    Undergraduate study in political science is designed to develop knowledge, analytical skills, and critical insight into the nature of politics and political problems.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Minor
  27. Religious Studies

    Religious Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that can be taken in conjunction with any major.

    Degrees:

    Minor
  28. Technical and Professional Writing

    Technical and professional writers work in almost every field of industry and public life, including high-technology industries, business, government, and research and non-profit organizations.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Minor
  29. Theatre Arts

    The curriculum provides the student with a foundation for advanced study in the dramatic arts, for teaching, or for a career in professional theatre.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Master of Fine Arts
    Minor
  30. Women and Gender Studies

    Women and gender studies examines the importance of gender and feminisms in relation to issues such as race, class, sexuality, labor, colonialism, multiculturalism, and globalization.

    Degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts
    Master of Arts
    Minor
  31. World Music and Dance

    The minor program provides educational resources for those students interested in global perspectives of music and dance.

    Degrees:

    Minor
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