We offer two evening majors for working adults through the Pathways program: Humanities and Cultural Studies (Flex) and Applied Humanities (Fast). Please check the Pathways page for a description of the Flex and Fast programs. See below for course requirements for the two majors.
Choose this option if: 1) you have more than 50 units (the required minimum to enter the major); 2) you like the idea of shorter, more intensive classes -- most courses are only seven weeks long and are delivered in a blended face-to-face/online format; 3) you want to know exactly what you'll be taking when; 4) you have specific career goals in mind and want to develop professional contacts and a professional portfolio while in school; 5) you want a greater sense of educational community, achieved through the cohort model (the same group of students takes all classes in the same sequence together).
The Applied Humanities degree creates practical scholars prepared to enhance their career or to transition into a variety of fields in the nonprofit, private, and government sectors. The program is founded on the recognition that social entrepreneurship -- social vision and creative solutions -- requires systems thinking and cultural analysis skills. Themes include: ethics; the intersection of race, gender, class, and ecology; sustainability; the role of imagination in social change; and humankind’s quest for meaning.
The program emphasizes humanities in action. Project-based learning and professional portfolio development prepare students to enter into new careers. In addition, professionals from relevant fields serve as career mentors.
45 units required in the major, as follows. All students follow this exact course sequence. There are no course substitutions. Click here for available course descriptions.
Term 1 – 9 units
Term 2 – 6 units (or 9 units for those who need algebra pre-requisite)
Term 3 – 6 units (or 7 units if students need Portfolio Resubmission)
Term 4 – 9 units
Term 5 – 9 units
Term 6 – 6 units
Choose this option if: 1) you have 0-70 units already completed; 2) you want to get your degree at your own pace, i.e. as fast or as slow as you want, with the option to take a leave of absence if needed; 3) you want some flexibilty in course options; 4) you think you might want to go on for postgraduate study in either a Master's or Ph.D. program; 5) you have specific career goals and want internship opportunities.
The Pathways Humanities and Cultural Studies major offers adult learners the opportunity to study the meaning of the human condition through interdisciplinary and multi-discipline course work. The course of study brings together such disciplines as art, art history, history, literature, music, philosophy, and religion to help the student examine the fundamental questions that have shaped the human community, such as: What are truth and beauty? What are the limits of science and technology? How do we live a responsible life? What makes us more fully human? Competence in critical analysis, written and spoken discourse, character formation and a love of learning are hallmarks of a student completing this major.
For complete course descriptions refer to each discipline and program explanation in the relevant sections of this Catalog. Where course options are available, these will be selected in consultation with advisor. Course substitutions are also possible for some required courses. These must be approved by the Department Chair.
|ARTH 3000 or 3100||Art of the Western World or
Art of the Non-Western World
|HIST 3000 or 3001||
History of the Western World or
|Select one 3-unit course from the following:
|PHIL 1105/3105||Ancient Greek Philosophy
|PHIL 3104||Philosophy of Human Nature
|PHIL 3170||Philosophy of Law|
|POL 3200||Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Political Philosophy|
|POL 3201||Modern and Contemporary Political Philosophy|
|Select one 3-unit Literature Course from the following:||3|
|ENGL 3050||World Literature: Western Classics|
|ENGL 3051||World Literature: Latin American|
|ENGL 3052||World Literature: Asian|
|ENGL 3053||World Literature: Canadian|
|ENGL 3061||Ethnic Literature: Asian American|
|ENGL 3062||Ethnic Literature: African American|
|ENGL 3063||Ethnic Literature: Hispanic American|
|Select at least 3-units from the following courses:||3|
||See specific courses offered for Pathways students|
|DRAM 3501-3506||See specific courses under Drama in catalog|
|MUS 3301||History and Literature of Music from Antiquity to 1750|
|MUS 3302||History and Literature of Music from 1750 to Present|
|MUS 3409||Opera/Musical Theater Workshop|
International Language (may be fulfilled by college level language course)
Total Foundational Requirements
By the beginning of the Junior year, the student will begin to identify a minimum of 12 units selected from Upper (or no more than 6 approved Lower) Division courses in their chosen concentration. These courses will be chosen in consultation with their academic advisor from a list of approved courses updated each semester. Students are encouraged to expand their Concentration with additional units to complete a minor in fields offering a minor.
Note: At least 6 of the Concentration units must be Dominican courses. (Experiential Learning Credits are considered Dominican courses).
Total Concentration Requirements
|Select one course from the following:||1-3|
|HUM 4996||Internship/Work-Related Project/Career Exploration (1–3 units)|
|Self, Community, and Service
or available courses with Service Learning
|HUM 4930||Humanities Seminar||3|
|*HUM 4920/4921||Senior Project Workshop||1|
|*HUM 4910/4911||Senior Project||3-4|
|Total Remaining Requirements||8-11units|
|Total Humanities and Cultural Studies Major – Pathways||38-42 units|
*Teacher Education students may substitute an appropriate Senior Project option.