Hollis Robbins, Dean
Nichols Hall 310
Arts & Humanities
The school of Arts and Humanities offers instruction in studio art, creative writing, music, dance, acting, technical theatre, and theatre arts. Programs in the humanities include American Multicultural Studies, Art History, English, French, German, Spanish, Communication Studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Native American Studies, and Philosophy. The School of Arts and Humanities also houses the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies and a pre-law and applied ethics program and provides numerous opportunities for service-learning experiences and internships, as well as study abroad.
The Hutchins School, American Multicultural Studies, and the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies offer subject matter preparation programs for students who intend to enter teaching credential programs and to teach in elementary schools. Several departments and programs, including Art, English, Modern Languages, and Music, offer subject matter preparation programs that lead to secondary or single subject teaching credential programs. The English Department offers an M.A. degree in which students complete work in Literature Studies, Creative Writing and the Teaching of Writing. There is an M.A degree program in Spanish and an M.A degree program in Film Studies.
The school also oversees the Center for Performing Arts, which features music and theatre arts productions and guest artists in the state-of-the-art Person Theatre; the University Art Gallery, with nationally recognized shows and exhibits; the Sonoma Film Institute; the Writers Lecture Series, the Africana Lecture Series and other lecture series; KSUN, the campus radio station; the Sonoma State Star, the student weekly newspaper; SSU TV; Zaum, the campus literary journal; and Volt, a nationally distributed literary journal. The Music Department is housed in the Music Education wing of the world famous Green Music Center. Our Students and faculty perform in it regularly on stage in the world-class Weill Hall and in Schroeder recital Hall.
Arts and Humanities school faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and to a strong academic advising program. Students are offered guidance on coursework, advising, internships, and career paths. The school of Arts and Humanities provides an education that allows students to develop their ability to think critically and communicate clearly, the best preparation for a successful future and transforming the world.