About HCOM

The School of Humanities & Communication offers several degree programs:

HCOM Major

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and Communication is an interdisciplinary program that combines a variety of humanities and communication studies areas into one unique degree. Students complete a core set of courses including one each for outcomes in Ethical and Effective Communication, Social and Cultural Analysis, Engaged Creative Practice, and Humanistic Inquiry.

They then choose an area of concentration including:

  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing and Social Action
  • English Studies
  • English Subject Matter Preparation
  • Ethnic and Gender Studies
  • Historical Studies
  • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy and Applied Ethics

HCOM Minors

The School of Humanities and Communication also sponsors or co-sponsors the following minors:

  • Chicanx Studies
  • Creative Writing and Social Action
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Peace Studies (with the School of Social, Behavioral and Global Studies)
  • Pre-Law
  • Writing and Rhetoric

HCOM Major Changes Fall 2018

The HCOM major underwent some significant changes starting with the Fall 2018 catalog. Highlights include:

Below are some resources to assist students in making appropriate choices for fall. For support, please contact Gladys Cabadas, the staff advisor supporting HCOM majors at gcabadas@csumb.edu or HCOM chair Dr. Sam Robinson at sarobinson@csumb.edu

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Contact HCOM

(831) 582-3889



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