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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 News & Events

Golden Mountain: Some Chinese (Immigrant) Versions of “the American Dream”

Friday, April 12, 2019
10:00am — 11:30am

Alumni and Visitor's Center


An immigrant to the U.S., Dr. Cheng Lok Chua was born in Singapore and educated there through high school. Dr. Chua has published widely on Asian American literature and world literature. He will present his work to the public.

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2nd Annual Latinx Poetix Symposium Brings 10 Latinx Poets Together in Monterey for National Poetry Month

The Latinx Poetix Symposium is part of CSUMB’s Writers from the Edge Reading Series that features poets who speak to the Latinx experience in the United States. The symposium is a two day event that begins at CSUMB’s main campus on Thursday night, heads to the CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts & Culture, and finishes with a grand finale reading at Old Capitol Books in downtown Monterey. This year’s symposium features a mixture of nationally recognized Latinx poets, editors and scholars in addition to outstanding local and emerging Latinx voices.

Main Campus Reading, CSUMB Thursday, April 11@ 6 p.m. Alumni & Visitor’s Center Features the award winning poet, Jose-Luis Moctezuma, poetry editor Blas Falconer, local spoken word artist LaSofaQueen, Poet Manuel Paul Lopez, and recent CSUMB graduate Shirley Ramos.

Panel Discussion “The Latinx Voice in Modern American Poetry” Friday, April 12@ 10 a.m. CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts & Culture Jose-Luis Moctezuma, Manuel Paul Lopez, and Círculo de Poetas and Writers moderated by Nathan X Osorio and Rachelle Escamilla.

Free Public Writing Workshops & Open Mic by Círculo de Poetas and Writers Friday, April 12 @ 11 a.m. to Noon CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts & Culture Círculo de Poetas and Writers is a community of bilingual multicultural authors dedicated to the creation, promotion and dissemination of Latinx poetry and prose through workshops, publications, and public presentations in California. Featured poets are Adela Najarro, Javier O. Huerta, Yaccaira Salvatierra and Norma Liliana Valdez.

Grande Finale Latinx Poetry Reading Friday, April 12 @ 7 p.m. Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey Featuring all of the participating Latinx Poets.

Contact HCOM

(831) 582-3889



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