The Division of Humanities & Communication (HCOM) offers several degree programs:
- The Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Communication is an interdisciplinary program that combines a variety of humanities and communication studies areas into one unique degree. Students also choose an area of concentration including Africana Studies, Chicano Studies, American Multicultural Studies, Creative Writing and Social Action, History, Oral History and New Media, Journalism and Media Studies, Literary and Film Studies, Peace Studies, Practical and Professional Ethics, Pre-Law, English Subject Matter Preparation Program, Women's Studies, or Writing and Rhetoric.
- Starting in Fall 2015, HCOM will offer the Bachelors of Arts degree in Integrated Studies Special Major (ISSM), a self-designed major where students work with faculty mentors drawn from across the campus to integrate various disciplines and fields of study selected by the student.
- HCOM also sponsors minors in Chicana/o Studies, Creative Writing and Social Action, Human Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, Peace Studies, Pre-Law, as well as Writing and Rhetoric.
Professor Umi Vaughan and his class study the history of music dance from Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, and the United States, and then embody their learning through dance. It's a great example of the type of interdisciplinary learning that takes place in the HCOM major -- both in the lecture hall and the dance studio.