About the Division

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.

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TWO New books from jennifer fletcher

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Fletcher, who has two new books out in 2015: Teaching Arguments: Rhetorical Comprehension, Critique, and Response has been published by Stenhouse. Find out more about the book here. And, Fostering Habits of Mind in Today's Students, which she co-edited with Adela Najarro and Hetty Yelland has been published by Stylus Publishing. Read more about this book here.

Otter realm Wins big!

The Otter Realm won multiple awards at this year's California College Media Association’s annual Excellence in Student Media Awards ceremony. Read more here. And, the California Newspaper Publishers Association awarded the Otter Realm a generous grant to help purchase new equipment. See the Otter Realm Facebook page here for more details.

HCOM faculty member Deb Busman--new novel is making waves

HCOM faculty member Deb Busman;s new novel is getting attention in the local press. Take a look at two recent articles--in the Monterey Herald and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. And, get the book here. Congratulations Deb!

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