Departments

 

Department of Art
Phone: (916) 278-6166
Email: art@csus.edu

The Department of Art has a long-standing reputation for the quality and diversity of its fine arts program. Courses in art education, art history, and art studio promote creativity, visual literacy and critical thinking. Students have the opportunity to exhibit their work in our two galleries - the Robert Else Gallery and R.W. Witt Gallery. Exhibitions and lectures by nationally and internationally recognized artists are presented in the University Library Gallery. Sponsored lectures and symposia feature presentations by renowned educators, historians, and artists. Visiting artists also are brought to campus for an extended period during the annual Festival of the Arts.


 
Department of Communication Studies
Phone: (916) 278-6688
Fax: (916) 278-7216
Email: coms@csus.edu

The faculty of Communication Studies, Journalism & Film is a community of professionals, educated and experienced in a diverse range of specialty areas, and united by a common body of information related to the creation, application, and understanding of messages. The department exists to provide quality instruction that assists students in becoming intellectually aware citizens who are ethical, competent communicators. Further, the department seeks to maintain and develop the body of scholarly knowledge that unites the field.


 
Department of Design
Phone: (916) 2783962
Fax: (916) 278-6116
Email: design@csus.edu

The Department of Design prepares its students for a wide range of career opportunities in the fields of graphic design, interior design and photography. Graduates learn to work creatively and to explore new possibilities in their respective media while at the same time providing the highest quality of professional services to their clients. By offering degree programs in three interrelated fields, the Department is well positioned to train its students in the wide range of art and design practices that play a part in creating our visual environment.


 
Department of English
Phone: (916) 278-6586
Fax: (916) 278-5410
Email: english@csus.edu

The English Department of California State University, Sacramento, is a community of teachers, scholars, writers, and support staff whose primary mission is to promote learning in composition, creative writing, English education, linguistics, literature, and the teaching of English as a second language. The department seeks to help students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and realize their own intellectual and creative goals.


 
Film Program
Phone: (916) 278.6285
Fax: (916) 278-7216
Email: jenstark@csus.edu (Film Coordinator)

The Film Program offers interdisciplinary course work in the areas of film production, history, theory, criticism and writing. The film major aims at developing a deeper understanding of the art and practice of film, its complex components, and the artists whose vision have inspired generations of filmmakers. All students are required to take a common core that provides a foundation for film criticism and production. After completing the core, students select either the film studies or film production track.


  
Department of History
Phone: (916) 278-6206
Fax: (916) 278-7476
Email: history@csus.edu

At Sacramento State, the History major includes four lower division survey courses and three upper division seminars. In addition, students choose seven upper division electives from a wide variety available. The flexibility of the major allows students to focus on topical areas such as: women's history, the history of particular geographic areas, cultural history, ethnic group history, economic history, military history, and history from the ancient world to that of the U.S. in the 20th Century. The Department of History has an extensive master's program, offering degrees through the Standard Program, and the Public History Option. The Department of History also offers a joint Ph.D. in Public History in cooperation with the University of California, Santa Barbara. Applications for admission to the joint Ph.D. are available at the UC Santa Barbara Department of History.


 
Department of Humanities & Religious Studies
Phone: (916) 278-6444
Fax: (916) 278-7213
Email: humanities@csus.edu

The Department of Humanities & Religious Studies offers an integrated approach to the study of world cultures. In courses on Western European, Asian, and American cultures, students explore ideas, ideals and values as they are expressed in art, music, drama, history, literature, philosophy and religion. The Humanities concentration provides a strong interdisciplinary foundation while also allowing students the opportunity to focus their studies. The Religious Studies concentration is an in-depth comprehensive study of religious belief and practice on a global scale that surveys diverse interpretations of religious experience within and across cultural boundaries and examines religious institutions and sacred texts within an historical framework.


 
 
School of Music
Phone: (916) 278-5155
Fax: (916) 278-7217
Email: music@csus.edu

A fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1964, the School of Music at Sacramento State offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Master of Music degrees, as well as the teaching credential for the state of California.  Faculty and students come from across the country and around the world to teach and to study, and to open doors to a broad spectrum of artistic and intellectual pursuits.


 
Department of Philosophy
Phone: (916) 278-6424
Fax: (916) 278-5364
Email: philosophy@csus.edu

The Sacramento State Department of Philosophy offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in philosophy as well as a philosophy minor. Philosophy is an excellent vehicle for refining one's skills in critical reasoning and rational decision-making, making it a useful major for a wide variety of career goals. For instance, philosophy is good preparation for the study and practice of law. Philosophy majors who plan a career in teaching at the college or university level must commit themselves to a program of graduate study upon completion of the BA.


 
Department of Theatre & Dance
Phone: (916) 278-6368
Fax: (916) 278-5681
Email: theatre.dance@csus.edu

The Department of Theatre & Dance provides a broad and thorough foundation in the history, theory, literature and practice of theatre and dance to students who wish to pursue post-graduate studies or join the profession. The department offers an imaginative and ambitious program of historical and contextual studies supported by studio and production work. Our mission challenges our students to be independent thinkers. Our department provides a collaborative, artistic environment that reflects a richly complex and diverse global perspective complimented by national and international faculty and staff experience.

 
Department of World Languages & Literatures
Phone: (916) 278-6333
Fax: (916) 278-5502
Email: wll@csus.edu

The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Sacramento State offers undergraduate majors in Spanish and French. Our undergraduate programs are designed to provide students the opportunity to learn about languages, literatures, and cultures, to broaden cultural understanding, increase language proficiency, and enable them to communicate successfully both in a pluralistic American society and abroad.  The department also offers a Master of Arts in Spanish. The M.A. program in Spanish affords an opportunity for specialized work in Spanish linguistics, Peninsular and Latin American Literature, and in the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The program is of particular value to those who plan to teach Spanish at the secondary school level (or already do so) or in a community college, and to those who plan to continue working toward a doctorate in Spanish.

 

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