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Department of Humanities & Religious Studies College of Arts & Letters

About Humanities & Religious Studies

Academic Programs

The Department of Humanities and Religious Studies offers an integrated approach to the study of world cultures across history. In our courses, students undertake an interdisciplinary study of core ideas, ideals, and values.

Religious Studies focuses on the beliefs and practices of the world’s religions and their relationship to history and culture.

The study of the Humanities can be a profoundly personal experience, yet students acquire the concrete analytical, research, writing, and organizational skills essential to their professional careers.

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Important Operations Information

The Department of Humanities and Religious Studies will be returning to campus effective Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

For the Fall 2022 semester the location of the Humanities department office is located in MND 2011. The office hours are 8am-5pm Monday - Friday. The best way to reach is by email. We will be checking our email regularly, so please continue to reach out to us with your questions. Our main office email account is Any email sent there will be directed to the appropriate individual.

Humanities Masters Program

The Master of Arts in Humanities at California State University, Sacramento offers a course of study that aims to challenge students to cross-cultural and disciplinary lines and encourages them to acquire a breadth and depth of knowledge that enables them to pursue a rigorous line of intellectual inquiry that is both informative and innovative. Faculty, staff, and students are committed to fostering a collaborative and vibrant community of scholars that enhances the graduate school experience and enriches both the local and intellectual community at large.

Graduate Program Contacts

Dr. Joel Dubois, Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Harvey Stark, Department Chair

We Are Committed to Diversity

We live and work on the tribal and cultural lands and adjacent waterways of Sacramento’s Indigenous People and acknowledge the Nisenan, the Southern Maidu, the Valley and Plains Miwok/Me-Wuk, and the Patwin Wintun peoples as the original and continuous stewards of these places.

We respect the diversity of this department, of the College, of the University, and of the wider community and seek the formation of a truly inclusive and anti-racist environment. As a result, we commit to reflection both as individuals and as a department regarding our classroom spaces, our teaching practices, our curriculum, and our communication with these communities.

Humanities Resources

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Lecturer Opportunities

HRS Scholarship Opportunities

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Campus Services

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HRS Faculty Office Hours are located under the Meet Us button.
HRS staff available M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Email

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-6444

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