Humanities Department

BA - Humanities, Concentration in European Studies

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements44
Core Lower Division General Education27
Of the 39 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Other courses do meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentM73
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IIM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. HistoryM123
HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentM113
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
HUM 100W. Writing in the HumanitiesZ3
Preparation for the Major6-24
Complete one sequence from:
Humanities Sequence (all four courses must be taken). This series also meets the American Institutions requirement in full. See Advisor.
HUM 001A. Honors - World Cultures and SocietiesM86
HUM 001B. Honors - World Cultures and SocietiesM106
HUM 002A. Modern World Cultures - HonorsM36
HUM 002B. Modern World Cultures - HonorsM16
Composition Sequence
ENGL 001A. First Year WritingA23
ENGL 002. Critical Thinking and WritingA33
or equivalent.
Requirements of the Major43
Core Courses10
HUM 085. Introduction to Liberal Education1
HUM 101. Human Life: Let's Think About It3
HUM 160. Seminar in Special Topics3
HUM 190. Senior Seminar in Humanities3
Major Courses21
Comparative Courses6
Complete two courses from:
AMS 129. How the World sees the United States3
AMS 159. Nature and World CulturesV3
CA 173. Thinking About Contemporary World ArtsV3
HUM 119A. Interdisciplinary Studies of Antiquity3
RELS 124. Literature and Religious Experience3
RELS 130. Psychology and Religious Experience3
RELS 131. Gender, Sexuality, and Religion3
Concentration Requirements15
HUM 119A. Interdisciplinary Studies of Antiquity3
HUM 119B. Interdisciplinary Studies of the Middle Ages3
HUM 120A. Interdisciplinary Studies of the Renaissance and Baroque Eras3
HUM 120B. Interdisciplinary Studies of the Enlightenment and Romantic Eras3
HUM 128. Perspectives on the Twentieth Century: The West in a Global ContextV3
Major Electives12
One course from each of the following areas:
Values and Ideas
HIST 124. Early Modern Europe4
HIST 142. History of Science, Medicine and Technology in the Modern World3
PHIL 106. Philosophy of Art3
PHIL 107. Philosophy and Literature3
PHIL 108. Political and Social Philosophy3
RELS 151. Catholic and Protestant Traditions3
RELS 153. Jewish Cultures3
The Arts
ARTH 185. Art of the Classical World3
ARTH 185A. Greek Art3
ARTH 185B. Roman/Etruscan Art3
ARTH 186A. Medieval Art from Fourth to Eleventh Centuries3
ARTH 186B. Medieval Art from Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries3
ARTH 187A. Art of the Italian Renaissance, Fifteenth Century3
ARTH 187B. Art of the Italian Renaissance, Sixteenth Century3
ARTH 187C. The Art of Renaissance Venice3
ARTH 188A. Northern Renaissance Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries3
ARTH 188B. Northern Renaissance, Sixteenth Century3
ARTH 189A. Baroque Art and Architecture in Italy and France3
ARTH 189B. Northern Baroque Art and Architecture3
ARTH 190A. Art of the Nineteenth Century3
CA 172. The Arts in U.S. SocietyS3
MUSC 110. Baroque and Classical Music History3
MUSC 111. Romantic and Modern Music History3
TA 120. Theatre History3
TA 121. Topics in Performance History3
TA 127. Contemporary TheatreV3
ENGL 118. Modern European Fiction3
ENGL 121. Introduction to Comparative Literature3
ENGL 125. European Literature: Homer through Dante3
ENGL 144. Shakespeare I3
ENGL 153. Studies in the British Novel Before 19003
FREN 120A. French Literature from the Middle Ages to 16003
FREN 120B. French Literature of the Seventeenth through the Eighteenth Centuries3
FREN 140A. French Literature of the Nineteenth Century3
FREN 140B. French Literature 20th-21st Centuries3
ITAL 101A. Advanced Italian4
ITAL 101B. Advanced Italian4
ITAL 102. Italian Culture3
SPAN 120A. Spanish Literature3
SPAN 120B. Spanish Literature3
SPAN 140A. Spanish American Literature3
SPAN 140B. Spanish American Literature3
Politics and Society
ENGL 182. Women in Literature3
HIST 115. Ancient Near East3
HIST 116. History of Greece3
HIST 117. History of Rome3
HIST 121A. Medieval Worlds, 400-10004
HIST 121B. Medieval Worlds, 1000-15004
HIST 122. The Renaissance and Reformation4
HIST 143. Europe, 1750-19004
HIST 144. Europe, 1900-19454
POLS 160A. Classical Political Thought3
POLS 160B. Modern Political Thought3
University Electives9-27
A minor is strongly recommended

Total Units:120