College of Humanities & Arts

photo: fountain between Central Classroom Building and Old Cafeteria Building on El Paseo de Ceasar Chavez

Mission

The College of Humanities and the Arts seeks to instill in its students an understanding of the human existence that is both tolerant and moral and to nurture an appreciation of human creativity. Through its academic programs and professional schools, the College offers students the opportunity to pursue a wide variety of paths to knowledge and careers by providing specialized study leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees in arts and humanities fields. The College also contributes to the education of all San José State University students by providing a major share of the General Education curriculum.

The College of Humanities and the Arts is the primary provider of enrichment activities (theatrical and dance performances, concerts, lectures, and art exhibitions) for the entire student body, faculty, and staff of the University as well as the Silicon Valley metropolitan region.

To see program student learning objectives, assessment schedules, assessment reports, and program planning documents, please visit the individual program sites below:

Programs