Civic and Professional Leadership Institute

Civic and Professional Leadership Institute

The CPLI is an exciting, integrated, four-course program dedicated to leadership through effective communication and is linked to UCSB’s Public Speaking Initiative.

American Indian and Indigenous Studies

American Indian and Indigenous Studies

The American Indian and Indigenous Studies Minor provides students an understanding of the ideas, practices, experiences, and issues confronting native peoples of North and South America through the study of their histories, environment, cultures, languages, politics, and economies.

Art, Design & Architecture Museum

Art, Design & Architecture Museum

The Art, Design & Architecture Museum both a teaching museum, committed to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy, and a resource for the wider Santa Barbara community.

English for Multilingual Students

English for Multilingual Students

The English for Multilingual Students Program offers courses for undergraduate and international graduate students for whom English is not the first language.

 

Art

Art

The Department of Art offers a dynamic and challenging learning environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary research as well as artistic production.

 

Classics

Classics

The Department of Classics explores all aspects of Greek and Roman culture -- the fountainhead of the Western experience.

Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature

The Department of Comparative Literature takes a global approach to the study of literature, crossing national and cultural boundaries -- from ancient to modern times.

 

East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies is dedicated to the study of the civilizations of China, Japan, and Korea in all their richness and diversity.

English

English

The Department of English offers a curriculum that traverses historical eras and global boundaries to explore various literatures and critical approaches to them.

Film and Media Studies

Film and Media Studies

The Department of Film and Media Studies is the place for those with a passion for the large screen and the small screen.

 

French and Italian

French and Italian

The study of French or Italian is an intellectual adventure that leads to the core of Western civilization.

 

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Germanic and Slavic Studies

“As many languages as one speaks, as many times one is a human being.”  ~German Philosopher Franz Rosenzweig

Public History Program

Public History Program

UC Santa Barbara defined Public History as a profession in 1976, with a Rockefeller Foundation grant to train historians for public and private sector careers beyond conventional academic employment.

 

History

History

History teaches a way of thinking, a way of questioning, and a way of wondering about the world -- because the past is never really fixed.

History of Art and Architecture

History of Art and Architecture

The Department of History of Art and Architecture stresses global perspectives and intercultural exchanges, augmenting its long-established strengths in European and Non-Western creative traditions.

Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies

Our Jewish Studies program is particularly strong in the study of Judaism, including the languages and literatures of the Jewish people, Holocaust, trauma and memory studies, and 20th-century Jewish critical thought.

Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary program that explores the many cultures of the European and Middle Eastern Middle Ages from the viewpoints of history, literature, religious studies, drama, art, and music.

Public Speaking Initiative

Public Speaking Initiative

The Public Speaking Initiative is designed to foster creative collaboration in civic as much as civil dialogue, and offers courses in effective public speaking to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that offers students an opportunity to study one of the most exciting periods of Western European history, that time when the structures of art, literature, music, religion, and political life underwent profound change.

Latin American and Iberian Studies

Latin American and Iberian Studies

The Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies examines the people and cultures of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries throughout the world.