Seven-Course Breadth: Arts and Literature

What is Arts and Literature Breadth?

The Arts and Literature breadth requirement is intended to provide students with knowledge and appreciation of the creative arts. Courses meeting this requirement involve significant engagement with arts, literature or language, either through critical study of works of art or through the creation of art. 

Course Options at Berkeley to Fulfill Arts and Literature Breadth

Below are the current lists of Berkeley course options that are approved to fulfill Arts and Literature. Please review the list that inculdes the term you plan to complete this breadth requirement. 

Eligible courses for Arts and Literature Breadth for Spring and Summer 2018. To find out which courses are offered, use the Class Schedule.

Arts and Literature Course Options for fall 2017 (Please note: VISSTD 185X has been removed from this list. This course no longer fulfills Arts and Literature Breadth.)

Arts and Literature Course Options for fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017*

Breadth courses approved for Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF) participants are listed on the FPF website.   

*Please note that prior to spring 2017 the following departments had blanket approval for most of their courses for Arts and Literature breadth: Art Practice, History of Art, Comparative Literature, English, Film, and Theatre and Dance Performance Studies. Beginning in spring 2017, these departments  NO LONGER have blanket approval. Be sure to review the Arts and Literature Course Options lists to confirm completion of this breadth area.

LOOKING FOR AN ARTS AND LITERATURE BREADTH LIST PRIOR TO FALL 2016? Please see the main page for Seven-Course Breadth.