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The Liberal Arts explores the dynamics of human experiences, personal identities, cultural and cross-cultural expressions and practices, and philosophical beliefs regarding human life and existence. As a community of learners, students deepen their understanding of history and prehistory, literatures, languages, religions, gender, ethnicity, class and race, and social and political actions.

Central to liberal arts education at San Diego State University, the College of Arts and Letters offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences through 18 academic departments and through interdisciplinary programs. The courses are designed to help students gain competencies required for professional life, lifelong learning, and citizenship in a global community.

Graduate Program in Chicana/o Studies

The Master of Arts in Chicana and Chicano Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Mexican origin and other Latino/a communities in the U.S. and on the U.S.-Mexican borderlands, especially in relation to culture, labor, health, immigration, gender, sexuality, and human rights.

Major in International Security and Conflict Resolution

The International Security and Conflict Resolution (ISCOR) major is an innovative and comprehensive program designed to provide students with a sophisticated understanding of the political, moral, socio-economic, and cultural dimensions to global conflict.

SDSU Press

Founded in 1959, SDSU Press is the is the oldest university press in the California State University system. Part of its mission is to make an impact in three specific research areas: Latin American cultural studies, cutting-edge American and European art and Mexican-American border studies.

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