The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is at the very heart of liberal arts education at San Diego State University. Its programs in the humanities and social sciences are offered through 18 academic departments and a number of interdisciplinary programs, each of which is designed to help students understand their role in society and to develop aesthetic sensibilities.
The College's highly educated, professionally active faculty seek to give students an awareness of the development of present knowledge and how to generate new knowledge. Also, in line with the University's goal of becoming an international institution, the College encourages its students to become active citizens who participate in a multi-cultural world through CAL's many study abroad programs.
The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan has awarded Amy Sara Carroll the 2013 Bredvold Prize for excellence in scholarly or creative publication for her book of poetry, art, and theory: Secession. This award recognizes a junior faculty member who has produced a work of significant distinction. The book is published by SDSU Press and its imprint, Hyperbole Books. The book was designed by Literature Professor, William Nericcio. Learn more about the book Secession, by visiting the book's website.
Ambassador Suleymanov Speaks at SDSU
His excellency, Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States, was invited to speak at the Ambassador Charles Hostler Lecture Series on World Affairs on April 22, 2013. This lecture series, which has been held each year since 1942, features important scholars and government officials from all over the world to speak on major national, regional, and global issues and recommendations for dialogues and peaceful solutions. Read the full story and view photos on the Charles W. Hostler Institute on World Affairs website.
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Claudia Angelelli is a Professor of Spanish Linguistics at San Diego State University where she teaches courses on Applied Linguistics including Research Methods, Bilingualism, Testing, Acquisition of Spanish, English-Spanish Translation & Interpreting theory and practice, and Spanish Discourse Analysis.