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.
Study abroad is widely recognized for the value it adds to an undergraduate education. Not only is it exciting to visit a new place, but studying abroad can also help students: gain new perspective on the world; increase their language skill; improve, learn, and refine decision-making and problem-solving skills; make new contacts and form lasting connections. Many different study abroad opportunities exist for students, including West Africa, China, Cuba, England, France, Hungary, India, Oaxaca, Spain, and Turkey. Learn more about study abroad opportunities offered through CAL...
During Spring 2013, a three-member faculty team facilitated a series of workshops to develop strategies for assessing General Education (GE) courses within the College of Arts and Letters (CAL). Workshop participants included more than twenty faculty members representing different departments/programs within CAL. At the conclusion of the workshop series, rubrics were developed that will be used by faculty to evaluate GE courses in our college. To lean more about the project and to read the executive summary, please visit the project page on our site.
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Ahmed Moalim is a Somali-American student revolutionizing cultural barriers. Originally coming from East Africa, he obtained an Associate of Science at San Diego City College, then transferred to San Diego State University aspiring towards an International Business degree with an emphasis in the Middle East and Arabic.
He will be traveling to the United Arab Emirates to study at American University in Dubai during the Spring 2014. This opportunity was granted upon him through the Clinton Foundation that advocates empowerment thought the power of creative collaboration.
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