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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 Linguistics

The Master’s degree in linguistics is an interdisciplinary program that provides broad educational opportunities through two specializations: General Linguistics, for those who plan to work in a language-related field and TESOL/Applied Linguistics, for students intending to teach or design curriculum for ESL/EFL/ELD classrooms.

Major in Philosophy

The philosophy student explores and seeks to understand values and the nature of reality. The philosophy curriculum at SDSU emphasizes the historical approach. The aim is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the development of philosophy so that they are well prepared to participate in the discussion of contemporary issues.

Digital Humanities Initiative

“Digital Humanities” describes efforts to study digital technologies and culture, employ computational practices in research and teaching, and reflect upon the impact of the digital. The Digital Humanities Initiative at SDSU seeks to promote such critical engagement by providing a hub for strategic innovation and collaboration across campus.

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