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The Liberal Arts explore the dynamics of human experience, personal identity, cultural and cross-cultural expressions and practices, history and pre-history, literatures, languages, religions, gender, ethnicity, class and race, social and political actions, and philosophical understandings of human life and existence.

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, designed to help students gain competencies required for professional life, life-long learning, and citizenship in a global community.

Study Abroad in Shanghai

Learn about Chinese history, culture and business practices in an exciting three-week summer program taught in English by SDSU professors and scholars from China. The program in Shanghai is jointly sponsored by the new Chinese Studies and Language Program in Asian Studies, the Confucius Institute and the College of Extended Studies at SDSU.

Major in Rhetoric & Writing Studies

The new Rhetoric and Writing Studies major aims to produce sophisticated writers and interpreters of texts whose analytical, communicative, and persuasive abilities will meet the demands of almost every twenty-first century profession, including business, law, marketing and advertising, politics, science, education, professional writing and more.

Graduate Program in Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Sociology. Students who earn an M.A. in this program may go on to pursue a doctorate in Sociology at other universities or, more directly, into research, teaching, social services, or administrative positions.

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