About Arts & Letters
The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences. Our programs explore 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. Our faculty are highly qualified, recognized experts in their disciplines, who make excellence in teaching, as well as research their priority.
A Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter and Against Anti-Blackness
SDSU’s College of Arts and Letters stands in solidarity with our Black communities. We denounce racism in any form and violence against Black people, and we stand firm in our belief that Black lives matter.
As a community of university faculty and staff, it is our duty to actively support
and advocate for solutions to systemic racism across our nation, the world, and our
We are proud to house the departments of Africana Studies, Chicana and Chicano Studies, American Indian Studies, and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies which, together with other departments and programs, help provide students with culturally relevant curricula, critical thinking skills, and accurate knowledge to critique white supremacy and promote social justice. Read more.
Ranked Top 10 in the U.S. and No. 1 in California
SDSU was named the #1 LGBTQ+ college for supporting students in California, and #8 in the U.S.
Summer 2020 Courses
Summer session courses offered through the College of Arts & Letters (CAL) can help you get ahead in your coursework and stay connected.
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A compendium of information about the College of Arts & Letters showcasing exceptional
faculty, inspirational students and alumni, and compassionate donors who have contributed
to the success of the college this year. Learn more about the people who make CAL
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