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We are home to the humanities and the social sciences at SDSU.

 

Advising and Orientation Information for CAL Majors 2021-2022

Africana Studies Website

Orientation Video

https://youtu.be/OSDiN9MT93k

Virtual Session(s)

All Students

  • Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 PM

Please contact for an appointment
Dr. Adisa Alkebulan, Department Chair and Advisor
[email protected]

Anthropology Website


Materials for orientation may be found at: https://anthropology.sdsu.edu/major

Asian Studies Website


Virtual Session(s)

Please contact for an appointment
Dr. Jocelyn Killmer, Interim Program Director and Advisor
[email protected]

Chicana & Chicano Studies Website


Orientation Video

https://youtu.be/Ybr8KuJy8sU

Virtual Session(s)

CCS "Meet and Greet" for First Year and Transfer Students
Friday, August 20 at 11:00 AM https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/81408825552

Dr. Maria Ibarra, Department Chair and Advisor
[email protected]

Classics Website


Virtual Session(s)

Please contact for an appointment
Dr. Joseph Smith, Program Advisor
[email protected]

Comparative International Studies Website


Virtual Session(s)

First Year Students

  • Monday, July 19 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/98252968099

Please contact for an appointment if you can't make the session
Dr. Zamira Abman, Program Director and Advisor
[email protected]

Economics Website

Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

  • Tuesday, July 13 at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 15 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 27 at 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 28 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/my/deborahgordon

Transfer Students

  • Friday, July 30 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, August 2 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 3 at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 6 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/my/deborahgordon

Dr. Deborah Gordon, Student Success Advisor
[email protected]

English & Comparative Literature Website

Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

  • Tuesday, July 13 at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 15 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 20 at 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 24 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, July 26 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 27, at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/5319839280

Transfer Students

  • Friday, July 30 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, August 2 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 3 at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 6, at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, August 9 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/8257321736

Dr. Clare Colquitt, Advisor
[email protected]

 

French Website


Virtual Session(s)

Please contact for an appointment
Dr. Anne Donadey, Program Director and Advisor
[email protected]

Geography Website

Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

  • Tuesday, July 20 at 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 28 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/my/mollycostello

Handout for First-Year Students

Transfer Students

  • Friday, July 30 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, August 2 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/my/mollycostello

Handout for Transfer Students

Dr. Molly Costello, Advisor
[email protected]

German Website


Virtual Session(s)

Please contact for an appointment
Dr. Mat Schulze, Interim Program Director and Advisor
[email protected]

History Website

Virtual Session(s)

All Students

  • Tuesday, July 13 at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 15 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 20 at 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 24 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, July 26 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 27 at 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 28 at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, July 30 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, August 2 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 3 at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 6 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, August 9 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/4201991212

Dr. Ed Beasley, Department Chair and Advisor
[email protected]

Humanities Website


Virtual Session(s)

Please contact for an appointment
Dr. Joseph Smith
[email protected]

International Business Website

Virtual Session(s)

All Students

  • Tuesday, July 13 at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 15 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 20 at 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 24 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, July 26 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 27 at 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 28 at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, July 30 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, August 2 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 3 at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 6 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, August 9 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/87514837224

David To, Advisor
[email protected]

International Security & Conflict Resolution Website

Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

  • Tuesday, July 13 at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 15 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 20 at 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 24 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, July 26 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 27 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/2748850013

Transfer Students

  • Friday, July 30 at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 6 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/89521358422

Dr. Jonathan Graubart, Program Advisor
[email protected]

Islamic and Arabic Studies Website

Virtual Session(s)

Please contact for an appointment
Dr. Hisham Foad, Advisor
[email protected]

Japanese Website

Virtual Session(s)

All Students

  • Monday July 19 at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, July 30 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/7543994456
Passcode: Lucky

Dr. Ryu Kitajima, Advisor
[email protected]

Language, Culture, and Society Website

Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

  • Tuesday, July 20 at  at 12:30 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/3720988956

Transfer Students

  • Monday, August 2 at 12:30 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/3720988956

Dr. Betty Samraj, Department Chair
[email protected]

Latin American Studies Website


Virtual Session(s)

Please contact for an appointment
Dr. David Carruthers, Program Advisor
[email protected]

LGBTQ+ Studies Website


Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

  • Monday, July 19 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 20 at 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 24 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/86058186454

Transfer Students

  • Monday, August 2 at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 5 at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 6 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/86058186454

Dr. Esther Rothblum, Program Director & Advisor
[email protected]

Linguistics Website

Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

  • Monday July 19 at 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 28 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/3720988956

Transfer Students

  • Friday, July 30 at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 5 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/3720988956

Dr. Betty Samraj, Department Chair
[email protected]

Jewish Studies Website


Virtual Session(s)

Please contact for an appointment
Dr. Risa Levitt, Program Director and Advisor
[email protected]

Philosophy Website

Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

Dr. Robert Francescotti, Advisor
[email protected]

Political Science Website

Required Orientation Videos

First-Year Students: https://youtu.be/H6bqdRyDlwk

Transfer Students: https://youtu.be/bcPHlCIY1FU


Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

Dr. Kim Twist, Advisor
[email protected]

Rhetoric and Writing Studies Website


Virtual Session(s)

Please contact for an appointment
Dr. Glen McClish, Department Chair
[email protected]

Russian Studies Website

Dr. Daria Shembel, Program Director and Advisor
[email protected]

Social Science Website


Virtual Session(s)

All Students

  • Monday, July 19 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 20 at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 5 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/83670196491?pwd=VUV2KzNXcUpZQ2lNRDBaU3cvR1h3dz09
Passcode: New

Advising by Appointment

  • Monday, July 26, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 27, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Friday, August 6, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please schedule an individual appointment by clicking here

Dr. Brian Adams, Advisor
[email protected]

Sociology Website

Virtual Session(s)

All Students

  • Tuesday, July 20 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 27 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 3 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/my/audreybeck

Please review the following registration guidance: https://sociology.sdsu.edu/undergraduate/advising

Dr. Audrey Beck, Advisor
[email protected]

Spanish Website

Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

  • Friday, July 23 at 10:00 AM

https://sdsu.zoom.us/j/88464529707

Transfer Students

  • Tuesday, August 3 at 10:00 AM
  • Friday, August 6 at 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, August 11 at 10:00 AM

https://sdsu.zoom.us/j/88464529707

Dr. Alfredo UrzĂșa
[email protected]

Study of Religion Website

Virtual Session(s)

Please contact for an appointment
Dr. Drew Thomases, Advisor
[email protected]

Sustainability Website


Orientation Video

https://youtu.be/iLRGHT2i79s

Dr. David Carruthers, Program Advisor
[email protected]

Urban Studies Website

Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

  • Monday, July 19 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 20 at 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 28 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/my/stuartaitken

Transfer Students

  • Friday, July 30 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, August 2 at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 5 at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 6 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/my/stuartaitken

Dr. Stuart Aitken, Interim Advisor
[email protected]

Women's Studies Website


Virtual Session(s)

First-Year Students

  • Monday, July 19 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 20 at 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 24 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/86058186454

Transfer Students

  • Monday, August 2 at 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 5 at 12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 6 at 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 12:00 PM

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/86058186454

Dr. Esther Rothblum, Interim Department Chair
[email protected]

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