San Diego State University College of Arts & Letters

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The newly constructed Arts & Letters building opened on August 28, 2006

The San Diego State University College of Arts & Letters provides liberal arts education at SDSU. Its programs in the humanities and social sciences are offered through nineteen 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. With 300 permanent faculty and many associated lecturers, this is the largest of the seven colleges, and is responsible for over one-third of the instruction at SDSU. Because the college occupies an important role in general education, virtually all SDSU students take courses offered here.



Degree programs[edit]

The College of Arts & Letters includes several degree programs housed in 19 academic departments:

  • Africana Studies
  • American Indian Studies
  • Anthropology[1]
  • Asian and Pacific Studies
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Classics
  • Comparative International Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Economics
  • English
  • European Studies
  • French
  • Geography[2]
  • German
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Business
  • International Security and Conflict Resolution
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Modern Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric & Writing Studies
  • Russian
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sustainability[3]
  • Urban Studies
  • Women's Studies - The first Women's Studies Program in the United States.[4]

Special programs[edit]

  • Institute for International Security and Conflict Resolution (ISCOR)

Institutes and research centers[edit]

Special facilities[edit]


Academic journal
  • SDSU Occasional Archaeological Paper series[6]
  • Poetry Internationalliterary magazine published annually by San Diego State University Press that was established in 1997. The journal has since its 4th issue included a section focusing on poetry in translation from one nation.


  1. ^ "Home :: Department of Anthropology @SDSU". 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  2. ^ "Front Page — SDSU Department of Geography". Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  3. ^ "Sustainability Major - San Diego State University". Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  4. ^ SDSU Women's Studies Department Archived 2014-09-18 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "CICS". Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  6. ^ "The SOAP: The San Diego State University Occasional Archaeology Papers". Retrieved 2016-02-20.

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