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College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Understanding the World, Improving Your Community

The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS) offers an exciting variety of degrees and programs that make up the core of a liberal arts education at CSUSM. Students in CHABSS courses master skills and technologies essential for professional success in a 21st century interdependent global society.

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Suzanna Krivulskaya
The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) honors Dr. Suzanna Krivulskaya with the 2019-20 LGBTQ Religious History Award.


CSUSM Theatre Arts Presents Dream Hou$e, February 26-29

DREAM HOU$E follows two Latinx sisters on an HGTV-style show who are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in their “changing neighborhood.” As they perform for the camera the show slips into the surreal: one sister grapples with turmoil in the family’s ancestral past and the other learns how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the family’s future. A play exploring the cultural cost of progress in America.

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Dream House Threatre Production


CSUniverse has released a new video edition that features CSUSM's Professor and Chair of Art, Media, & Design, Judit Hersko. Watch the video to see Professor Hersko discuss how she prepares her students for success.

Thumbnail: Congressional Internship Solidifies Career Aspirations
February 21, 2020
Lauren Loeb has been interested in political science ever since visiting Washington, D.C., for the first time as an eighth grader.
Thumbnail: Zombies, Vampires and Witches as a New Kind of Hero
February 19, 2020
Cal State San Marcos professor Natalie Wilson wants us to look at zombies, vampires and witches as warriors for social justice.
Global Commitment Committee
Most students come to college to open their minds to different ideas, people, values, and experiences with the desire to one day make a change in the world or to just understand the world better.

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