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College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Your Professors Are Your Best Resource
Finding your way in college can be daunting and a little scary. There's so much to know - not just in regards to your studies, but figuring out what campus resources are available to help you succeed. One resource that many students overlook is their professors. Who better to help navigate academia than an academic? Get to know them. Here's why...

 
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. The College provides a supportive learning atmosphere with rich opportunities for close interaction and collaboration with peers, faculty, and community partners. CHABSS graduates are well prepared to enter the world of work in a variety of careers or to pursue post-baccalaureate study leading to advanced academic and professional degrees. Come explore with us.
 

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Dr. Sepinwall talking with students

Your Professors Are Your Best Resource... Get to Know Them

Finding your way in college can be daunting and a little scary. There's so much to know - not just in regards to your studies, but figuring out what campus resources are available to help you succeed. One resource that many students overlook is their professors. Who better to help navigate academia than an academic? Get to know them. Here's why...

 
Martin Leyva and Maria Valdivia

Collective Effort Makes Project Rebound a Reality

By Eric Breier

Xuan Santos has long advocated for increased representation at Cal State San Marcos of students who are formerly incarcerated or system impacted.

As Santos, an associate professor of sociology, was completing his tenure process two years ago, he began looking at ways to provide more support on campus. At the top of his wish list was bringing Project Rebound, a program that supports students transitioning out of prison, to CSUSM.

 
 Food Garden, Environmental Studies

Garden Aims to Help Address Student Food Insecurity

By Eric Breier

Greig Guthey still remembers the first environmental studies classes he taught at Cal State San Marcos. Students gathered on the third floor of Academic Hall in a room that had one small window that didn’t open.

“You’re teaching about the food system and talking about food, but you’re in this room with no connection to the outside,” said Guthey, the coordinator for CSUSM’s environmental studies program.

Knowing the importance of being outdoors to develop connections with the ecology, Guthey worked with his students to establish a sustainable food project garden. What began as a small pilot project in 2012 has grown to serve more than 100 students who take classes taught by Guthey and fellow environmental studies professor Gabriel Valle in the garden each year.

 
Kristian Nairn, a longtime Irish DJ who's best known for playing Hodor on "Game of Thrones,"

Authors, 'Game of Thrones' Actor Highlight Arts & Lectures Series

Arts & Lectures, a longstanding event series at Cal State San Marcos, will present a packed fall lineup that features multiple book authors and the actor who played Hodor on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."

This season boasts a diverse selection of nine events as the university hosts renowned guest speakers and performances. Attendees can purchase or reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website beginning Aug. 26.