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CHABSS Stands With You 

CHABSS Stands With YouOur communities have been feeling the anxiety and frustration of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for months. Now the nation is reminded once again of the national shame that our communities of color live with– the inescapable injustice, inequality, and violence that so many experience every day.

Our Black colleagues and students did not need this reminder. They live with this particular fear and anxiety every day. We must acknowledge their reality and participate in the structural change that must occur for real societal improvement to take place. Care and compassion are important, but it is more than that. Our active participation in change is required.

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The Problem with Whiteness
CSUSM communication professor Dreama Moon insists that she’s not the foremost campus authority on racism and white supremacy. After teaching CSUSM students about the subjects for more than two decades, however, Moon has many thoughts about whiteness and its harmful effects as a social construct.

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.

Let CHABSS help you Understand the World and Improve Your Community. 

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Nasdira Romero
CHABSS Dean's Outstanding Student

Marissa and Makenzie
CHABSS Community Champions

Jessica Garcia
CHABSS Champion for Scholarship and Creative Works

Juan Duran
CHABSS Champion for Inclusive Excellence

Congratulations to all CHABSS Dean's Award Winners. Read more about their accomplishments.



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: Ask the Expert: Racial Profiling and Police Reform
July 6, 2020
Karen Glover has been a sociology professor at Cal State San Marcos for 13 years, but perhaps never has her area of expertise been as vitally...
Thumbnail: Alumnus Thrives in Second Career as Novelist
July 6, 2020
Neal Griffin doesn’t remember exactly when he first sat down to start writing, just that it was something his wife encouraged him to tr...

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