Welcome to the Liberal Studies Department!
If you are on this page it is probably because you are seeking the best preparation for being a K-8 teacher, or because you are interested in our innovative, cutting-edge program in Border Studies.
We encourage you to explore our website and come meet our faculty. We are always happy to talk to students and discuss courses, programs, and career options.
Prof. Jule Gomez de Garcia (Liberal Studies) and Prof. Michael Hughes (Modern Language Studies) directed a group of CSUSM students in linguistic fieldwork in Guatemala. Linguists in Guatemala Story.
Prof. Jocelyn Ahlers works with Native California communities who are striving to document and revitalize their languages of heritage. Native California Communities Story.
Prof. Greig Guthey featured in San Diego Magazine: The Garden is His Classroom. Congratulations!
Prof. Vivienne Bennett's most recent co-edited book, Enduring Reform: Progressive Activism and Private Sector Responses in Latin America's Democracies has just been published (2015, University of Pittsburgh Press). Congratulations!