Dean's Welcome

Welcome to Humboldt State University and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. If this is the first time you have visited our web site, you will find important information about our programs, majors, departments and our outstanding faculty. Whether you are taking GE classes, become a major or minor in one of our departments or simply take classes that interest you, you will be part of a community of outstanding artists and scholars who are dedicated to providing the highest quality academic programs you will find in higher education. I constantly marvel at the amazing work the faculty do in their scholarship and creative activity. You will also find an experienced staff that is always willing and able to assist you.

There are many opportunities for students both in and out of the traditional classroom. You can work in our small metals and jewelry lab, create prints and sculptures, engage in a community research project, spend a weekend visiting a Buddhist monastery, study in Tibet, Morocco or Mexico, play or sing in one of our music ensembles, work on the Lumberjack Newspaper, make a map in our cartography lab and do forensic research in Anthropology. If you want to learn a new language, there are classes in Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish. You can dance, act, make a film, create a news broadcast for television or radio, sing a song and compose and record one, write a story and analyze the great literature. You will learn about yourself while you learn about other cultures--and this is just a partial list of what is available. Our programs prepare you to lead a successful and meaningful life in today's highly diverse and complex global community.

I hope you will take some time to surf through our department web sites and discover all that is available to you in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Please feel free to contact me at or make an appointment to come and talk by contacting the CAHSS College Office in Gist Hall 210 or by phone at 707-826-4491.

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