Message from the Dean

The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences fosters critical thinking, creative expression, and intellectual curiosity. In classrooms, laboratories, studios, and on stage, students are prepared for a variety of careers, and they are equipped to prosper in an unpredictable future. I am proud to lead this Division as interim Dean, and I am dedicated to the belief that the programs offered in the Humanities and Social Sciences are the best preparation for the fierce urgency of the contemporary world.

Our division includes nine departments: English, History, Media Culture, Performing and Creative Arts, Philosophy, Political Science and Global Affairs, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, and World Languages and Literatures. The division also includes the major in Science, Letters, and Society; Interdisciplinary majors and minors in African and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, International Studies; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; as well as minors in Disability Studies, East Asian Studies, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders.   In total, the academic departments and ten interdisciplinary programs provide a rich curriculum to all 14,000 students enrolled at CSI through general education, baccalaureate majors, minors, associate, certificate and graduate programs.

Our faculty has been recognized at the highest levels, including a Presidential Early Career Award, a Pulitzer Prize, Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, National Science Foundation grants, book prizes, invited exhibitions and compositional commissions. Faculty brings innovative pedagogy, cutting-edge scholarship and dedication to their teaching, transforming the minds and lives of our students.

I welcome you to the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. Explore our course offerings, the expertise of our faculty, and our outstanding facilities.