Message from the Dean

At the heart of a great college are the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. 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.

Students’ hopes and dreams are realized through their exposure to our world-renowned faculty, in the classroom, laboratory, practice room, stage, and studio. Classroom learning is augmented by a wide array of internships, fieldwork, study abroad programs, and undergraduate research opportunities.

The scholarship of our faculty has been recognized through the awarding of 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.

Nan M. Sussman, Ph.D.
Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor, Psychology