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College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS)

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

William Folkestad, Dean
GCB 310 D

Trisha Pocius
Assistant to the Dean
GCB 310 E

Carol Langer
Assistant Dean
GCB 310 F

CHASS offers major programs of study in Art, English, Foreign Languages, History, Mass Communications, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Social Work, and Sociology, along with minors in other disciplines. CHASS provides hands-on opportunities for students to be actively involved in their field before completing their degree. The Colleges at CSU-Pueblo offer curricula that allow students the chance to gain the kind of experience and expertise necessary to be recognized by future employers and graduate programs.

CHASS Programs

Please take a look at the CHASS academic programs page for links to all the CHASS departments and programs of study.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Mission

The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is to help students develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic awareness, and ethical perspectives, to provide them with the tools and expertise necessary to function as responsible citizens and professionals and to engage in intellectual and artistic pursuits.

In accordance with this, faculty members are committed to high quality teaching, theoretical and applied research, scholarship, creativity, to effective service to the university, the profession, and the region, and to innovative use of technology in these endeavors. The college strives to be a community of learners, teachers, and scholars responsive to the challenge of a diverse society, a vulnerable environment, and an increasingly technological and interdependent world.

Recent News

Professor McGettigan's Newly Published Book

McGettigan Book Cover

Professor Tim McGettigan has co-authored a book with Earl Smith that will be released December 16, 2015. McGettigan and Smith make the unprecedented argument that racism is a remediable form of suggestion-induced sadism. Smith and McGettigan explain in plain terms how societies like the USA construct racism, and they also explain how societies can dismantle and eradicate racism. For additional information visit The Palgrave page on his book.

Dr. Alan Mills conducting the Philharmonic Winds, Singapore Wind Symphony and West Winds orchestras.

Alan Mills conducting Philharmonic Winds
Courtesy of and Dr. Chang Tou Liang, “Delightful sounds from young and old,” December 02, 2015, The Straits Times, Singapore.

Dr. Alan Mills, CSU-Pueblo Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music, guest conducting at the Arts House, Singapore November 24, 2015.

Alan Mills guest conducting  

Invitation to the White House

Dr. Karen Yescavage at the White House Dr. Karen Yescavage, associate professor of psychology at CSU-Pueblo, was invited to the White House for a policy briefing regarding the bisexual community on September 21, 2015. Her co-authored article: Ann E. Tweedy and Karen Yescavage (2015). Employment Discrimination Against Bisexuals: An Empirical Study, William & Mary Journal Women and the Law, 21, 699, provided an empirical foundation for one of the six policy recommendation documents generated for the White House administration.

CSU-Pueblo Ballet Folklorico students

CSU-Pueblo Ballet Folklorico studentsCSU-Pueblo Ballet Folklorico students, Marisa Beltrán, Raquel Fuentes, Alejandra Gutiérrez, Alyssa Rizo, Melissa Ramos, Rosa Ramos, Taciana Torrez, Rogelio Arreguín-Mancera, Joseph Gutiérrez, Mario Ruiz, and Francisco Soto under the direction of Ms. Iskra Merino and Dr. Dora Luz Cobian-Klein, competed against more than 500 dancers from twenty-seven dance groups from the United States and Mexico to win first and second place in the University Group Division of the Competencia Folklórica de Tejas. They participated with two entries: Veracruz Antigüo (1st place), and Nuevo León (2nd place). CSU-Pueblo Ballet Folklorico was also represented in the duet category by Melissa Ramos and Francisco Soto, and Marisa Beltrán and Joseph Gutiérrez, where they won 2nd and 3rd place respectively. In addition to the regular divisions CSU-Pueblo Ballet Folklorico won “The Best of the Best” trophy, an award given to the group with the highest scores in the University division. Hosted at Del Mar College and Performance Hall, Corpus Christy, Texas, the competition was sponsored by the prestigious Association of National Folkloric Groups.