CHASS offers major programs of study in
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.
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.
Professor McGettigan's Newly Published Book
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.
Courtesy of and Dr. Chang Tou Liang, “Delightful sounds from young and old,” December 02, 2015, The Straits Times,
Dr. Alan Mills, CSU-Pueblo Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music, guest conducting at the Arts House,
Singapore November 24, 2015.
Invitation to 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,
http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/wmjowl/vol21/iss3/5 provided an
empirical foundation for one of the six policy recommendation documents generated for the White House administration.
CSU-Pueblo Ballet Folklorico students
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