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CHASS Academic Programs

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) offers the following academic programs

Program Major Minor Masters Keywords Content
Anthropology Z
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anthropology, culture, people, cultures, history
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The anthropology minor provides students with an informed understanding of the cultural diversity evident in human societies and the concepts by which anthropologists explain cultural dynamics. 

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Art A
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artistry, drawing, graphic design, pottery, art club
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Minor
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Masters
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The mission of the Department of Art is to prepare the student to be a practicing artist, to enter graduate school for further professional education or to enter the job market in art related careers.

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Chicano Studies Z
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Chicano Studies, history, sociology
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Minor
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Masters
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The Interdisciplinary approach emphasizes history, and cultural studies, and selected courses provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of specific aspects of the Chicano/a community.

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Communication & Rhetoric Z
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Minor
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Masters
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The Communication & Rhetoric minor at CSU-Pueblo is designed for students interested in developing effective written and verbal communication skills. It provides a course of study that emphasizes both a theoretical understanding and practical application of communication that prepares students technically, professionally, and personally to successfully navigate a variety of challenges. The minor promotes an understanding of interpersonal, organizational, rhetorical, and intercultural communication.

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Music Theory/Composition Z
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music, composing, instruments, score, scores
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Minor
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Masters
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The Minor in Composition/Theory provides a solid theoretical understanding of music as well as a broad foundation of compositional skills. The Minor culminates in a composition recital which ensures students graduate with recordings and scores appropriate for a graduate composition admissions portfolio.

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Creative Writing Z
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Creative Writing, stories, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, publishing
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Minor
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Masters
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The English program coordinates a minor in creative writing, designed for students who are considering pursuing an MFA in creative writing upon graduation.

The minor is primarily geared toward non-English majors who are considering a career in creative writing or a graduate degree (MA or MFA) in their chosen genre.

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English A
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writing, English, creative writing, publishing, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, reading, books
Major
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Minor
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Masters
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As a CSU-Pueblo English major, you will do more than read great books and write fiction and poetry. You'll learn how to think critically and to write persuasively-skills that benefit every aspect of life.

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French Z
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french, baguettes, foreign language, language
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Minor
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Masters
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A minor in French can bring you closer to realizing the above and, in conjunction with a degree in a specialty area, will open doors to employment opportunities not otherwise available. French is one of the official languages of conducting business in all international, political and economic institutions.

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Geography Z
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geography, earth, globe, maps, history
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Minor
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Masters
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Geography classes are taught within the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Geography, and the curriculum includes classes in World Regional Geography, Cultural Geography and Physical Geography as part of the university’s general education requirements and/or general electives. 

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German Z
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Germany, strudel, Europe, language, culture
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Minor
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Masters
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German language and culture is rich with tradition and customs spanning centuries. German is spoken in several countries and is the most widely diffused language of the European Union.

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History A
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history, phi alpha theta, study abroad, culture, people
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Minor
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Masters
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The History undergraduate program at CSU-Pueblo offers a rigorous curriculum, emphasizing knowledge, communication, critical reasoning, research, and on-the-job experience. 

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Homeland Security Z
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security, terrorism, culture, military, law enforcement, law, police, national security, security
Major
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Minor
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Masters
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Certificate

The Certificate in Homeland Security Studies is a 9 credit-hour program for CSU students in any academic major and for returning or non-degree seeking students as well. Examples of such students include: those in the military; community law enforcement; emergency services personnel; or those simply interested in learning about homeland security.  The Certificate curriculum revolves around a three course sequence including: Introduction to Homeland Security; Terrorism; and Critical Incident Management. Students in these classes focus on a wide range of homeland security issues, from national security and homeland defense, to the many features of natural and manmade disaster response, to domestic criminal and counterterrorism challenges.​

Minor

The Minor in Homeland Security Studies is an 18 credit-hour program open to CSU students of any academic major.  The minor provides students an in-depth understanding of the mission, challenges, and method behind homeland security.  In addition to the three class sequence required for the certificate, the curriculum for the Minor includes advanced courses on: Intelligence and National Security; Threat and Strategic Planning; and Homeland Security and the Law.  Students in these classes focus intently on the challenges inherent in the practice of homeland security and defense, including: the role of the intelligence community and how it operates within the domestic environment; the legal and constitutional pursuit of security; and the development of cohesive response plans to threats and incidents.  

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Italian Z
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Italian, pasta, Italy, Europe, language, culture
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Minor
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Masters
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The Italian program at CSU-Pueblo offers a vibrant and dynamic introduction to the study of Italian language and culture. Through a wide variety of coursework in language, conversation, composition, literature and cultural history, students are exposed to a range of issues and methodological approaches. 

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Jazz Studies Z
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music, theory, instruments, jazz, history, ensemble
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Masters
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The Minor in Jazz Studies is designed to prepare the student for a wide range of opportunities to successfully work in the jazz idiom, including jazz theory, composition, and arranging, improvisation, and in-depth study of the historical aspects of both jazz and popular music. Jazz Studies students can participate in any of CSU-Pueblo's related ensembles, which include big band, choral, and guitar performance groups.

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Mass Communications A
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mass comm, rev89, center for new media, communications, marketing, technology
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Minor
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Masters
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The Mass Communications Department and Center for New Media provides an applied major in which technological innovation finds meaning in a traditional humanities and social sciences curriculum.

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Military Science and Leadership A
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ROTC, Military, army, navy, marine, marines, air force, air, force
Major
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Minor
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Masters
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Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. 

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Music A
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music, ensembles, music festivals, instruments
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Masters
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Our Bachelor of Arts in Music degree provides a well-rounded education firmly rooted in the liberal arts tradition, with opportunities to specialize in Music Performance, Music Education, and/or minor in such areas as Music and Audio Production, Jazz Studies, Music Theory/Composition, or Organ Performance Studies.

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Music Technology Z
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music, technology, instruments, composing, production
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Are you a student who loves music, has a good pair of ears, and who either isn't into the glamour of live performance, wants to extend your musical exploration but who really isn't interested in majoring in music, or just loves audio technology? Then CSU-Pueblo's Music Technology (Music and Audio Production) Minor is for you!

The Minor in Music Technology serves as an introduction to the basic concepts of music and audio production. The minor includes coursework not only in the Music Department, but also in CSU-Pueblo's Mass Communications and Center For New Media (MCCNM) department.

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Non-Profit Administration Z
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non, profit, charity, supervising, administration, government
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Masters
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The Minor in Non-Profit Administration is a multidisciplinary program designed for students wanting to pursue careers in non-profit organizations that include the arts, human services, recreation, chambers of commerce, civic efforts, and health care.

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Organ Performance Studies Z
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instruments, organ, music
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The Minor in Organ is meant to give practical organ skills for keyboard players such as service playing, service planning, and choir accompanying. The minor prepares students for positions such as being a Church Organist and Music Director, Choir Accompanist in community settings. The minor gives opportunities for off campus practical training in local area churches which leads also to additional income for students as well as meaningful connections with the community.

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Philosophy Z
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Philosophy, plato, socrates, philosophers, history, social sciences, culture, religion
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Masters
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The Philosophy Program provides a focused set of courses encouraging students to grapple rationally with these and other abiding questions of human existence. 

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Political Science A
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political science, U.S., government, terrorism, world, events
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Minor
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Masters
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The Colorado State University-Pueblo Political Science Program is intellectually diverse, methodologically rigorous, and dedicated to excellence in undergraduate instruction.

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Professional Writing Z
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Professional Writing, manuals, reports, reading, editing, publishing
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Students enrolled in the minor will gain career-relevant experience writing, editing, and designing professional documents, including grant proposals, formal reports, instruction manuals, and web sites.

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Psychology A
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psych, study, clinical, social, mind, freud, jung, brain, counseling, research
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A BA or BS in Psychology from CSU-Pueblo will provide you with a versatile degree that directly compliments your personal interests.

Psychology is a field of inquiry which is called the science of behavior, and answers questions about how and why humans behave as they do.

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Social Work A
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social work, counseling, government
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 The program is committed to promoting social and economic justice through excellence, creativity, and innovation. Social Workers are dedicated to helping diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities to meet basic human needs.

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Sociology A
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sociology, culture, history
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Sociology involves the study of the ways in which culture and social structure combine to shape people’s behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs. Sociologists examine the nature and dynamics of groups, organizations, institutions, subcultures, and societies.

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Spanish A
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spanish, mexico, spain, language, culture, history
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The goal of the Spanish minor program is to have our students achieve an intermediate degree of translingual and transcultural competency.

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Women's Studies Z
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Women's Studies, sociology, women, history, social
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Masters
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The Women’s Studies Program at CSU-Pueblo is a small but growing academic program. A minor in Women’s Studies is an excellent choice for students who want a deeper understanding of the social, economic, and political issues surrounding gender as it intersects with sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class.

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World Languages A
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french, spanish, german, italian, ASL, foreign
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Minor
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Masters
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Preparation in our Foreign Language Program allows students to function effectively in careers in teaching, business, the media, government, the arts, etc. 

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Program Major Minor Masters Keywords Content
English A
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writing, English, creative writing, publishing, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, reading, books
Major
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Minor
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Masters
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As a CSU-Pueblo English major, you will do more than read great books and write fiction and poetry. You'll learn how to think critically and to write persuasively-skills that benefit every aspect of life.

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History A
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history, phi alpha theta, study abroad, culture, people
Major
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Minor
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Masters
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The History undergraduate program at CSU-Pueblo offers a rigorous curriculum, emphasizing knowledge, communication, critical reasoning, research, and on-the-job experience. 

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