The diversity of the curricula offered through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS) will provide students with a foundational base of skills that can be used not only in the classroom, but in further study or a future career. Analytical reasoning, communication, and critical thinking skills will give students an edge in any profession they choose.
H&SS has excellent and committed teachers. Students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty through undergraduate research projects, study abroad programs, service-learning courses, and internships.


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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

5:00-6:00 pm, 35 Allen Hall

Linguistics Brown Bag Series, "Columbian Spanish in New York: Language Contact Meets Dialectal Convergence"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

12:00 pm, 234 Prescott Hall

The Department of English Brown Bag Lecture Series presents Cuban poet Pedro Pérez Sarduy

3:30 pm, 103 Coates Hall

"Haiti: Cultural Sustainability" a Presentation of Student Ethnographic Field Research from Spring 2015 Study Abroad to Jacmel, Haiti

Thursday, November 19, 2015

12:00 pm, Hill Memorial Library Special Collections Presentation Room

"A View From The Inside: 36 Years of Desegregation," a discussion and book signing event with Dr. Thomas J. Durant, Jr.

6:00 pm, 234 Prescott Hall

Classical Studies Fall Film Series on Greek and Roman Comedy, "The Name of the Rose" (1996)


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The College of Humanities & Social Sciences has the most diverse array of major options for students at LSU, providing educational opportunities in fields varied enough to ensure that no student will be at a loss for options. Faculty members teach core subjects required by every major, while providing opportunities to learn and conduct research in traditional and emerging disciplines. 

Each year, students from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences receive recognition for their outstanding undergraduate accomplishments. In years past, students have been designated as Truman Scholars, Goldwater Scholars, members of the USA Today All USA College Academic Team, members of the LSU Tiger Twelve, and have received many other distinguished awards.