As the title of our blog suggests, these posts by College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) faculty and special guests will engage, inform and challenge you in a myriad of ways. The posts reflect the diversity of our programs of study: degrees that are traditional (history), current (justice studies and communications), academic (English literature) and career-oriented (psychology, counseling, criminal justice and government). Here, there is something for everyone.
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Category: Humanities and the Liberal Arts

By Jessalyn Johnson
English and Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers many programs that will teach you important skills in a wide range of areas. From sociology to mathematics, there is a degree for almost any talent. If you are not sure where you fit or are still trying to decide on a field of study, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is a great place to begin your journey!

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By Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Looking to earn a degree that can prepare you for a wide variety of fields? Consider a liberal arts education. The knowledge and skills you will gain with this kind of degree are valuable in the workplace, and they can prepare you to succeed in a career you are passionate about. Here are four benefits of earning a liberal arts degree:

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By Thomas Skeen, Ph.D.
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences  

You may have heard of “freshman comp” or “first-year writing” courses. As a long-standing part of general education at the college level, first-year writing is a nearly universal requirement at universities across the nation.

Grand Canyon University requires two first-year writing courses: English 105 and 106. As we developed these courses, our subject matter experts strove to follow nationally recognized guidelines for good writing instruction.

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