College of Liberal Arts

CLA Graduate Students: Thinkers, Makers, and Leaders of Tomorrow

Graduate students provide teaching, research, creative artistry, and other support to the College of Liberal Arts and to CSU.

Winter 2021

Letter from the Dean: Invisible Lines

A border can be so many different things and have so many different implications once it is drawn. Borders define culture, opportunity, and identity. Some borders are visible and tangible while others are conceptual and symbolic.

Spring 2021

Letter from the Dean: Silver Linings

Could it be that a silver-lining among the dark clouds of COVID is our rediscovery of how much we depend on, rely on, and relish time with each other? Based on our experiences here in Fort Collins, I’d say that this is true.

Winter 2020

Navigating the Complex Terrain of Life

Health isn’t solely the purview of hard science. Politics, economics, rhetoric, art, and history all provide essential perspectives on what it means to be healthy. This issue gives a liberal arts perspective on health.

Winter 2019/Spring 2020

Lenses of the Liberal Arts: Place and Space

We all inhabit spaces, whether regularly (our homes) or infrequently (a certain coffee shop), but those spaces become places when we attach meaning to them, when we build experiences and memories through them, and when we understand that what we know is based on those places.

Spring 2019

A liberal arts lens: technology’s role in society past, present, and future 

We’re aware of the role technology plays in shaping our individual lives, but how does technology affect and influence our society and our future? The specific skills and tools unique to the liberal arts can provide understanding as well as a way to navigate the ways technology does (or doesn’t) advance the human experience.

Winter 2018

Lenses of the Liberal Arts: How we identify, analyze, and understand our world

How we understand water – its flow, its place and purpose, how it forms our identities, how it’s used and routed, how it destroys – and our relationship to it provides us insight into politics, economics, art, ourselves, and life itself. In this issue, we apply the lenses of the liberal arts to this most important resource.