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Thinking Critically

The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS) encourages students to think abstractly and take new approaches within the humanities.

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<p>Gov. John Carney is thanked by University President Wilma Mishoe for his visit to the campus on Feb. 5.</p>
Gov. Carney visits DSU

Gov. Carney visits the University

<p>The escarte dance theatre&#039;s Jan. 19 performance at Delaware State University will include a tribute to Aretha Franklin.</p>
escarte dance performance

escarte dancers to perform in EH Theatre.

<p>The University Concert Choir and the accompanying chamber orchestra ended &quot;The Messiah&quot; with the traditional rousing rendition of &quot;Hallelujah.&quot;</p>
University Concert Choir, Messiah photos

University Choir performs “Messiah” – photos

<p>Caroline Simpson, an adjunct assistant professor, has published a book of poems inspired by her trip to the Galapagos Islands.</p>
University adjunct publishes book of poetry

University adjunct publishes poetry book


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This organization features programs written, directed and produced by DSU students through the Mass Communications Society. Membership is open to all students who audition for on-air or behind-the-scenes.

DSU Arts Center Gallery

DSU Arts Center Gallery

Our gallery exhibits the work of students, faculty members and nationally recognized artists, and features an array of international artifacts. The gallery also hosts lectures and programs in music, theater and visual art.

Sociology and Criminal Justice Internships

Sociology and Criminal Justice Internships

Both curricula in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice require that students complete an internship. Internships are designed to enable students to apply classroom knowledge in the professional work setting.

Research & Student Programs

Participation in research and other extracurricular programs within CHESS plays an integral part in the experience needed for a future in the humanities, education and social sciences.

Social Demography

Social Demography

Social science researchers at Delaware State University are employing social demographic data and methods to describe, explain and predict social phenomena and the effects of social and cultural forces on population distribution.

College Advance Learning Community

College Advance Learning Community

The College Advance Learning Community is coordinated by the dean and faculty members of CHESS. This learning community brings students with similar academic interests together and aids with academic success.

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DSU Ensembles

DSU Ensembles

Musically talented students are encouraged to join our choir and band.

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Activities for Mass Communications Students

Activities for Mass Communication Students

Joining any of these groups adds to your resume and makes you more marketable when applying for jobs in the mass communications field.

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English Language Institute

International Student

The ELI provides intensive English language instruction for pre-matriculated students who are seeking to improve their English before enrolling in undergraduate and graduate studies at an American university. 

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Outlets for Creativity

There are various opportunities within the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences for students to showcase their artistic talents. DSU students find different outlets for their creativity, ranging from canvas, computer, television and the airwaves. Students are welcomed and encouraged to show off their skills.