College of Arts and Social Sciences Overview

CASS

The College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) was established on November 21, 2000 by virtue of Board Resolution No. 64, s. 2000. It continue to render service to 10 other colleges in the University by taking care of the provision of the General Education (GE) courses, the basic social sciences, and other foundation courses for professional training.

Its two major responsibilities are: 1) taking care of GE courses required to every undergraduate student at TSU regardless of his/her area of specialization, including, courses designed to broaden his understanding of man, art, literature, and history; his/her political, social, economic systems and its relationship to the environment; and 2) providing for its own undergraduate curricular offerings. These are: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Science in Criminology which is the youngest program in the College because it was only established year 2011 by virtue of the Board Resolution No. 37, s. 2011 dated May 19, 2011 and the program started only last school year 2012-2013.  

The College also provides adequate opportunity for both teacher and student to conduct research and a considerable number of humanities and science courses in his chosen field; where such available opportunities for research and student interaction with teachers of varied trainings and persuasion, undergraduate degree programs in the CASS differ substantially from the curricula in other fields.

Besides instruction, research, and creative scholarship, community outreach and extension programs, as well as public service activities, the College is also responsible for providing a wider space for the discovery, dissemination and proper application of knowledge for the enrichment of human experience. These university-wide functions and responsibilities of CASS since its establishment have increased in scope, proportionate to the growth in the enrolment and size of the units and colleges served.

Goal

The College of Arts and Social Sciences aims to produce well-rounded individuals who are well equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills in the languages, social sciences and philosophy and competent in their field of specialization so that they will become globally competitive professionals and leaders, and productive citizens of the country.

Objectives

  1. To function as a service college in the Arts, Language, Social Sciences, and Philosophy.
  2. To develop capable professionals in Psychology who will meet the needs of the educational, industrial, and clinical settings.
  3. To produce graduates who will offer professional expertise in the Communication Arts and who will be responsive to the challenges brought by the fast changing environment.
  4. To train socially responsible community developers who will act as catalysts of change in the community that they will be serving.
  5. To hone the scientific skills as well as equip the students with critical thinking in the conduct of research and imbue in them the value of voluntary service to the community through extension.