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Virtual Chinese Artifact Display and Reception!

May 16, 2023

San Luis Obispo's Chinatown: History, Excavation and Legacy. Showing and Reception May 31, 7:00-8:00 PM Building 10-226

Archaeology Club Last Speaker of the Year: Dr. Terry Joslin-Azevedo Archaeological Investigations on San Miguel Island

May 16, 2023

A Guest Lecture Sponsored by The Cal Poly Archaeology Club Thursday, May 25, 6:30 At the home of Zoe Levit, 1162 Olive Street, SLO


Archaeology Club Visits Carizzo Plains Painted Rock

Feb 23, 2023

Cal Poly's Archaeology Club visited Carizzo Plains Painted Rock site for their first field trip in club history! Students drove past herds of cattle, through rolling green hills until they reached the plain. While the club had planned to embark on a quick 0.5-mile hike, due to the storms, the road to the Painted Rock was untraversable and students had to set out on foot on a 6-mile journey to the painted rock and back. It was a crisp, clear day, so spirits remained high, and students felt energized and motivated to reach the impressive rock formation. Once there, they observed layers of historical graffiti (carved names of early settlers and ranchers) overlying classic Chumash rock art motifs. The first Archaeology Club field trip was deemed a huge success and the club plans to embark on more as the year progresses. If you are interested in archaeology and would like to join the club, please reach out to club president, Zoe Levit at!


Archaeology Club Guest Speaker: Chad Jackson, California State Parks

Feb 22, 2023

Archaeology Club Guest Speaker: Chad Jackson, California State Parks 

Thursday, February 23,  Building 10 Room 200, 11:10-12:00 Open to All

2023 SOCS Department Career Expo

Jan 13, 2023

Tuesday, January 31 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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GIS and Archaeology Clubs at Cuesta Park

GIS and Archaeology Clubs Kick Off 2022-23 Academic Year

Oct 13, 2022

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The GIS club, founded two years ago with Dr. Fricker as faculty advisor, and the newly formed Cal Poly Archaeology Club (President Zoe Levit, faculty advisor, Dr. Terry Jones) had a successful Potluck/BBQ at Cuesta Park last week. The clubs are planning additional activities for the year. For those interested in finding out more about the GIS club contact Dr. Fricker at To learn about upcoming events with the Archaeology club contact Zoe Levit at

Sociology student wins Outstanding Original Project Presentation Award

Oct 13, 2022

Thursday (10/6), Paola Valencia, with two other students, delivered a distinguished, invited presentation, at the 2022 Conference of the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. Her professionalism, sophisticated ideas, innovative approach, and communication of their work was recognized with an Outstanding Original Project Presentation Award from the Society. Their conference presentation was titled, “Appraising a Mobile Health Clinic’s Patient Education Materials: A Progress Report.”

SOC Career Expo

SOCS Department Career Expo

Jan 6, 2021

Tuesday, January 12th from 10AM - 2PM

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SOCS Department Career Fair / Exploration Day

Jan 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 21st 

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location:  PAC Lobby

World Population Processes & Problems course flyer

Introducing "World Population Processes & Problems" Course Fall 2018

Jul 12, 2018

The Social Science Department is offering a new course on "World Population Processes & Problems" beginning fall 2018. The course will be Tuesday/Thursday from 2:10-4 p.m. Students who have completed their GE-D3 requirement are invited to enroll. 


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