Dec 13, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences


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Iris Levine, Dean
Sara A. Garver, Associate Dean
Erika DeJonghe, Interim Associate Dean

The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences advances knowledge and learning in established academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and performing arts. It provides introductory and advanced course work in more than 20 degree and certificate programs.

The College also provides courses that substantially make up the General Education curriculum required of all students. These courses provide a foundation of knowledge of the cultural, social, political, ethical, and economic worlds. The College provides curricular support of the University's considerable teacher-education function. In all its programs, the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences serves the goals of the University to provide for the intellectual, personal, and professional development of each person and for the enrichment of the communities it serves outside the University. In pursuit of these objectives, Bachelor's degree programs and minors are offered in the performing arts, Humanities, and Behavioral and Social Sciences.  Master's degrees are offered in Economics, English, History, Psychology, and Public Administration. Through its curriculum, research activities, arts performances, and other humane activity, the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences promotes activity integral to processes of inquiry, creativity, learning, and teaching.

In accord with the mission of a comprehensive polytechnic university "preparing students for life, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world," the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences seeks to equip students with lifelong learning skills enabling them more effectively to challenge problems of extraordinary social, technical, and human complexity. These skills include creative and critical thinking, methods of both quantitative and qualitative inquiry, the application of theory to practice, learning through performance-based activities in the humanities, arts and social sciences, and the integration of mind and body in health and wellness activity. In furthering its mission of promoting learning and teaching as broad-based, ongoing, and shared processes, the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences supports initiatives that further the professional development of faculty and staff, that engage students and faculty in active collaboration in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge, and that integrate the arts, sciences, and technologies. The College thus advances collegiality not only among the various segments of the University, but also with the local and global communities it serves. It promotes access of underrepresented student populations to its programs, resources, and services.

The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences offers 11 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 6 Bachelor of Science degrees, 22 minors, 3 Certificates of Proficiency, 3 Master of Science degrees, two Master of Arts degrees, and a Master of Public Administration.  With other colleges in the University, the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences participates in continuing education in support of the concept of lifelong learning. To promote increased multicultural understanding, the College encourages students to investigate opportunities for overseas study through the International Center. For further information about these programs, please contact the individual department.

Departments and Majors/Minors

Communication

Richard A. Kallan, Chair; Communication major (BS), Subplans in Multimedia Journalism, Public Relations, Interpersonal Communication, and Organizational Communication; Multimedia Journalism minor; Public Relations minor; Organizational Communication minor.

Economics

Gregrey Hunter, Chair; Economics major (BS), Subplans in Applied Economic, General Economics, Quantitative Economics; Master of Science in Economics (MS); Economics minor.

English and Modern Languages

Liliane Fucaloro, Chair; English major (BA), Subplans in English Education, Applied Language, and Literary Studies; Master of Arts in English (MA), Subplans in Rhetoric/Composition, Literature Studies, and Teaching English as a Second Language; English minor; Spanish major (BA); Spanish minor; French minor; Chinese minor; German Studies for the Professions Certificate.

Geography and Anthropology

Kristin Conway-Gómez, Chair; Anthropology major (BS), Subplans in General Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, and Archaeology; Geography major (BS), Subplans in Environmental Studies, Geospatial Analysis, and Geographic Studies; Anthropology minor; Geography minor.

History

Eileen Wallis, Chair; History major (BA), Subplans in History and Pre-Credential; Master of Arts in History (MA); History minor.

Music

Peter Yates, Chair; Music major (BA), Subplans in General Music, Music Education (Pre-Credential), and Music Industry Studies; Music minor.

Philosophy

Dale Turner, Chair; Philosophy major (BA), Subplans in General Philosophy and Law and Society; Philosophy minor.

Political Science

Jill Hargis, Chair; Political Science major (BA); Master of Public Administration (MPA); Political Science minor.

Psychology and Sociology

David Horner, Chair; Sociology major (BA), Subplans in General Sociology, Criminology, and Social Work; Psychology major (BA); Master of Science in Psychology (MS); Criminal Justice minor; Psychology minor; Sociology minor.

Theatre and New Dance

Bernardo Solano, Chair; Theatre major (BA), Subplans in Acting, Dance Theatre, General Theatre, Theatre in Education and Community Engagement, and Design and Technical Production; Theatre minor; Dance minor.

CLASS

Major in Science, Technology, and Society
Minor in Nonviolence Studies
Minor in Science, Technology, and Society

 

Major in Science, Technology, and Society

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Major is an interdisciplinary program which integrates knowledge in the natural sciences and in technology as well as in history, philosophy, sociology, economics, political science, geography, and anthropology. Students are capable of earning a Bachelor of Arts in Science, Technology, and Society. The STS Major prepares students for jobs that require scientific and technological literacy as well as a broad perspective on science and technology and an ability to write and argue from this perspective. Such jobs include those in law or business which are engaged with aspects of science and technology, in science and technology public policy making or analysis, in science and technology public interest advocacy, and in science journalism.

Peter Ross, Director

A full description of the Major can be found below.

Minor in Science, Technology, and Society

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Minor is an interdisciplinary program which integrates knowledge in the natural sciences and in technology as well as in the humanities and social sciences. The STS Minor provides science and technology majors with a sense of how science and technology exists in a broader human context. (By contrast the Major opens opportunities for writing-intensive and argument-intensive science and technology related careers (such as those in science and technology related law and public policy) which are alternative to careers as scientists and technologists.)

Peter Ross, Director

A full description of the Minor can be found below.

Communication

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Economics

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English and Modern Languages

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Geography and Anthropology

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History

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Music

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Philosophy

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Political Science

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Psychology and Sociology

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Theatre and New Dance

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