|College Administrative Offices||Office||Telephone|
|Dean of the College||Joel J. Kassiola||HSS 359||338-7692|
|Associate Dean||Sacha Bunge||HSS 359||338-1846|
|African Studies||Aguibou Yansane||HUM 224||338-2495|
|Anthropology||Douglass Bailey||SCI 377||338-2046|
|California Studies||Sacha Bunge||HSS 359||338-1846|
|Criminal Justice Studies||Jeff Snipes||HSS 236||405-4129|
|Critical Social Thought||James Martel||HSS 263||405-2162|
|Economics||Sudip Chattopadhyay||HSS 142||338-1839|
|Environmental Studies||Carlos Davidson||HSS 336||338-1149|
|European Studies||Sarah Curtis||SCI 267||338-2250|
|Geography and Human Environmental Studies||Nancy Wilkinson||HSS 279||338-2049|
|Global Peace, Human Rights, and Justice Studies||Mariana Ferreira
|History||Barbara Loomis||SCI 276||338-1604|
|Sexuality Studies||Rita Melendez||HSS 235||405-3570|
|International Relations||Sanjoy Banerjee||HSS 336||338-2654|
|Middle East and Islamic Studies||Nicole Watts
|Labor Studies||John Logan||HSS 336||405-3475|
|Latin American Studies||Luiz C. Barbosa||HSS 367-C||338-1330|
|Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies||Rita Melendez||HSS 235||405-3570|
|Pacific Asian Studies||Pi-Ching Hsu||SCI 265||338-7536|
|Political Science||James Martel||HSS 263||338-1178|
|Public Administration||Genie Stowers||DTC 515||405-4455|
|Social Science||Sacha Bunge||HSS 336||405-3475|
|Sociology||Edward McCaughan||HSS 370||338-1466|
|South Asian Studies||Prithvi Shobhi
|Urban Studies and Planning||Ayse Pamuk||HSS 263||338-1178|
|World Development Studies||Philip King||HSS 142||338-1839|
The mission of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is to provide and promote teaching, scholarship, and service that enhance appreciation and understanding of the behavioral, social, and natural mosaic of life on earth and promote active engagement in shaping the world.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences provides a framework in which the faculty and students can cooperatively investigate human behavior in both individual and social contexts. The fundamental approach of the college is that of the liberal arts, but several of the programs have professional or pre-professional aspects. Interdisciplinary, multicultural, and international perspectives are emphasized in the curricula, as are methodological approaches appropriate to each discipline.
Encompassing a number of traditional and modern disciplines of the behavioral and social sciences, the college offers the following undergraduate degrees.
Criminal Justice Studies 21051
International Relations 22101
Labor Studies 22993
Political Science 22071
Urban Studies and Planning 22141
The college also provides an area of emphasis in the Liberal Studies Program (Area III) and jointly offers the B.A. in American Studies with the College of Humanities.
In addition, the college offers the following freestanding minors which may be taken in conjunction with any major.
Critical Social Thought
Global Peace, Human Rights, and Justice Studies
Human Sexuality Studies
Latin America Studies
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Middle East and Islamic Studies
Pacific Asian Studies
Social Science (Interdisciplinary Studies)
South Asian Studies
World Development Studies
The BSS Computer Laboratory (HSS 383) and the Bi-College(BSS/Ethnic Studies) Computer Lab (EP 125) provide computer access for individual and class use, as well as software of particular relevance to the behavioral and social sciences.
Specialized computer laboratories include the Multidisciplinary GIS Center (HSS 272), the BSS All-College Instructional Computing Laboratory (HSS 380), the Geography Instructional Laboratory (HSS 290), the Economics Instructional Laboratory (HSS 147), the PSIRUS (Political Science, International Relations, Urban Studies and Planning) Computer Media Laboratory (HSS 358), and the Psychology Experimental Laboratory (PSY 304A), and provide hands-on experience in spatial analysis, simulations, experimentation, forecasting, and data analysis related to specific disciplines.
A broad variety of special resources and facilities are available within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. These include major university centers described elsewhere in this Bulletin, such as the Treganza Anthropology Museum, the BSS-Geography Map Library, the Psychology Clinic, as well as more specialized facilities, as described below.
Center for Urban Anthropology coordinates research and teaching related to the study of urban areas.
Multidisciplinary Geographic Information Systems Center, Geography and Human Environmental Studies, allows students and faculty to explore applications of GIS through the processing and analysis of imagery from satellite photography. A separate Cartography Laboratory also produces both manual and computer maps, charts, and diagrams.
Overseas Orientation and Training Program, International Relations, provides training and orientation programs for professionals working in educational, business, and governmental settings in the U.S. and Asia.
The Pre-Law Center, Political Science, provides advising and resource materials to students interested in careers in law.
The Applied Psychology Laboratory, Childhood Obesity and Eating Disorders Laboratory, Complex Cognition Laboratory, Culture and Adolescence Laboratory, Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory, Employee Research Laboratory, Family Interaction Laboratory, Infant Cognition Laboratory, Motivation and Emotion Research Laboratory, Physiological Psychology Laboratory, Psychology and Law Laboratory and Social Organizational Research Laboratory are among the specialized facilities in the Psychology Department which provide instructional and research support for students and faculty.
In addition, several departments in the college provide opportunities for research, professional experience, career development, and student-faculty exchanges through their sponsorship of student organizations; e.g., the Criminal Justice Student Association, History Students Association, International Relations Student Association, Model UN, Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, and the Sociology Students Association, and a number of journals are produced by students and faculty in the college, including Urban Perspectives (Urban Studies and Planning), the Treganza Anthropology Papers (Anthropology), Ex Post Facto (History), and the Journal of Homosexuality (Human Sexuality Studies), IR Journal, and Public Administration Student Organization.
Graduate programs in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences cover a broad range of professional and academic interests. There are literally thousands of potential career applications available to graduates. Each program will provide information on the admissions policies and career opportunities for its graduates, including the experience of those working in the field, on request.
Applicants and candidates should realize the necessity of frequent contact with the graduate major adviser and students should not undertake a program of study without the express approval of a graduate major adviser. Because several graduate programs in the college have application procedures which supplement those of the university, applicants should contact the office of the program directly for information.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers the following graduate degrees:
Human Sexuality Studies 49019
International Relations 22101
Political Science 22071
Geographic Information Science 17023
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