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College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
College Administrative Offices Office Extension*
Dean of the College Joel J. Kassiola HSS 359 1846 Associate Dean and College Graduate Coordinator Susan Taylor HSS 359 1846
Department/Program Chair/Director Office Extension*
African Area Studies Jacques Hymans PSY 413 7541 Aguibou Yansane HSS 384 7496 Asian Area Studies DeVere Pentony HSS 381 7495 Anthropology Karen Bruhns SCI 377 2046 Criminal Justice John Curtin HSS 382 2055 Critical Social Thought Richard Busacca HSS 382 2055 Economics R. Newby Schweitzer HSS 140 1839 European Area Studies Kay Lawson HSS 327 7797 Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Studies John De Cecco PSY 502 1137 Geography and Human Environmental Studies Hans Meihoefer HSS 279 2049 History Jerald Combs PSY 405 1604 Human Sexuality Studies John De Cecco and Norma McCoy PSY 502 1137 International Relations DeVere Pentony HSS 382 2055 Labor Studies Brenda Cochrane HSS 382 2055 Latin American Area Studies Joann Aviel PSY 104 2419 Political Science Richard DeLeon HSS 261 1178 Psychology Kenneth Monteiro PSY 301 2167 Public Administration Yong H. Cho HSS 379 2985 Social Science Susan Taylor HSS 359 1846 Sociology Rachel Kahn-Hut HSS 370 1466 Urban Studies Deborah LeVeen HSS 261 1178 World Development Studies Raymond Miller HSS 269 7492*For calls from off-campus, dial the prefix 338, then the four-digit extension number.
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. 1
Bachelor of Arts
In addition, the college offers the following minors which may be taken in conjunction with any major.
In order to complete the Pre-MBA program, a student must:
Specialized computer laboratories include the Economics Computer Laboratory (HSS 147), the International Relations Media Center (HSS 360A), and the Experimental Psychology Laboratory (PSY 304), and provide hands-on experience in simulations, experimentation, forecasting, and data analysis related to specific disciplines.
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.
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: 1
Master of Arts
The Pre-Law Center, Political Science, provides advising and resource materials to students interested in careers in law.
The Cognitive Psychology Laboratory, Intercultural and Emotion Laboratory, Physiological Psychology Laboratory, and Social Psychology 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 History Students Association, International Relations Student Association, La Raza Students in Psychology, and the Sociology Club, and a number of journals are produced by students and faculty in the college, including Urban Perspectives (Urban Studies), the Treganza Anthropology Papers (Anthropology), Ex Post Facto (History), and the Journal of Homosexuality (Human Sexuality Studies).
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