|College Administrative Offices||Administrator||Office||Extension*|
|Dean of the College||Joel J. Kassiola||HSS 359||2409|
|Associate Dean and College Graduate Coordinator||Susan Taylor||HSS 359||1846|
|African Area Studies||Jacques Hymans |
|PSY 413 |
|American Studies||Stanley Bailis||HSS 336||2055|
|Anthropology||Stephen Gabow (Acting)||SCI 377||2046|
|Asian Area Studies||DeVere Pentony||HSS 381||7495|
|California Studies||Lee Davis||HSS 336||2046/2055|
|Criminal Justice||John Curtin||HSS 336||2055|
|Critical Social Thought||Richard Busacca||HSS 382||2055|
|Economics||Michael Potepan||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||Nancy Wilkinson||HSS 279||2049|
|History||Jerald Combs||SCI 276||1604|
|Human Sexuality Studies||William Bonds (Acting)||HSS 336||2055|
|International Relations||DeVere Pentony||HSS 336||2055|
|Labor Studies||Brenda Cochrane||HSS 336||2055|
|Latin American Area Studies||Joann Aviel||PSY 104||2419|
|Political Science||Richard DeLeon||HSS 261||1178|
|Psychology||Kenneth Monteiro||PSY 301||1390|
|Public Administration||Genie Stowers||HSS 379||2985|
|Social Science||Richard Busacca||HSS 336||2055|
|Sociology||Rachel Kahn-Hut||HSS 370||1466|
|Urban Studies||Richard LeGates||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.
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
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.
Bachelor of Arts
The Center for Interdisciplinary Programs in the Behavioral and Social Sciences
The center has administrative responsibility for coordinating and supporting interdisciplinary efforts within the college, including programs in Criminal Justice, Critical Social Thought, Labor Studies, and Social Science.
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, in cooperation with the College of Business, offers a special program designed to prepare students for graduate study in business. The program gives students strong advising support in selecting courses that provide a foundation for MBA study. Structured around four Pre-MBA theme areas, the program also provides rigorous academic training in the liberal arts. Special attention is given to the selection of general education courses and the construction of individualized programs to help students meet the admissions requirements of graduate schools of business.
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:
International Relations 22101
Political Science 22071
Social Science: Interdisciplinary Studies 22011
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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