Oct 23, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr. Paula Krebs

Dr. Rita Miller
Associate Dean

Location: Maxwell Library, Rooms 100-101
Website: http://www.bridgew.edu/academics/colleges-departments/college-humanities-social-sciences


Academic Departments


Dr. Diana Fox, Chairperson


Professor Rob Lorenson, Chairperson
Professor John Hooker, Graduate Program Coordinator

Communication Studies

Dr. Arthur Lizie, Chairperson

Criminal Justice

Dr. Richard Wright, Chairperson
Dr. Jennifer Hartsfield, Graduate Program Coordinator

             Dr. Daniel Lomba, Chairperson


Dr. Benjamin Carson, Chairperson and Graduate Program Coordinator (English)
Dr. Yulia Stakhnevich, Graduate Program Coordinator (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)


Foreign Language

Dr. Fernanda Ferreira, Chairperson


Dr. Keith Lewinstein, Chairperson
Dr. Michael Ierardi, Graduate Program Coordinator


Dr. Salil Sachdev, Chairperson
Dr. Sarah McQuarrie, Graduate Program Coordinator


Dr. Laura McAlinden, Chairperson

Political Science

Dr. Brian Frederick, Chairperson
Dr. Deniz Leuenberger, Graduate Program Coordinator


Dr. Sandra Neargarder, Chairperson
Dr. John Calicchia, Graduate Program Coordinator

School of  Social Work

Dr. Arnaa Alcon, Chairperson
Dr. Mark Brenner, Graduate Program Coordinator


Dr. Kim Mac Innis, Chairperson

Theater and Dance

Dr. Nancy Moses, Chairperson

Undergraduate Programs

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts,  Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree in the areas listed below. Listed beneath each department are the concentrations it offers. Concentrations are programs of study within the major with their own subset of requirements. Only students selecting the major field of study may complete a concentration within that major. The completed concentration is indicated on the student’s transcript.

See “Academic Programs  ” for additional information regarding academic program requirements.

         Cultural Anthropology
         General Anthropology
         Public Archaeology

         Art Education
         Art History
         Fine Arts
         Graphic Design
         New Media

Communication Studies
         Communication and Culture
         Film, Video and Media Studies 
         Strategic Communication

Criminal Justice
          English Education (High School, Middle School)
          Writing and Writing Studies

         Military History
         Music Education
          Applied Ethics
Political Science
          American Politics
          International Affairs
          Legal Studies
          Public Administration

Social Work
          City, Community and Region
          Global Studies and Social Justice

          Secondary Education
Theater and Dance
          Dance Education
          Theater Arts
          Theater Education

          Theater Performance


Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs allow students to select from a number of areas and provide preparation for high school teaching (if secondary education is elected as a minor), graduate school and fields of endeavor related to the major area of study.

The decision as to whether to award the degree of Bachelor of Arts or the degree of Bachelor of Science shall be consistent with the standards in the student’s major field as determined by the major department.

In cases where students with double majors are eligible for a BA, BS and/or BSE degree, the student will select which major department will make the decision regarding which degree the student will be awarded.

Students are advised to consult with their department chairperson or major advisor early in their academic career, but not later than the end of the sophomore year, in order to select a major and to be certain that course selection will allow graduation with the desired degree.

Students should be aware that not all courses are offered in the evening. Students who are only able to enroll in classes 4 pm or after should consult the appropriate department chairperson for information about the availability of evening sections of courses required in a specific major, concentration and/or minor.

Undergraduate Minors

In the College of Humanities and Social Sciences the following minors in specific disciplines or interdisciplinary areas are offered

African Studies Middle East Studies
American Studies Music
Anthropology Musical Theater Performance
Art History Philosophy
Asian Studies Political Science
Canadian Studies Portuguese
Civic Education and Community Leadership Psychology
Classical Studies Public Relations
Communication Studies Russian and East European Studies
Criminal Justice Social Studies
Dance Social Welfare
Economics Sociology
English Spanish  
Film Studies Studio Art
GLBT Studies
Theater Arts
Graphic Design U.S. Ethnic Studies
History Urban Affairs
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduate Programs

Graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science and Master of Social Work degrees are offered in the following fields

Master of Arts


Master of Arts in Teaching

Creative Arts
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Master of Public Administration

Civil and Nonprofit Leadership and Administration

Master of Science

Criminal Justice

Master of Social Work

Additional information regarding graduate programs, including application procedures and academic requirements, may be found in the “Admission-Graduate  ” and “Academic Programs  ” sections of this catalog.

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