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2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Carolyn J. Stefanco, Ph.D., Dean
Sari Miller-Antonio, Ph.D., Associate Dean

Mark Bender, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Agricultural Studies
Nancy Burroughs, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Communication Studies
Bret Carroll, Ph.D., Chair, Department of History
Lilia DeKatzew, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Ethnic/Gender Studies
Edward C. Erickson, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Economics
Phyllis Gerstenfeld, Ph.D., J.D., Chair, Department of Criminal Justice
Jennifer Helzer, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Anthropology/Geography
Jason C. Myers, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Politics/Public Administration
Paul W. O’Brien, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Sociology and Gerontology
Mark Thompson, Ph.D., Chair, Department of English
James A. Tuedio, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Philosophy/Modern Languages

Valerie Broin, Ph.D., Program Director, Gender Studies
April Hejka-Ekins, Ph.D., Program Director, Public Administration Graduate Program
Sari Miller-Antonio, Ph.D., Program Director, Anthropology
Peter Nelligan, Ph.D., Program Director, Criminal Justice Graduate Program
Anthony Perrello, Ph.D., Program Director, English Graduate Program
Katherine Royer, Ph.D., Program Director, History Graduate Program
Sheila Younkin, Program Coordinator, Social Sciences

Office: Library Building 175
Phone: (209) 667-3531

Departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences:

Department of Agricultural Studies 
Department of Anthropology and Geography 
Department of Communication Studies 
Department of Criminal Justice 
Department of Economics 
Department of Ethnic and Gender Studies 
Department of History 
Department of Philosophy and Modern Languages 
Department of Politics and Public Administration 
Department of Sociology and Gerontology 

A university education in the twenty-first century must be responsive to the complexities and challenges of a constantly changing world.  Central to the mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is fostering an appreciation and understanding of the value of lifelong intellectual pursuit.  The College is committed to a liberal arts curriculum that broadens the mind and encourages students to become active, engaged, compassionate participants in our global society.  We are uniquely situated in the Central Valley of California at the interface of rural and urban communities of extraordinary ethnic diversity.  Our students benefit from this fertile environment by gaining the opportunity to study the historical and contemporary context of culture, society, place and language.

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