College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Welcome to the web site for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This site provides information about the administration and organization of the College, faculty and College highlights, and links to the academic departments and programs within the College.
This site provides descriptions of the committee structure and functions governing the College. The current policies and procedures of the College are available to faculty and staff through department chairs and managers, however, some links to University-wide forms and faculty policies are provided on this site.
The College faculty pursue excellence in scholarship and teaching and receive recognition for that excellence on a regular basis. Recent awards and honors are summarized.
The thirteen departments and two programs offer more than 40 bachelor's degrees and eight master's degrees, along with interdisciplinary degrees in East Asian Studies, Linguistics and student-faculty designed majors. The College houses several research and service centers, including the Center for Cross-cultural Research, the Center for Performance Excellence, the Office of Survey research and two community-based professional training centers: the Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Psychology Counseling Clinic. In addition, the College has five nationally accredited professional programs: school counseling, mental health counseling, speech pathology, audiology and recreation.
The College provides students with a three-component liberal education: first, a program of education-in-breadth through major contributions to the General University requirements intended to prepare students for post-graduate life as education persons and citizens; second, a program of education-in-depth in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary major designed to prepare students for careers or graduate study; and third, a choice of elective courses which can help satisfy the student's curiosity about any of the multitude of subjects that the University curriculum embraces. With each of these components, we intend to produce graduates who are capable of informed and critical thinking; who have learned to tolerate ambiguity; who can appreciate cultural differences; who have developed moral and aesthetic sensibilities; who have mastered the basic tools of literacy and technology and who have acquired levels of information about the natural and social worlds, past and present, sufficient for responsible citizenship and the enjoyment of a civilized society. The College places strong emphasis of student-faculty collaboration in developing these skills through active learning, including laboratory experiences, community-based faculty-directed service learning, and student involvement in faculty research programs.
We hope that the information here provides an overview of the College-its functions, faculty and programs. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact us: stop by our office, or email or telephone. We welcome your comments.