The multi-disciplinary Social Sciences Department houses majors, minors, and programs in Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology and Social Work.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Office is located - 313 Founders Hall                               Open - 8 am - 4 pm
Phone number  +1 814 393 2357                                      Fax  +1 814 393 2550

Anthropology is composed of four traditionally recognized subfields: anthropological archaeology, biological anthropology, socio-cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. The mission of the Anthropology program at Clarion University is to provide students with training in all four sub-disciplines. The program is linked to several other departments on campus, allowing students to pursue a range of interests. The program, through its cross-disciplinary curriculum and its emphasis on practical training, prepares students for a broad array of both public and private sector employment in anthropology related fields or for entrance into graduate school.

     Degrees offered:

    Career and Graduate School Opportunities
    Undergraduate Research Opportunities
    Archaeological Field School
    Facilities
    Anthropology Club

Anthropology Faculty:  Dr. Susan Prezzano
      

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HISTORY

Office is located - 313 Founders Hall                                                   Open - 8 am - 4 pm
Phone number  +1 814 393 2357                                                          Fax  +1 814 393 2550

History studies the human past. History studies the causes and effects of change through an examination of social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual developments. The department's goal is to help students view issues from a variety of perspectives. To assure breadth and depth, the history faculty offer courses in areas that span the globe. The curriculum of the History major combines both breadth and depth. Each History major takes survey coursework in US History, European History, and Non-Western History and then upper-division courses in focused areas. A special feature of the History curriculum are two Writing Intensive Methods seminars: History 298 (Historical Methods) where students learn the tools of conducting research and building an extended historical argument and Hist. 410 (Historiography) where students learn the values of the discipline and how the writing of History has changed over time.

     Degrees offered:

Careers and Graduate Opportunities
History Club
Phi Alpha Theta
Research and Internships

History Faculty:     Dr. Jeffrey Diamond
                                   Dr. Michael DiGiacomo
                                   Dr. Kathleen McIntyre
                                   Dr. Martha Robinson

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PHILOSOPHY

Office is located - 313 Founders Hall                           Open - 8 am - 4 pm
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Philosophy is unlike other disciplines with the breadth of its subject matter. Since philosophy discusses all aspects of life, it provides an opportunity to think about topics that range from the existence of God to the confirmation of scientific theories. Additionally, Philosophy asks the big questions that form the foundation of our belief systems and are rarely discussed. Philosophy challenges you to answer questions ranging from "What is the nature of consciousness?" and "What makes life truly meaningful?" to "Why should I be moral?" Philosophy can help you to understand those issues that are most fundamental to your experiences.

           Degrees offered:

Careers
Club

Philosophy Faculty:   Dr. Julia Aaron
                                        Dr. Todd Lavin
                                        Dr. Jamie Phillips

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POLITICAL SCIENCE

Office is located - 313 Founders Hall                                          Open - 8 am - 4 pm
Phone number  +1 814 393 2357                                                 Fax  +1 814 393 2550

Political Science major provides students with the tools necessary to understand the range of factors shaping the local, national and global environments in which we live, to think critically and independently concerning pressing political issues. It also allows students to come to critically reasoned conclusions as to how we can organize the life we share with our fellow citizens and millions of people around the world.

     Degrees offered:

 Cooperative Education Internship Programs  -  If you are seeking valuable skills, experiences, and connections that may one day help you land a job, the following co-ops and internships may be of interest to you.

COOP 302: Co-op/Political Science
COOP 402: Intern/Political Science
The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)
The Capital Experience
Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars Internship
The Washington Center for Internships

Careers
Club & Organizations
   
 Political Science Faculty:
 Dr. Thomas Rourke
                                                  Dr. Barry Sweet - Chair of Social Science Department
                                                  Dr. Kevan Yenerall

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SOCIOLOGY

Office is located - 313 Founders Hall                                           Open - 8 am - 4 pm
Phone number  +1 814 393 2357                                                  Fax  +1 814 393 2550

Sociology provides students with an understanding of the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Students are encouraged to explore their own position in and relationship to society as well as consider relevant social problems and inequalities in interpersonal, institutional and global relations. We strive to prepare graduates to become engaged citizens in an increasingly knowledge-intensive and diverse world. Sociology offers undergraduate majors in sociology and sociology/psychology as well as minors in sociology, social work and gerontology.

     Degrees offered:


Careers
Clubs

Sociology Faculty:  Dr. Catherine Petrissans            Social Work Faculty:  Ms. Sharon Juli (WEB)
                                    Dr.  Jeffrey Tienes                                                                 Ms. Brenda Manno
                                    Dr. Jane Walsh                         
                                    Mr. Drew Welsh

 

 

Last Updated 7/26/17