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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers career-sensitive liberal arts programs leading to baccalaureate and master’s degrees, as well as specialized certificate programs. Bachelor degrees are offered in African and African Diaspora Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, History, Geographic Information Science, Geography, International Affairs, Modern Language and Culture (in French, German, and Spanish), Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Bachelor degrees are also offered in English Education and History Education. Certificate programs provide training in alternative dispute resolution, professional politics, European Union studies, public history, and geographic information systems. The College also offers a Master of Arts in Professional Writing, a Master of Science in Conflict Management, a Master of Public Administration, a Master of Arts in American Studies, and a Master of Arts in Teaching (in English; and in Foreign Language—Chinese and Spanish).

In addition to these programs of study, the College offers a wide range of elective courses in Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, film, philosophy, and writing.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences supports the Institutional Mission of Kennesaw State University with programs and policies that foster teaching and learning; professional service responsive to campus, academic profession, and community needs; and scholarship and creative activity in support of instruction, service, and the advancement of knowledge. The faculty, staff, and students of the College strive for excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction with the goal of understanding human interaction among the cultures of the world, both historically and in the present. . Career-sensitive liberal arts programs emphasize effective communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and global perspectives; and provide our students the knowledge, skills, and versatility to succeed personally and professionally in an ever-changing society. In addition, our students have a variety of learning opportunities that nurture an appreciation of the richness of human experience and promote a balance between individual achievement and community responsibility.

The faculty and staff of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are engaged in scholarship and service-focused professional initiatives that promote collaboration across disciplines, address both local and global problems, and enhance the quality of life of the diverse communities we serve. The College also serves all students at the university by providing instruction in the general education curriculum. The College provides services to the region through the Center for Regional History and Culture, the Center for Conflict Management, the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era, the Center for Sustainable Journalism, the Intensive English Program Center, and the Writing Center. The College also offers a wide variety of educational and cultural enrichment programs.


All degree programs in teacher education in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are nationally accredited. In addition, the teacher education programs are nationally recognized and have state approval for 6-12 teacher certification in Georgia.

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is formally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPA).

Academic Departments

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences houses eight academic departments:

  • Department of Communication
  • Department of English
  • Department of Foreign Language
  • Department of Geography and Anthropology
  • Department of History and Philosophy
  • Department of Political Science and International Affairs
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Programs of Study

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in African and African Diaspora Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Science in English Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Science in History Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language and Culture (in French, German, and Spanish)
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology

And the following graduate degrees:

  • Master of Arts in Professional Writing
  • Master of Arts in American Studies
  • Master of Science in Conflict Management
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (in English)

Certificate Programs

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers the following certificate programs:

  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Certificate in European Union Studies
  • Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
  • Certificate in Latin American Studies
  • Certificate in Professional Politics
  • Certificate in Public History

 Additionally, the College offers these minors:


  • African and African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Criminology
  • Film Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Gender and Women Studies
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Italian Studies
  • Language and Literary Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Professional Writing
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

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