Academics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department

The primary responsibility of the History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department is to serve as a service department for the entire college by providing electives as well as required courses for specific department curricula. The History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department services the needs of other departments on campus by providing quality instruction and flexibility in developing new courses as needed or revising existing courses. While some students who complete courses within the department are in terminal programs, the vast majority of students plan to transfer to four year schools. Therefore, ensuring the transferability of department courses is an ever present concern.

The department currently has 20 full time faculty and 76 part time faculty members, most of whom teach in the evening school. Faculty teach 507 sections of courses with an average of 28 students per section, providing 14,196 seats for students each year.

Contact Information

Peter R. Sawyer, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Room 107
(518) 629-7690