History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

The History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department is a service department that provides elective as well as required courses for degree and certificate programs.

Faculty

The department has numerous faculty who have received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence, which is the highest honor a faculty member or administrator can receive in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

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Courses

The following courses are offered through the department:

  • ANTH 100 Anthropology
  • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • HIST 100 Western Civilization I
  • HIST 101 Western Civilization II
  • HIST 110 Interpretations of American History I
  • HIST 111 Interpretations of American History II
  • HIST 112 History of New York State I
  • HIST 113 History of New York State II
  • HIST 115 Introduction to African American History
  • HIST 120 History of Africa I
  • HIST 121 History of Africa II
  • HIST 122 History of the Middle East I
  • HIST 123 History of the Middle East II
  • HIST 130 Medieval History
  • HIST 135 History of Twentieth Century
  • HIST 137 History of World War II
  • HIST 139 Introduction to Vietnam
  • HIST 140 Modern China
  • HIST 145 Modern India
  • HIST 205 Native American Cultures of New York and New England
  • HONR 190 Honors Seminar I
  • HONR 250 Introduction to Social Inquiry
  • HONR 265 Ideas Past & Present: The Impact of Thought on Post-Modern Society
  • HONR 290 Honors Seminar II
  • PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy I
  • PHIL 110 Comparative Religion
  • PHIL 120 Existentialism
  • POLS 100 Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 101 Introduction to International Politics
  • POLS 102 Introduction to Political Theory
  • POLS 105 American National Government
  • POLS 110 State & Local Government
  • POLS 125 Introduction to Terrorism
  • POLS 200 Internship in Government
  • POLS 222 Global Seminar
  • PSYC 100 General Psychology
  • PSYC 200 Child Psychology
  • PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology Life Span
  • PSYC 209 Adulthood and Aging
  • PSYC 210 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 215 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
  • PSYC 220 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 225 Sport Psychology
  • PSYC 235 Positive Psychology
  • PSYC 250 Educational Psychology
  • PSYC 260 Practical Research Methods
  • PSYC 275 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC 280 Experimental Psychology
  • SOCL 100 Sociology
  • SOCL 120 Cultural Diversity in American Society
  • SOCL 200 Social Psychology
  • SOCL 110 Social Problems
  • SOCL 115 African American Experience

For information about the department, contact:

Peter R. Sawyer, Ph.D.
HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Room 107
Kit Haynes
PROGRAM ASSISTANT III
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Room 107