WCSU Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

MACRICOSTAS SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

Michelle Brown, Dean, WA 300 Phone: (203) 837-9400
brownm@wcsu.edu
Martha Palanzo, Administrative Assistant ,WA 300 Phone: (203) 837-9401
palanzom@wcsu.edu
Secretary Phone: (203) 837-9402
Fax: (203) 837-8525

Departments

Biological and Environmental Sciences Chairperson Patrice Boily, SB 243, (203) 837-8569
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Chemistry Chairperson Russell Selzer, SB 334, (203) 837-8448 
Chemistry Associate Chairperson Paula Secondo, SB 339, (203) 837-8795
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Communication and Media Arts Chairperson Jay Brower, BR 213A, (203) 837-8833 
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Computer Science Chairperson Gancho Ganchev, WS 114, (203) 837-9349    
Computer Science Assistant Chairperson Daniel Coffman, WS 111, (203) 837-8746
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English Chairperson Shouhua, Qi, BR 210F, (203) 837-9048
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History & Non-Western Cultures Co-Chairperson Joshua Rosenthal, WA 216, (203) 837-8449
History & Non-Western Cultures Co-Chairperson Marcy May, WA 220, (203) 837-8481
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Mathematics Chairperson Stavros Christofi, WH 321A, (203) 837-9351
Mathematics Associate Chairperson David Burns, WH 320, (203) 837-9346
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Philosophy & Humanistic Studies Chairperson Stuart Dalton, WH 021A, (203) 837-3282                 
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Physics, Astronomy & Meteorology Chairperson Rob Eisenson, SB 277, (203) 837-8989 
Physics, Astronomy & Meteorology Co-Chairperson James Boyle, SB 273, (203) 837-8856              
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Psychology Chairperson Shane Murphy, WA 311, (203) 837-9398
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Social Sciences Chairperson Zuohong Pan, WA 209, (203) 837-8462  
Social Sciences Associate Chairperson R. Averell Manes, WA 213, (203) 837-8452
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World Languages and Literatures Chairperson Galina Bakhtiarova, BR 215D, (203) 837-8734
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Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process Chairperson Patrick Ryan, WH 317C, (203) 837-3273

 

Mission and Objectives

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences offers Master of Arts degrees in biological and environmental sciences, earth and planetary sciences, English (three options: literature, writing, and TESOL), history, mathematics and a Master of Science degree in integrative biological diversity. The school also offers the Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing.

In keeping with the state of Connecticut’s goals for higher education, the Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences, with its graduate programs, seeks to

  • enhance student learning and promote academic excellence.
  • join with elementary and secondary schools to improve teaching and learning at all levels.
  • ensure access to and affordability of higher education.
  • promote the economic development of the state to help business and industry sustain strong economic growth.
  • respond to the needs and problems of society.
  • ensure efficient use of resources.

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences plays a central role in the education of every student at the university. The school serves students of diverse interests and needs and from many different segments of the community. The arts and sciences faculty believe that teaching is an art. Their highest priority is to help students learn.

Graduate Programs

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree programs at Western are designed to provide opportunities for the pursuit of advanced study in the fields of biological and environmental sciences, earth and planetary sciences, English, history, and mathematics. Master of Arts programs provide in-depth study of a specific field for professional advancement, personal development, or preparation for further advanced study.

The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program is a performance-based program leading to the highest degree awarded in professional fields in the arts.

Master of Arts degree programs:

         Earth and Planetary Sciences

         English

         History

         Mathematics

Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing

Master of Science

Integrative Biological Diversity