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History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Barbara Bonnekessen

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Contact Person:
Nancy Grantham

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Phone: 620-235-4325
Fax: 620-235-4338

Address:
Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
412 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Welcome to the
Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences

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An administrative unit housing multiple disciplines and located in historic Russ Hall, the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences (HPASS) was formally established in Spring 2011 with the combination of the previously separate departments of History and Social Sciences. The department has the following undergraduate majors and/or minors, as well as a graduate degree in History:

Undergraduate Degrees Optional Emphasis Minors Graduate Degrees
Bachelor of Arts
 •  History - History Master of Arts in History
 •  International Studies - International Studies
 •  Political Science Pre-Law Political Science
Bachelor of Science
 •  Geography - Geography
 •  History/Government(BSEd)
      For students interested
      in teaching
- -
 •  Justice Studies Criminal Justice Justice Studies
 •  Social Work - -
 •  Sociology Criminology
Diversity Studies
Sociology
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Additional Minors and Interdisciplinary Programs
 •  Fraud Examination
 •  Multicultural Studies
 •  Philosophy

Educating as well as training, departmental programs equip graduates not only to pursue rewarding careers but also cultivate student capacity for critical thought, moral reflection, and active citizenship. Graduates have pursued advanced degrees, such as:
 

Juris Doctor (Law School)
Master of Science in Social Work
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Criminal Justice
Master of Arts in History
Master of Public Administration
Ph.D in Sociology or Political Science or Philosophy or Geography or History or Criminology or Social Work
Other graduates have used their educations to secure employment in a wide-range of vocational choices, such as the following examples: Russ with Dogwood Tree

Hospital Case Manager
Military Officer
Law Enforcement (Local, State, Federal)
Secondary/Middle School Teacher
Insurance Agent
Business Management
City/County Management
Journalist

GIS Specialist
Private Social Work Practice
Case Manager for Social Services
Small Business Owner
Government/Urban Planner
Probation, Parole, Correction
Archivist: Museum/Library
Group Facilitator

If you are uncertain about what you are interested in or what you can do with a particular degree program, take a look at the information on the Chair's Message page where you will find an introduction to the department and, more importantly, brief descriptions of the department's programs.

Other programs that may be of interest

International Studies - homepage
  • Program Guide (Major / Minor) / PSU Catalog
Fraud Examination
  • Program Guide (Minor) / PSU Catalog
Pre-Law - see Political Science Pre-Law Emphasis

Women's Studies - homepage
  • Program Guide (Certificate / Minor) / PSU Catalog
Psychology Minor for Justice Studies - homepage
  • Program Guide (Minor) / PSU Catalog
Midwest Model United Nations


Contact Information

Administrative Specialists

Nancy Grantham, Contact
620.235.4944 | email and bio | Russ Hall 406D

Sherry Roberts 620.235.4325 | email and bio | Russ Hall 412

Departmental Administration
Department Chair Dr. Barbara Bonnekessen 620.235.4324 | email and bio | Russ Hall 412G

Program Directors
International Studies Dr. Darren Botello-Samson 620.235.4334 | email and bio | Russ Hall 327D
Social Work Dr. Kristen Humphrey 620.235.4329 | email and bio | Russ Hall 327A
Women's Studies Dr. Browyn Conrad 620.235.4333 | email and bio | Russ Hall 316

Program Coordinators
Geography Dr. Catherine A. Hooey 620.235.4327 | email and bio | Russ Hall 322
Graduate Program Dr. Jonathan F. Dresner 620.235.4315 | email and bio | Russ Hall 406F
History Dr. Kirstin L. Lawson 620.235.4319 | email and bio | Russ Hall 406E
Justice Studies Dr. Kathleen Cameron 620.235.4320 | email and bio | Russ Hall 327B
Multicultural Studies Dr. Harry L. Humphries 620.235.4328 | email and bio | Russ Hall 317
Philosophy Dr. James McBain 620.235.6039 | email and bio | Russ Hall 303
Political Science Dr. Darren Botello-Samson 620.235.4334 | email and bio | Russ Hall 327D
Sociology Dr. Harry L. Humphries 620.235.4328 | email and bio | Russ Hall 317
Sociology Dr. Browyn Conrad 620.235.4333 | email and bio | Russ Hall 316

University Pre-law Advisor
Pre-law Advisor Dr. Darren Botello-Samson 620.235.4334 | email and bio | Russ Hall 327D

Editor
Midwest Quarterly
Dr. Jonathan Dresner 620.235.4315 | email and bio | Russ Hall 406F