OFFICE: Building G, Room 257, (516) 572-7422.
CHAIRPERSON: Phillip Y. Nicholson, Philip.Nicholson@ncc.edu
FACULTY: M. Alonso, M. Anderson, E. Boyden, A. Bruce, P. Caro, R. Cunsolo, R. Genter, M. James,
S. Maurer, C. Poulios, S. Sapiie, S. Segalla, F. Siminoff, J. Vessels.
COURSES OFFERED: History (HIS), Interdisciplinary (IGS), Political Science (POL), Geography (GEO).
In the area of history, the Department offers basic courses in Western civilization
and non-Western civilizations; in the field of political science, the Department offers
courses in national, international, state, and local governments. A selective program
of electives is also provided in history, geography, and political science designed
to meet the varied needs of both the general student and the student who wishes to
pursue those studies. Computer-assisted instruction is available in selected history
courses. Students who wish to pursue history are advised to incorporate into their
program a maximum of 18 history credits, including History of Western Civilization
I-II (HIS 101 - HIS 102) and History of the U.S. I-II (HIS 103 - HIS 104). It is also
recommended they take at least 3 credits in political science. Students who wish to
pursue political science must take a minimum of 12 credits in political science in
addition to HIS 101 - HIS 102 or HIS 103 - HIS 104. Students wishing to study geography
should take GEO 101 (Introduction to Geography) plus available electives (GEO 103,
GEO 201). History, economics, anthropology, geology, and environmental science courses
are recommended as supplements. Students wishing to pursue study at the baccalaureate
level in these subjects should see departmental advisors.