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Office Location:
Presidents Place, 315

Mailing Address:
Quincy College
ATTN: Division of Liberal Arts
Presidents Place
1250 Hancock St.
Quincy Center, MA 02169

Fax: (617) 984-1678


Robert Baker, J.D.
Dean of the Division of Liberal Arts
(617) 984-1642
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Heather Keen
Educational Services Specialist/Administrative Assistant for the Division of Liberal Arts
(617) 984-1758
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Leor Alcalay, Ed.D.
Professor, English as a Second Language
(617) 984-1730
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Steve Dooner, M.Ed.
Professor of English and Humanities
(617) 984-1714
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James Fox, MA
Instructor of History
(617) 984-1685
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Laurel Kornhiser, Ph.D.
Instructor of English and Humanities
(617) 984-1692
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Carol Pepoli, ALM
Instructor of Developmental English and Humanities
(617) 984-1671
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Jason Roberts, Ph.D.
Instructor of History and Government
(617) 984-1720
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Henry Rubin
Professor of Sociology
Office: Presidents Place, 313
(617) 984-1688
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Deborah Saitta-Ringger, MA
Professor of English and Humanities
(617) 984-1745
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Paul Sullivan
Instructor of Psychology
(617) 405-5929
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Kenneth Texeira, Ph.D.
Instructor of Psychology
(617) 984-1740
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Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Department strives to make students’ academic experiences meaningful and enjoyable. The instructors give each student an opportunity to be an active participant with a definite sense of identity.

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The mission of the Liberal Arts Program is to provide students with a breadth of program offerings that permit them to acquire a thorough, historical, and theoretical foundation in their chosen field of study. Liberal Arts students may focus their program in the following concentration areas: English, History/Government, Humanities, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Behavioral Science, or the Social Sciences.

DOWNLOAD: Associate Degree programs in the Liberal Arts Division

The Liberal Arts represent the fundamental fields of study for all educated peoples. Since the middle ages when knowledge began to be widely distributed, free inquiry grounded in rational thought was the hallmark of democratic society. At Quincy College, we still hold to the idea that all well-educated men and women can fully participate in civil society if they have the skills and information offered in a program of Liberal Arts. The Liberal Arts have in common this dedication to developing critical thinking skills which will serve graduates in the new economy. Whatever your concentration, you will graduate equipped with the ability to make critical judgments, to communicate in writing and orally, and to work in a culturally diverse and historically specific moment of world globalization and interconnectedness.

With an associate degree in Liberal Arts, transferring to a four year college or university is the next natural step in your education, but an AA can also serve as a certification of your readiness to move into a career. English majors can become journalists, copywriters, or editors. Sociologists can work as market researchers, corporate consultants, or in non-profits. Government and history majors can run political campaigns or get involved in city planning. Psychologists can move into education, coaching, or school counseling. Mathematicians can develop into engineers or bankers. The number one skill that employers say they are looking for in today’s tough job market is the ability to communicate. A degree in Liberal Arts will give you confidence in your abilities to speak and write in a professional context.

At the completion of the Liberal Arts Program students will:

• Think critically
• Think quantitatively
• Communicate effectively
• Use logic to acquire, assess, and integrate new information
• Explain the nature and societal implications of global relationships among diverse cultures
• Apply ethical criteria to a variety of intellectual, social, and personal situations
• Apply aesthetic criteria to a variety of intellectual, natural, artistic, and social phenomena
• Demonstrate a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of one field of study from among the liberal arts and science concentrations

 

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