Aug 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities, Social Science, and Communication Department

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Main Office: Grohmann Museum, GM218
Phone: (414) 277-7351
Fax: (414) 277-7462

The Humanities, Social Science, and Communication Department is responsible for administering and providing core courses for the Bachelor of Science degree in User Experience and Communication Design. In addition, the department is primarily responsible for offering courses in the humanities, social sciences, English and communication. These offerings include both fundamental and advanced courses to develop and enrich students so they become more sensitive to, and fully aware of, themselves and others.



Dr. Alicia Domack


Dr. Jon K. Borowicz, Dr. R. David Kent, Dr. David Howell, Dr. Patrick Jung, Dr. Katherine Wikoff

Associate Professors:

Dr. Michael Carriere, Dr. Alicia Domack, Dr. Jennifer Farrell, James W. Friauf, Dr. Nadya Shalamova

Assistant Professors:

Dr. Lauren Bevering, Dr. Jan Fertig, Dr. Andrew McAninch, Dr. Tammy Rice-Bailey

Adjunct Professors:

Dr. Cheryl A. Maurana, Joseph P. Meloy, Leonard A. Vanden Boom, Dr. William Wiener

Adjunct Associate Professors:

Dianne L. Bender, Virginia K. Reinmuller

Adjunct Assistant Professors:

Elizabeth A. Albrecht, Dr. Elizabeth Clark, Margaret Dwyer, Annemarie Fleishman, Dr. Mary Spencer, Mark Zimmermann


Hannah Haase, Yoko Kawamura, John Kellogg, Amy Murre, Rick Reinders, Jessica Schnur, Yazmene Thomas, Cyndie Weis

Professors Emeriti:

Dr. Roger J. Frankowski, Veronica S. Haggerty, Susannah P. Locke, Mary Ann Perdue, Judith L. Steininger

Adjunct Professor Emeritus:

Kenneth McAteer


Department Administrative Assistant:

Alexandra Johnson

Humanities, Social Science, and Communication Electives

Humanities and Social Sciences Electives (HU/SS) 

Language Series

Sociology Series

Foreign Language Courses at MSOE

Enrollment in Foreign Language Courses

  • A student may not enroll in a foreign language course if that foreign language is the student’s native language.
  • A student who has had one year of a specific language in high school may enroll in the introductory language course. Students having two years of a specific language in high school must begin in the second language course. For each additional year of language in high school, a student must begin at a correspondingly higher level.
  • A proficiency exam administered by the instructor may be needed to determine the appropriate level of language course for the student.
  • A student placed in “Foreign Language II” or “Foreign Language III” will not receive credit for more fundamental language courses.



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