Department of Anthropology and Sociology
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology offers, on a limited basis, graduate courses in anthropology and sociology to graduate students from other areas as well as to advanced undergraduate majors and nonmajors.
All applicants to one of West Chester University’s graduate programs will be held to the graduate admissions requirements. When applicable, additional requirements for admission into specific department program(s) may be listed below.
All students in graduate programs are held to the academic policies and procedures outlined in the graduate catalog. When applicable, additional policies for specific department programs(s) may be listed below.
Susan L. Johnston (2001)
Chairperson, Anthropology and Sociology
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Hahnemann University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Douglas McConatha (1988)
B.S., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Atlanta; Ph.D., University of Utah; M.P.H., Yale University
Paul Stoller (1980)
B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Heather Wholey (2005)
B.A., State University of New York at Albany; M.A., Ph.D., Catholic University of America
Valerian Desousa (2008)
B.A., Bombay University; M.A., Xavier Labour Relations Institute (India); Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John Leveille (2006)
B.A., University of Rhode Island; M.A., Ed.M., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Lisa C. Ruchti (2007)
Chairperson, Women's and Gender Studies
B.A., Bowling Green State University; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Jacqueline Zalewski (2007)
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Parkside; M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago
León Arredondo (2011)
B.A., Montclair State University; M.Phil., Ph.D., City University of New York
Miguel Ceballos (2012)
Director, Ethnic Studies Program
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rebecca L. Chancellor (2013)
B.A., University of Nevada; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Michael A. Di Giovine (2013)
B.S., Georgetown University; A.M., Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Aliza D. Richman (2014)
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., M.P.H., Northwestern University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Julie B. Wiest (2013)
B.S., University of Tennessee; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Tennessee
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The unit value is also displayed.
The course description outlines what topics are covered in the course.
Prerequisites: Coursework to be completed and/or requirements required before taking the course.
Co-requisites: Course(s) that must be taken in the same term.
General Education Key: Indicates the General Education area for which the course may fulfill a requirement.
- SD- Science Distributive Requirement
- BSD- Behavioral and Social Science Distributive
- HD- Humanities Distributive Requirement
- AD- Arts Distributive Requirement
- EC- English Composition Requirement
- PS- Public Speaking Requirement
- I- Interdisciplinary Requirement
- J- Diversity Requirement
- W- Writing Emphasis
- F- Foreign Languages Culture Cluster
- AR- Arabic Culture Cluster
- ASL- American Sign Language culture cluster
- CC- Classical Civilizations culture cluster
- FA- France & Francophone Area CC
- GER- Germany culture cluster
- IT- Italy Culture Cluster
- REE- Russia & Eastern Europe CC
- SP- Spanish Culture Cluster
Distance Education: Indicates if a course is approved to be offered via distance education. See the class schedule for details.
Typically Offered: Indicates what semester the course is typically offered.
Repeatable for Credit: Indicates if a student can take the course again and obtain credit.
Cross Listed: Indicates if there are any other course offerings that are considered equivalent to the course listing.
ANT 999. Transfer Credits (Graduate). 3-9 Credits.
SOC 590. Independent Studies in Sociology. 1-3 Credits.
Individual research projects, reports, and/or readings.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.
Repeatable for Credit.