LAS Social Science
Message from the Curriculum Chair
Dear Liberal Arts/Social Sciences Major:
Congratulations on your choice of Westchester Community College to continue your academic pursuits. Today's complex, fast changing world requires professionals to have a solid foundation in fundamental knowledge, to think critically, and to communicate well. You have wisely chosen a curriculum, Liberal Arts/Social Sciences, which prepares you for the demands of the job market in today's dynamic world.
In addition to providing the strong foundation needed to be successful in the job market, the Liberal Arts/Social Sciences Curriculum requirements are structured to enable our graduates <strong>to transfer as juniors to four-year colleges</strong>. A survey of recent graduates who attended commencement revealed that over 80% of these students planned to transfer to a four-year college. Recent graduates were accepted as juniors to four-year colleges such as Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Yale, Wellesley, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Georgetown, NYU, Iona, Pace, Fordham, Mercy, Manhattanville, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, Boston University, Atlantic University, SUNY – Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Purchase, Geneseo, New Paltz, Oneonta, and Stony Brook, CUNY – Hunter, Baruch and Lehman, and the Universities of Chicago, Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama, and Florida. A significant proportion of these graduates reported receiving academic transfer scholarships, which ranged in value from $500 to $42,000. Our alumni reports indicate that our majors continue their success at their four-year colleges and ultimately achieve their goals in their professional careers, which include teaching, law, business, health care, government, etc.
The caring and supportive faculty and staff of our Curriculum enthusiastically are ready to help you achieve your goals.
George Keteku Curriculum Chair, Liberal Arts/Social Sciences
Curriculum Chair: George Keteku
Information about the chair
Contact InformationPhone: 914-606-6218
Office location: Classroom Bldg. - Room 36
Department/Division: Social Science
- PhD., Political Science, SUNY Binghamton
- Introduction to World Politics
- Middle Eastern Politics
- American Government and Issues
- “The Winner-Takes-All or A Proportional System? The Logic of Electoral System Preference in sub-Saharan Africa’s Democracies.” 2012. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing
- Xiang Jun, Xu Xiaohong, and Keteku, George. 2007. “Power: The Missing Link in the Trade Conflict Relationship.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 51:646
- “Cost of Ruling: An Examination of Political Business Cycle, Governmental Accountability, and Alternation in Power in Developing Democracies”. Accepted for Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Middle East and Africa (ASMEA), Washington, D.C., October 27 – 29, 2016.
- “Keeping in Touch: The Contact Model for Increasing Retention and Improve graduate rates.” Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Community College Trustee (ACCT), Seattle, Washington, October 2 – 5, 2013.
- “Institutional Engineering in Early Democracies: How Issue Dimensions Influence the Choice of Electoral Laws,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Washington D.C., November 2011.
About Westchester Community College
Nearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
The Westchester Community College Athletic Department sponsors thirteen different intercollegiate athletic teams in various sports. The roster of sports offered includes Men’s Baseball, Women's Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball. Visit the Vikings Athletics website for schedules, reports, and more.
We’re accessible: Public transit-friendly main campus and extension locations. Online classes for wherever you are. Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Center for the Digital Arts) and White Plains (Center for the Arts).
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After successfully completing your studies at Westchester Community College you can transfer almost anywhere, in-state or out-of-state. NYS residents are also guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year campus.
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