Humanities and Social Sciences Department

Humanities Programs

Welcome to the Humanities!

If you enjoy communicating in a thoughtful and creative manner, then you will be interested in humanities courses and programs. A humanities education is the search for life’s meaning through thoughtful expression and exploration. It provides you with an education in the search for answers to questions about personal identity. You will be enriched by taking diverse courses which explore the knowledge of history, the beauty of art, the social aspects of anthropology, the inspiration of design, the wonder of language and much more!


Social Sciences Programs

Are you interested in working with people or studying how people behave individually or in groups? Then you’re probably interested in the social sciences! We offer a variety of courses leading to certificates/degrees or preparation for transfer to a four year college. Our disciplines, programs, certificates, and transfer pathways include: criminal justice, education, early childhood education, library technology, human services, economics, geography, psychology, political science, and sociology.


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Kevin Amenta

B.A., Hofstra University; M.S., Quinnipiac UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Communication
Office: C136
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9402
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María Celeste Arrieta,, J.D.

B.A., J.D., University of Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina; M.A., University of ConnecticutHumanities and Social Sciences Department Professor of Foreign Language
Office: C112
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9404
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Terrence Delaney, Ph.D.

B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A., Ph.D., Clark UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Department Chair & Professor of History
Office: C118
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9422
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Janet Hagen

B.S., Minnesota State University; M.A., St. Cloud State UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Office: C216
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9433
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Sandra Jeknavorian

B.F.A., University of Hartford; M.F.A., University of MassachusettsHumanities and Social Sciences Department Professor of Art
Office: C152
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9439

Jeffrey Nixon

A.S., Mohegan Community College; B.S., University of New Haven; M.S., Eastern Connecticut State UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Office: C208
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9478
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Peter Patsouris

B.A., Boston University; M. A., Providence CollegeHumanities and Social Sciences Department Professor of International Studies
Office: C108
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9462
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Rhonda Spaziani

B.A., Quinnipiac College; M.S., Southern Connecticut State UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Faculty
Office: C148
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9293


Terrance Delaney
(860) 215-9422
Room C118