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2020-2021 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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Barbara Bonnekessen, Dean
Michael Cornebise, Interim Associate Dean
Christopher Mitchell, Interim Associate Dean
Angie Rhoads, Assistant to the Dean
Jennifer Spracklen, Assistant to the Dean
Kim Turner, Office Manager

General Mission

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is dedicated to unfettered intellectual, scientific, and artistic exploration. Through a rich array of undergraduate and graduate programs, academically and professionally proven faculty offer dynamic and rigorous curricula that unite tradition and innovation, while advancing communication skills, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and responsible stewardship. Interdisciplinary investigation is encouraged within and beyond the College. Liberal Arts and Sciences bring renowned speakers, exhibits, conferences and cultural activities to campus for the enrichment of both campus and community. Collectively, these opportunities motivate our students to become engaged and invested citizens, - responding creatively to the challenges of a diverse and changing world. Collaborative student-centered experiences excite a life-long thirst for learning and prepare students for fulfilling lives and careers. This mission embraces the intellectual, artistic, and scientific empowerment of all.  (See the EIU Graduate Catalog for further information about graduate programs.)

Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinators
Africana Studies: James Ochwa-Echel
Anthropology: Don Holly
Asian Studies: Jinhee Lee
Broadcast Meteorology: Cameron Craig
Communication and Cultural Diversity: Marita Gronnvoll
Environmental Impact and Sustainability: Diane Burns
Ethics: Jonelle DePetro
Film Studies: Robin Murray
Geographic Information Sciences: Barry Kronenfeld
Health and Medical Humanities: Charles Wharram
Health Communication: Elizabeth Gill
Latin American Studies: Vanesa Landrus
Neuroscience: John Mace
Pre-Law: Karen Swenson 
Premodern Global Studies: Bailey Young
Public Relations: Claudia Janssen Danyi
Religious Studies: Jonelle DePetro
Rural Studies: Chris Laingen 
Social Science Studies: Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
Science Studies: Katie Lewandowski
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Marjorie Worthington

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