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Department of Music

The music degree programs at Delaware State University aren’t merely stepping stones to the big time. They are the big time. Our marching band, jazz band, concert band, and choirs perform at major venues all over the world — including the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama. The music department opened a state-of-the-art teaching studio in 2009, fully equipped with digital recording, composing, and editing tools. This addition to the music department’s facilities has allowed the students at DSU to launch CLASS RECORDS; DSU’s record label.Delaware State’s Bachelors program in music celebrates diversity, covering many genres of music from all over the world. Graduates of music programs at DSU routinely transition into careers as music educators, performers, composers, recording artists, and music industry executives.But it’s in the classroom that Delaware State’s music major truly stands out. In addition to developing superior instrumental skills, students get an excellent, well-rounded academic education that includes professional preparation for a broad range of music-related careers.If it sounds like Delaware State University is the place for you to begin realizing your dreams as a career musician, contact us at 302-857-6680 

Department of Mass Communications


ETV Building Room 125
Phone: 302.857.6584
Fax: 302.857.6589

The Department of Mass Communications produces graduates who specialize in convergence journalism; public relations and advertising; or television-radio-film production. The curriculum combines three essential elements of learning: A theoretical approach to enable students to understand concepts of mass communications. A performance-based approach to develop skills and techniques to enable students to be proficient with communication technologies. An internship program to place students in off-campus learning environments working with professionals. General Education Requirements: General Education Requirements are critical to the development of the student as an effective communicator, a critical thinker, and a problem-solver in the world's pluralistic and global societies. Students must complete 39 semester hours of general education courses. Core Requirements: The Core Area engages students broadly in mass communications theory and techniques. Students also develop an understanding of the influences that mass communications exert upon the individual and society by way of such elements as the social structure, the technology, the economy, the politics, and the media culture. Students must complete six core courses, followed by seven courses in their concentration. The concentration areas are as follows: Convergence Journalism Public Relations & Advertising Television-Radio-Film Production Elective Requirements: Electives offer students opportunities to acquire depth and skills in selected area.  Students are offered the opportunity to take 40 hours of free electives.  They may use these electives if they choose to take a minor course curriculum in another department.  Student Activities Facilities    

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Faculty Profile

Professor & Chair:
Dr. Myna German

Asgede Hagos

Associate Professor:
Francine Edwards

Assistant Professor:
Marcia Taylor

Visiting Assistant Professor:  
Olaniyi Areke 

Ava Perrine
Divyesh Raythatha

Technology Director:
Vince Ciammaichelli


Christy Cale
Administrative Secretary 

Department of English and Foreign Languages

Education and Humanities Building Room 213
Fax: 302-857-6563
The role and function of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Delaware State University is threefold: The department provides instruction in language, composition, speech, and humanities for the general education program; The department offers instruction in language and literature, speech, methods of teaching English, linguistics, and language arts for the teacher-education program; The department provides instruction in languages and literature, speech, drama, grammar and composition, and linguistics for the liberal arts program. Undergraduate Programs: English Education English Course Descriptions Curriculum for English Education English - Non Teaching English Course Descriptions English Curriculum French Education French - Non Teaching Curriculum for French - Non Teaching Spanish Education Spanish - Non Teaching Curriculum for Spanish - Non Teaching Undergraduate Minor Programs: Foreign Language Minors Theatre Arts (Minor Only) Graduate Programs: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) TESL Course Descriptions TESL Curriculum   To request more information about our programs, please access the English and Foreign Languages Information Request Form.    


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Associate Professors:
Assistant Professors:
Dr. Amanda Anderson
Visiting Assistant Professor:
Dr. Joseph Fees

Administrative Secretary
Ms. Dawn Bordley
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Psychology Department

Psychology Department Delaware Hall Room 221 302-857-6660 Fax: 302-857-6661 Chairperson: Dr. Amy A. ROGERS Associate Professor: CATTS, ROGERS Assistant Professor: BANERJEE, FRIEL, RICH, SCOTT-JONES The objectives of the Department of Psychology are to lay broad foundations for graduate studies and for entry‑level positions in the human services and other fields of employment, to provide students from other departments with fundamentals of human behavior, and to contribute to the science of psychology through the conduct of basic and applied research. Psychology Major All students who select Psychology as a major must complete the general education requirements (see General Education Program) consisting of fifty (50) credit hours. In addition, the following courses are required: Psychology Department University Seminar (36-191/192) Introduction to General Psychology (36-201) Scientific Method (36-207) Developmental Psychology (36-316) Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (36-325) Experimental Psychology (36-400) Psychology of Learning (36-413) Social Psychology (36-416) History and Systems (36-422) Senior Research Seminar (36-425) Twelve (12) credit hours of Psychology electives A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these Psychology courses. Other Departments Critical Thinking (03-101) Applying Computers (20-101) Human Biology (23-103) Introduction to Sociology (37-101) Technical and Scientific Writing and Editing (55-408) Introduction to Philosophy (03-201) A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these courses. Finally, students will complete twenty-two (22) credit hours of "free" electives. In all, 120 total credit hours are required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Psychology Minor For a minor in psychology, eighteen (18) hours distributed as follows are required: Introduction to General Psychology (36-201) Scientific Method (36-207) Developmental Psychology (36-316) Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (36-325) Social Psychology (36-416) Experimental Psychology (36-400) OR Psychology of Learning (36-413) A grade of "C" or better is required in each of these Psychology courses. Psychology Student Handbook  

Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy



ETV Building Room 110
Fax: 302.857.6623

The objective of the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy is to provide a thorough and dynamic liberal arts education with a multicultural perspective. The majors and subject areas offered by the department are structured to prepare graduates for further education or for careers in pertinent fields. Students selecting a major in the department are expected to gain knowledge appropriate to their subject area and to demonstrate what has been learned through courses, internships, and extracurricular activities. Since the process of learning is ongoing, graduates of the department are expected to stay in touch with faculty and to offer insights and advice to current students when possible. The department faculty is a collection of outstanding scholars and dedicated teachers engaged in active research in a variety of areas. Its research and publication record is second to none on the DSU campus. It has won the annual Faculty Excellence Awards in research, teaching and service a number of times. Students have the opportunity to work closely with these professors, especially during their Senior Capstone experience. The faculty pledges to collectively do their best in the areas of teaching, research, and service so as to ensure that students will derive maximum benefits from their matriculation. Click here  to view the history, political science and philosophy catalog and course descriptions.   HISTORY MAJOR: There are two History curricula:  a straight History and a History with a Social Studies Concentration.  A student who chooses History as a major must complete the requirements of either one of these curricula, and must satisfy the General Education Requirements prescribed by the University.   A total of thirty six (36) hours of history are required. A student must complete History 101, 102, 201 and 202, or 101, 102, 203 and 204. All majors must also take History 205, 290, 446 and 475. The remaining twelve hours must be at the 300-400 level in either of two concentrations:  American and World.  History majors must also have six hours of Social Science electives (to be met with 300-400 level course in Economics and other business courses, Mass Communications, Political Science, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Education, and other social sciences.), and six hours of Arts and Humanities electives (300-400) level course in Art, Art History, Philosophy, English and Foreign Languages, and other humanities courses).  All history majors must earn a ‘C’ or better in all history courses, General Education core courses, and other required courses as designated on the curriculum sheet. Click here to view the history curriculum. PREREQUISITES: Prerequisites are noted in the course descriptions. POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR: To graduate with a major in political science a student must satisfy the General Education Requirements prescribed by the University and complete thirty-six (36) hours course work in political science at a grade of ‘C’ or better.  These include the following required courses: PS 103 (Introduction to Political Science); PS 200 (American National Government); PS 210 (Contemporary Political Ideologies); PS 220 (Comparative Government); PS 230 (International Politics). PS 214 (Research Methods, or its equivalent as approved by the Chair), and PS 475 (Senior Capstone). In addition, students must take and pass with a ‘C’ or better 18 hours of political science elective courses at the 300-400 level. Majors must also take and pass the following required courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better:  Economics 201 (Macroeconomics); Economics 202 (Microeconomics); Philosophy 101 (Critical Thinking) and another three hours of Philosophy electives.  Although not required for a major in political science, students who intend to pursue an MA, MPA, or Ph.D. are strongly encouraged to take Elementary Statistics, Advanced Statistics, and other research-related courses.  With the approval of the political science advisor and/or the department chair, students may substitute up to nine hours of PS 330 (Field Work) and/or PS 470 (Internship) for an equivalent amount of credit in the requirement of 18 hours. Click here  to view the political science curriculum.   PHILOSOPHY: The philosophy courses are designed to deepen and broaden the student's interest in and understanding of certain fundamental issues concerning the nature of existence, knowledge, and values. This involves critical reflection on the justification of basic human beliefs (e.g., free will, the existence of God) and analysis of the concepts in terms of which such beliefs are expressed. See course listings in order to determine the specific philosophy courses that are included in the University’s general education curriculum.  While no philosophy course has a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that students complete Philosophy 101 (Critical Thinking), or Philosophy 201 (Introduction to Philosophy), preferably both, before taking any 300 or 400 level philosophy course.  Click here to view the philosophy minor curriculum. MINORS HISTORY MINOR: For a minor in history, students must pass with a ‘C’ or better twenty-one (21) semester hours as follows: History 101, 102, 290 and twelve additional hours of which nine hours must be at or above the 300 level. At least 3 hours each in World and American history must be included. POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR: A minor in political science requires twenty-one (21) hours of political science course work with a grade of C or better in each course.  This is distributed as follows: PS 103 (Introduction to Political Science); PS 200 (American National Government); PS 210 (Contemporary Political Ideologies); PS 220 (Comparative Government); PS 230 (International Politics); and six additional hours at the 300 and 400 levels. PHILOSOPHY MINOR: For a minor in philosophy, a student must pass with a ‘C’ or better fifteen hours of philosophy courses distributed as follows:  Philosophy 201, 206, either 300 or 302 and any two electives in philosophy.  Students interested in a minor in philosophy may obtain further information from the department office, and also from the philosophy faculty.     LAW STUDIES MINOR Click here to receive information on the law studies minor. To receive more information


Faculty Profile

Dr. Akwasi P. Osei

Professor emeritus:

Dr. WIlliam H. Flayhart


Dr. Samuel B. Hoff

Dr. Steven Newton

Associate Professors:

Dr. Alexa Cawley

Dr. Yinghong Cheng

Dr. Niklas Robinson

Dr. Stephen Taylor

Dr. Ahati Toure

Ifeyinwa E. Udezulu, Ph.D. 
ETV 205

Dr. Susan West

Assistant Professors:

Adjunct faculty:

Mr. Kimeu Boynton, 

Dr. Dennis Burke,

Ms. Ashley Freeman,

Ms. Jayne' Johnson,

Rev. J. Alfred Johnson, 

Mr. Craig Lukezic,

Mr. Jim Orth,

Mr. Tim Slavin

Mr. Ezrah Ahorne 

Dr. Robin Sommers, 


Administrative faculty:

Ms. Benita Solola
Senior secretary

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Curriculum for Master's Degree in Historic Preservation

  First Year First Semester     34-601 American Historic Contexts to 1865 3 34-603 Introduction to Historic Preservation 3 34-606 Research Methods in History 3     9 Second Semester     34-600 American Architectural History 3 34-632 African American Historic Contexts since 1865 3 34-633 Survey and Evaluation of African American Historic Resources 3     9 Second Year First Semester     34-604 Preservation Law and Policy 3 34-631 African American Historic Contexts To 1865 3 34-632 American Historic Contexts Since 1865 3     9 Second Semester     34-608 Historic Preservation Internship 9     9