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College of Arts & Sciences

Our departmental newsletter is named Gemeinshaft, which means “communal society.” The sociologist Tonnies is credited with conceptualizing social systems based on the relations among people. Gemeinshaft societies were based on personal relationships and face-to-face relationships. Gesellschaft societies were based on more bureaucratic rules and relations were more impersonal. The newsletter was created when Dr. Dudley Poston was the Department Head. These are the issues of the Gemeinshaft News: