The Department of Social Science offers courses in anthropology, economics, geography, government, history, philosophy, psychology and sociology. While most students take our courses to fulfill the college's General Education core requirements, we are proud to announce the introduction of our first baccalaureate degree program, Data Analytics in Economics, which will begin admitting students in Spring 2021.
The courses offered by the Department of Social Science seek to stimulate intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills by teaching students how to study the social scientist's view of problems which confront the individual, the community, the nation, and the world. Students are encouraged to discuss, question and debate the ideas and theories they encounter in various Social Science disciplines, and to form conclusions through careful reading and critical analysis of evidence. In doing so they develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of society and the many demands it makes on each of us as well as our communities. By gaining insight into the ways that social scientists analyze the world and the intricate relationships that govern it, students will step with confidence into the responsibilities of citizenship while enhancing their intellectual and personal growth.