300 Jay Street
Namm Hall 611 (N-611)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Department of Social Science offers courses in anthropology, economics, geography, government, history, philosophy, psychology and sociology. Students do not apply for admission to the Social Science department. The courses in the department are part of degree-granting programs. They also satisfy requirements for general education. Students should be guided in selecting courses in the department by the statement of requirements for the specific programs in which they are enrolled.
The mission of the department of Social Science is to stimulate the students intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills by studying 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 will develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of society and of the many demands it makes on each of us as well as our communities. By gaining insight into the ways in which social scientists analyze the world and the intricate relationships that govern it, the student can ultimately step with confidence into the responsibilities of citizenship and enhance intellectual and personal growth in his/her chosen career.