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History and Social Sciences

How have people lived and worked together through the ages and in the present day? The Division of History and Social Sciences includes areas that involve the study of human society and social relationships—anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, quantitative theory and methods, sociology, and women’s studies.

Understanding your place in the world

The social phenomena you will study in your courses impact people’s lives in significant ways. Understanding and seeking solutions for issues related to these external social influences can help improve the quality of our lives.

In the History and Social Sciences division, we’ll guide your investigation into the enduring values and concepts of Western civilization. We believe you develop as a responsible member of society only when you understand your roots. Then your convictions can result from critical thought rather than cultural influences only. Join us in gaining a better understanding of the world and your place in it.

archaeology

Anthropology 204: Introduction to Archaeology

Analyze the traces of environments people created in the past and explore those in which we live.

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civil rights

History 244: American Civil Rights History

Focus on the modern civil rights movement in the United States starting in 1877 to 1970.

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health and illness

Sociology 230: Sociological Aspects of Health and Illness

Investigate sociological factors affecting health and the organization of health care.

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Programs of study

Anthropology

Major/Minor

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Economics

Major/Minor

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History

Major/Minor

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Political Science

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Psychology

Major

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Sociology

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