Nov 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

Social Science, B.A./B.S.


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Professors: Mark Henkels, Mary Pettenger

Mission

Combines a general social science perspective with a specific discipline focus. The program prepares graduates for a specialized field as well as giving mobility across fields. Students learn the methods developed by their discipline to understand both the past and the present. Graduates apply these methods to resolving local, national and international issues.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically analyze social issues from two or more disciplinary perspectives.
  2. Effectively communicate about social issues in speech and in writing.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to research the nature and consequences of social action in specific contexts.

Core Courses


The major requires 72 credits which must be from the following disciplines: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Political Science or Sociology. A minimum of 36 credits must be upper division courses.

Social Science majors must also choose a concentration in Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Political Science or Sociology and take at least 27 upper division credits in that discipline. The remaining credits in the major should be chosen in consultation with the student’s Social Science major adviser.

Student must also take at least one theory course and one methods course from the following list:

Total Credits: 72


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