The social sciences explore what people do and why they do it.
This may mean studying an individual, a group, an institution, and a culture all in one breath. You might conduct your study through library research, field research, history or social theory. Your approach might be qualitative or it might involve statistics and other quantitative measures.
The social sciences area has a strong connection to the World Studies Program. We work closely with history, religion and American studies in the humanities. and there are also connections to the arts and natural sciences.
Our program is organized around interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary instruction: while a student may find a set of courses that define one discipline, many of the courses encourage broad study that connects to other areas and disciplines.