History and Social Sciences Department
The History and Social Sciences Department strives to familiarize students with the critical skills of analysis, interpretation, and synthesis, and to examine current and historical events through a variety of lenses. Our diverse selection of required courses provide students with a background in western and non-western cultures, and address such issues as ethnicity, gender, race and religion. In addition to traditional history classes, a dynamic offering of electives allows students to pursue a foundation in the social sciences as well, including government, economics, and psychology. All classes focus on providing students with the skills necessary to conduct comprehensive research, write papers in a logical and cogent manner, analyze primary sources, and ask intuitive questions. Group work, discussions, and frequent use of technological resources are used to complement traditional lecture-style classes.