The Social Sciences Department includes fields of academic scholarship that draw upon empirical research methodologies that explore the phenomenon of human society. These methods include quantitative and qualitative research, and critical analysis. Our department strives to teach students to understand human behavior in isolation and in groups and focuses on the studies of demographics, sociopolitical history, governmental organization, human relationships with environmental factors, definitions of race, gender, and class, and other areas. Our faculty is dedicated to assisting students in critical exploration of the world.
Academic Programs within our Department
The Associate of Arts is ideal for students who wish to major in one of these academic programs at a four-year institution. See A.A. degree requirements. Many of the classes offered in our department will transfer to another college or university. Students may also wish to consider an Associate of General Studies degree. See A.G.S. degree requirements.
The Social Sciences Department also offers courses in the following disciplines:
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