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Social Sciences

Social sciences provide an analytical approach to society’s problems. As a result, faculty and students in the social sciences often focus on issues that are polemic — racism, international conflict and war, ethnic strife, poverty. The goal, however, is to take an objective, empirical approach to these issues that can generate genuine passion — not an easy task.

Social scientists strive to rise above the level of the heated dining-room table debate. Instead of saying, “it should” or “they ought” the social scientist asks why, what or how?


Carol Stabile writes about the history of “law and order” TV programming that ignores ...
Sociolinguist Devin Grammon presented recommendations to the City of Eugene.
The 10th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium goes online, with students presenting their work ...
English prof Ben Saunders writes on the queer black performers who influenced the pioneering ...