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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?


New geography course explores the geographies of adventure and outdoor leisure activities. 
The award, which gives students up to $7,500, goes to students who plan to pursue research in the ...
15 CAS faculty—from classics to cinema studies to psychology and biology—have been honored.
Theater prof Michael Najjar directs “Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World” at ...