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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?


Grad school fellowships awarded for research in sciences, social sciences and humanities
Sravya Tadepalli becomes only the third Duck in the past 26 years to achieve this rare honor.
Human physiology grad student Brett Ely studies where or not “overdressing” for your ...
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