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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?


Six CAS graduate students are awarded the Raymund Fellows.
2021-2022 Raymund Fellows
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A UO researcher is part of a team that is uncovering the blueprint for an enzyme known to cause cancer. Above: an illustration of a cancer cell.
A team of three UO faculty members and one undergraduate student are creating a new, innovative ...
The UO is using a new approach to teaching Arabic that allows students more flexibility
Nayeon Kim believes there is benefit to society in reducing the prison terms of people of color and ...
Nayeon Kim