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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?


Creative writing prof Brian Tapp memorializes his severely disabled brother in this moving Kenyon ...
Ernesto Javier Martínez won a prestigious Imagen award a short film he wrote, “La Serenata.”
The third annual multilingual speak-out showcased the poetry, song and prose of different cultures. ...
Alaí Reyes-Santos transformed her Race, Ethics, Justice course into an opportunity for her ...