The social sciences

Anthropology Class

What is a social science?

It is just that - a science that studies society, the relationships among human beings.

History looks at our past, while Geography examines our connection to the landscape.  Anthropology considers our changes through time and space, and Psychology looks at our behavior.  Sociology focuses on our relationships and Political Science considers our rules for living and governing.  Media Studies emphasizes how media create and change cultural environments.

A student who majors in the Social Sciences learns to be a careful observer, skilled researcher, creative analyst, and expert communicator.

Grappling with our complicated and shifting relationships - whether between countries or individuals, world leaders, or parent and child - the Social Scientist seeks to reveal and understand who we are as individuals and who we are together.