Academics

Outcome Objectives for the Social Sciences Program      

The Social Science program is designed to prepare the student to:

  1. Understand the institutions, systems, and cultures of the United States and other countries;

  2. Understand how historical, economic, psychological, social, and political forces and factors shape human behavior and affect society;

  3. Derive a basic understanding of the concepts, theories, principles, and laws within these disciplines;

  4. Acquire a distinct sensitivity about major social problems, both from an urban perspective and with a global vision;

  5. Critically examine and interpret human behavior and societal phenomena; and

  6. Develop certain intellectual abilities, including research and communication skills, computer and writing competencies, and problem-solving heuristics.