Social Science General Education

Social Science Breadth Area Mission Statement

The mission of the Social Science general education area is twofold: 1. to provide students with a basic understanding of humans and their behavior within their environments; and 2. to empower students to contribute to society in their particular professions and as engaged citizens of their various communities.

Social Science General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing a social science general education course will demonstrate their understanding of the following three outcomes:

Interactions between individuals and society
Students will describe how individuals and groups influence and are influenced by social contexts, institutions, physical environments and/or global process.

Application of concepts, theories, and methods
Students will apply basic social science concepts, theories, and/or methods to a particular issue and identify factors that influence change.

Diverse perspectives
Students will identify an argument about a social phenomenon and understand alternative explanations.