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Social Studies Department

Social Studies Department  Philosophy
The Social Studies Department strives to encourage students to appreciate the rich diversity in history and to recognize the influence of past cultures on the present. In addition to mastering a basic chronology history, students are expected to develop analytical skills by looking critically at events and individuals who have shaped historical events. Courses cover political, social, economic, cultural, and religious developments. Students in all Social Studies classes develop skills in textbook reading, writing essays and research papers, presentations. 

For department requirements and offerings please visit the course catalog.