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St. Mary's College of Maryland
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Elizabeth Nutt Williams, Ph.D.
Dean of the Core Curriculum and First Year Experience
Phone: (240) 895-4467
Dr. Williams will be on sabbatical in Fall 2012: please direct all questions and correspondence to Dr. Feingold, Ms. Wimberly, or the Core Curriculum mailbox.
Ruth Feingold, Ph.D
Assistant Dean of the Core Curriculum and Academic Advising
Phone: (240) 895-4388
Phone: (240) 895-2185
The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. The courses within the social sciences take human behavior—individual, in groups, or in societies—as its object of study. They emphasize the use of scientific methodologies in the study of humanity, including quantitative tools and narrative approaches. The goal of the social sciences is to make students aware of the forces that have shaped and are shaping the modern world in order to enable them to think critically about the global society in which they live and to write and speak effectively about that society. Students who study the social sciences will have a wide-ranging appreciation of the functioning of a broad spectrum of social systems and will appreciate how the methods of social science can help interpret human behavior.
The following courses satisfy the Social Sciences requirement:
- ANTH 101: Introduction to Anthropology
- ECON 101: Introduction to Economics
- POSC 100: Introduction to Politics
- PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
- SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology