Social and Historical Studies
Courses in this area examine individual, collective, and institutional behavior in social and historical contexts. Coursework may examine the interactions among diverse forces such as those arising in historical, communicative, geographical, social, cultural, legal, economic, and political contexts. Students will be introduced to theoretical approaches and methodologies for understanding social behavior and institutions. Courses may emphasize knowledge of specific historical and social situations or foster an appreciation for the diversity of human sociality and the complex forces shaping human history.