Humanities and Social Sciences

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department encompasses a range of courses that include the study of history, cultures, government, religion, philosophy, economics, and psychology. Through these courses, students have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their world. The courses in Humanities and Social Sciences take students from the general view of the world, presented in the Foundations of Contemporary History curriculum, to the more familiar and specific, as they move to World History and then to American History. By the time a student is a senior, she is able to select a religion or philosophy course that allows her to concentrate on a subject that interests her, and several electives are offered. In all of their classes in this department, students build the skills they will need to succeed in college and are prepared to become informed and responsible citizens of the world.