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Catalog 2004-2005
Social Science (BA)
School of Social Science and Human Services

School Core Requirements

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Convener: Robert Becklen
Advisor: Samuel Rosenberg

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About the Major

Social Science is an interdisciplinary contract major offered through the School of Social Science and Human Services. It is designed to enable students with specialized interests in the Social Sciences to develop, in collaboration with a faculty advisor, a coherent program of courses in areas of inquiry for which regular majors are not offered, allowing students to explore specialized or emerging fields. Examples of such programs include, but are not limited to:
  • Africana Studies
  • Community Mental Health
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Gender Studies
  • Labor Studies
It is recommended that students consider combining their major concentration with an appropriate minor (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Substance Abuse, Women’s Studies, African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, Economics).

Each of the concentrations requires 33-40 credits of coursework, at least 6 of which must be at the upper level. In addition, students with this major complete the 23-credit School Core of Social Science and Human Services. Since the choice of concentration and design of the major are individualized, interested students are encouraged to contact the convener early in their college careers.

The major is offered by the School of Social Science and Human Services and leads to a BA degree.



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