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Foundation Goals

Social Sciences

The social sciences analyze patterns of individual and social behavior and how they are shaped by, and in turn shape, social structures, cultures, institutions, and ideas. These subjects are pursued through the diverse methods characteristic of social science disciplines.

Learning Goals

At the completion of a Foundations course in social science, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the patterns within and the significance of individual and social behavior,
  2. Identify fundamental components of a methodology from at least one of the social sciences, and
  3. Give a social explanation for human behaviors, practices, events, meanings, or ideas, using conventions from a social science discipline.