Social Science General Education


The Social Science general education program assists students in acquiring empirical knowledge of those aspects of human experience that are social, political, economic, and psychological.

Educational Objectives

  • Foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and logical reasoning.
  • Develop knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for understanding human behavior.
  • Provide an introductory understanding of the structures and processes of social institutions and individual behavior within cultures.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Structure, analyze, evaluate, and support an argument both orally and in writing in the social sciences.
  2. Interpret, compare, and contrast ideas in the social sciences.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the methods, techniques, concepts, and vocabularies of the social sciences.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of historical and contemporary issues in the social sciences.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2013-14 academic year, the Social Sciences faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.

Annual Program Assessment Reports

2015-16 Social Science ReportPDF342.00 KB Download
2013-14 Social Science ReportPDF112.54 KB Download
2012-13 Social Science ReportPDF216.92 KB Download
2011-12 Social Science ReportPDF183.69 KB Download
2010-11 Social Science ReportPDF212.17 KB Download
2009-10 Social Science ReportPDF25.01 KB Download
2008-09 Social Science ReportPDF39.78 KB Download
2007-08 Social Science ReportPDF33.17 KB Download