Social Sciences Pre-Summer 2012

Courses in the social sciences provide students with a basis for understanding social systems and the interactions of individuals and societies. Students are required to take two courses selected from the social sciences offerings listed below or from appropriate interdisciplinary programs to fulfill the social sciences requirement:

  • Sociology
  • Challenges of Sustainable Development (SDEV UN2300); check with your advisor about other courses listed under this interdisciplinary program that may fulfill the social sciences requirement

GS students may also elect to take the two-semester course Contemporary Civilization, COCI GS1101-COCI GS1102, to fulfill one social science and one humanities requirement. This year-long course is highly recommended for students planning to major in political science.

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Courses from the Department of History may be counted toward the social science or the humanities requirement, but in no case may more than two courses from one department be used to fulfill Core requirements.

Interdisciplinary Programs

The following interdisciplinary programs offer courses in both humanities and social sciences. GS advisors must determine the appropriate category for a course when taken to satisfy a core requirement.

  • African-American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Ethnicity and Race Studies
  • Comparative Literature and Society
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Medicine, Literature, and Society
  • Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies