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Domains of Knowledge: Social Analysis

The two-course requirement in this domain consists of courses that present and apply the formal theoretical perspectives and empirical research methods that define those bodies of knowledge known as the social sciences: anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology.

Social Analysis (SA)

Requirement: two courses from two different disciplines

The two-course requirement in this domain consists of courses that present and apply the formal theoretical perspectives and empirical research methods that define those bodies of knowledge known as the social sciences: anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology. Courses in this domain have in common the aim of analyzing the interaction between individuals, states and cultures; and the institutions and ideas that organize social life within and between societies. Individual courses will vary according to their respective disciplinary emphases on personality, economic systems, political institutions, social structures and culture. Courses will provide an understanding of important elements of the intellectual tradition of social science inquiry and have application to issues of contemporary society.