Social Science

RICHARD L. CONOLLY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

B.A. in Social Science


The B.A. in Social Science provides an opportunity for students to pursue a creative, interdisciplinary program, in which they study topics from several disciplinary perspectives while also allowing for concentration in their choice of a primary field of Economics, History, Sociology, or Anthropology.  This degree program includes a capstone course in the student’s final year.  Students are encouraged to customize their program by adding internships, honors and independent study courses as well as Study Abroad.  Outstanding students are also encouraged to develop their own research projects under the supervision of faculty mentors. Come build your major with us!



Major Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
Required Social Sciences Courses
(33 Credits)

Primary Concentration:

(4 courses from the primary concentration subject of either HIS, SOC, ANT, or ECO)
For example, 4 of the Following

ANT/SOC 105 Religion and Society 3
ANT/SOC 109 Social Movements 3
ANT/SOC 112 Race and Ethnicity 3
ANT/SOC 126 Gender, Culture, and Society 3
ANT/SOC 153  Islamic Societies 3
SOC 111 Social Research 3
SOC 130 Socialization: The Self and Society 3
 
Secondary Concentration 1:
(2 Courses from second subject)
For Example, two of the following
ECO 101 Microeconomic Analysis 3
ECO 113  Labor Economics 3
ECO 114 Game Theory and Economic Implications 3
ECO 125 International Economics 3
ECO 170 Current International Economic Problems 3
   +Secondary Concentration 2:
(2 courses from third subject)
For example, two of the following
 
HIS 116 African-American History 3
HIS 117 Topics in Twentieth Century American History 3
HIS 124 The Beginnings of the Modern World 3
HIS 144 East Asia: The Modern Period 3
HIS 157 History of Latin America 3

Two Courses from Psychology or Political Science
(For Example, Two of the Following)
PSY 101
Research Design and Analysis I
4
PSY 222 Tests and Measurements 3
PSY 250 Statistics in Psychology
POL 120 Power in America
POL 121 The Legislative Process



One Courses from
SSC 223 Senior Capstone 3
SSC 224 Senior Capstone 3

Course # Course Name Credits
Required Core Courses
English Composition
ENG 16/ ENG 16C English Composition 3
English Literature
Select one (1) course from the following:
ENG 61 European Literatures I 3
ENG 62 European Literatures II 3
ENG 63 American Literatures 3
ENG 64 Global Literatures 3
History
Select one (1) course from the following:
HIS 1 Perspectives in Pre-modern World History 3
HIS 2 Perspectives in Modern World History 3
Philosophy
PHI 60 Philosophical Explorations 3
Speech
SPE 3 Oral Communication 3
Mathematics
Select one (1) course from the following, unless major requirements list specific Math courses:
MTH 15 Math Tools and Their Use 4
MTH 16 Finite Mathematics 3
Science Lab-Based Course
Select one (1) course from the following:
BIO Biology 4
CHM Chemistry 4
PHY Physics 4
Foreign Language
Select one (1) course from the following:
SPA 11 Introductory Spanish I 3
SPA 12 Introductory Spanish II 3
ITL 11 Introductory Italian I 3
ITL 12 Introductory Italian II 3
FRE 11 Introductory French I 3
FRE 12 Introductory French II 3
Visual and Performing Arts
Select one (1) course from the following:
ART 61 Introduction to Visual Art 3
DNC 61 Dance Through Time 3
JOU 61 Journalism, Social Media, and You 3
MA 61 Media Arts and Technology 3
MUS 61 Music and Culture 3
THE 61 The Theatrical Vision 3
Social Sciences I
Select any introductory course from the following:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3
Social Sciences II
Select any introductory course from the following:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3

Credit Requirements
Total Major Requirement Credits 33
Total Elective Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits 52-53
Total Core Requirement Credits 34-35
Total Degree Credits 120

Core Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
English Composition
ENG 16/ ENG 16C English Composition 3
English Literature
Select one (1) course from the following:
ENG 61 European Literatures I 3
ENG 62 European Literatures II 3
ENG 63 American Literatures 3
ENG 64 Global Literatures 3
History
Select one (1) course from the following:
HIS 1 Perspectives in Pre-modern World History 3
HIS 2 Perspectives in Modern World History 3
Philosophy
PHI 60 Philosophical Explorations 3
Speech
SPE 3 Oral Communication 3
Mathematics
Select one (1) course from the following, unless major requirements list specific Math courses:
MTH 15 Math Tools and Their Use 4
MTH 16 Finite Mathematics 3
Science Lab-Based Course
Select one (1) course from the following:
BIO Biology 4
CHM Chemistry 4
PHY Physics 4
Foreign Language
Select one (1) course from the following:
SPA 11 Introductory Spanish I 3
SPA 12 Introductory Spanish II 3
ITL 11 Introductory Italian I 3
ITL 12 Introductory Italian II 3
FRE 11 Introductory French I 3
FRE 12 Introductory French II 3
Visual and Performing Arts
Select one (1) course from the following:
ART 61 Introduction to Visual Art 3
DNC 61 Dance Through Time 3
JOU 61 Journalism, Social Media, and You 3
MA 61 Media Arts and Technology 3
MUS 61 Music and Culture 3
THE 61 The Theatrical Vision 3
Social Sciences I
Select any introductory course from the following:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3
Social Sciences II
Select any introductory course from the following:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3