Sep 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Contemporary Issues in Social Science


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Objectives

Contemporary society is marked by many changes and controversies about how major institutions can best respond to emergent problems.  Public engagement begins with moral awareness, but the path to effective action runs through systematic analysis of aggregate human behavior.  Interdisciplinary social science courses take students beyond common sense to the point where value choices meet studies of general causation.  Students become involved in the definition of important issues, as well as in the actual practice of using empirical data to sort out alternative modes of action.

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