In addition to providing a range of general education courses for the College as a whole, the Social Science Division currently offers three separate The Social Science majors offers three concentrations: International Studies, Modern World History and Southeast Asian Studies.degree concentrations: International Studies, Modern World History and Southeast Asian Studies. Students enrolled in these programs complete a shared set of core courses on history, theory, research methods and contemporary affairs as they develop their respective areas of expertise.
In their final year of study, Social Science majors are also required to conduct a term-length research project on a topic of their own choosing under the guidance of a full-time faculty member.
Social Science students have ample opportunity to participate in academic seminars and conferences. The Division regularly organizes forums and events to foster learning at the College and, in conjunction with partner universities, around the region.
In addition to providing students with expertise in their chosen fields of study, the Social Science Division is committed to helping program majors develop their capacity for communication, problem solving and critical thinking – skills that allow our graduates to operate in a wide range of career settings. Our alumni can be found in politics, law, public administration and international organizations. They are also in a number of different non-governmental organizations, media enterprises, marketing firms and educational institutions. Many have gone on to pursue higher degrees at some of the most respected graduate programs in Europe and the United States.