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Humanities and Social Sciences

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department combines the essential skills of literacy, analytical thought, and persuasive communication with the central human questions and answers provided through philosophy, literature, history, and the social sciences. Students of the program, it is hoped, emerge as well-informed scholars of and contributors to a sustainable world.

Courses are designed to teach students how to think critically and creatively—along with the ability to communicate that learning. Students develop the tools to live satisfying and productive lives in responsible relationship to their social, political, and natural environments. Fundamental to the program is the belief that such broad-based, informed attitudes and understandings are best cultivated through exploration of a wide variety of disciplines, cultures, issues, and beliefs.



Students say it Best…

Bridget McGuigan

Major: Global Management, International Studies Class of 2014 Bridget McGuigan has successfully maintained a 3.8 GPA while juggling work, college, friends, and the Marine Corps Reserve. She manages the school soccer club team and tutors math in the Sierra Nevada College tutoring center. Her goals include finishing her Marine Corps Reserve Contract and attending graduate school. . . . Read More

Andrew Casey

Major: Finance and Economics Class of 2014 Andrew Casey has held an internship at a law firm while working on his Business degree. He fundraises for the Wounded Warrior Project and Greenpeace, and enjoys helping others. . . . Read More


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