The Department of Social Sciences includes faculty in the disciplines of Economics, History, Sociology, and Anthropology, whose teaching and research interests span a wide range of economic, social, cultural, and historical topics and global perspectives. Students from all programs will begin their study of these disciplines through the core curriculum. Through these classes students will develop skills in critical thinking, logical reasoning, reading, writing, and oral communication as they learn the foundational knowledge in each of these disciplines. Following completion of the core, we welcome students into our advanced courses, which are designed to appeal to students from a variety majors, including those in other Liberal Arts fields, as well as in Business, Education, Social Work, and Health Professions. Recent course offerings have focused on the History of Global Epidemics, Crime and Social Justice, International Finance, Body/Dress/Culture, and the Sociology of Sport.