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The Social Science Department offers a broad range of courses in Economics, History, and Political Science.   Our courses explore both western and non-western societies and perspectives. The department is also committed to teaching the critical thinking skills necessary for student success and good citizenship. In all of our courses, the department seeks to encourage students to examine the arguments of others as well as to question their own values and commitments. Students who complete courses in History, Political Science, or Economics are well prepared to pursue advanced work in these specific areas or to apply their skills in multiple career settings such as law, medicine, business, education, or government. Whether taken to satisfy general education requirements, to pursue a history, economics, or political science major, or for personal growth, Social Science courses provide a unique opportunity to enrich one's ability to analyze and evaluate a wide range of questions faced in everyday life.