Students study outside of Burling Library during finals week

Social Studies Division

The Division of Social Studies encompasses:

And includes:

The Division of Social Studies and Humanities, separately and in cooperation, offer courses that are of fundamental importance to inquiry in the disciplines represented in the two divisions as well as to education in the liberal arts generally. These courses acquaint students with what people have thought and done individually and socially in the past and with the means by which they have expressed their ideas and emotions. Such study enriches one's understanding of human nature by exploring the channels through which individual have interpreted human experience — literature, art, music religious and philosophical systems, political and social orders, and historical works.

These courses do not in themselves constitute a major program of study. Students should consult with the relevant department about acceptance of these courses as cognate credit for their proposed major or for inclusion in an independent major.