In accordance with Wright
College’s mission and General Education objectives, the Social Science
Department’s mission is to provide learning experiences to help our students
adapt and succeed.
The Social Science
disciplines are intended to encourage students, as members of a global society,
to view the world through multiple perspectives.
- Reason theoretically:
Analyze, question and internalize social scientific theory, leading to
critical and generative thinking. Actively explore change and
continuity within individuals, cultures and societies, and apply these
theories to social life.
- Reason methodologically:
Support ideas and decisions in a logically structures format based on
social science research methods.
Departmental Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of social science courses, students will be able to:
- Explain how various social science theories and approaches help understand social phenomena.
- Apply the principles of the scientific method and the appropriate research techniques to study and interpret specific social problems.
- Engage in critical thinking about issues of diversity and unity.
- Interpret social and cultural change over time and how this change has brought us to where we are in today’s society.
- Effectively communicate social scientific concepts and principles.