History & Social Sciences

Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

The History and Social Sciences Department believes that promoting an understanding of historical events, and the context in which they occurred, combined with an understanding of the human condition, enables students to approach present day challenges with an informed mind. Thus, through the study of the discipline, supplemented and strengthened by the application of the latest technology, the department seeks to instill in students a determination to become an influential participant in the global community.


Upon completion of the History and Social Sciences Program, the student will be able to:

  • think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems;
  • demonstrate analytical skills through the process of examining and researching primary and secondary sources;
  • write clearly and effectively within the framework of the curriculum;
  • enhance research through the use and application of technology;
  • understand the connection between the basic knowledge of historical events and their impact on the contemporary world;
  • comprehend the environmental, political, legal, social, and economic factors which shape our world;
  • exhibit moral and ethical decision making;
  • develop skills which reflect an appreciation of human dignity;
  • develop an appreciation for the challenges facing the global community in the 21st century.


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