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Social Sciences

The Social Sciences at Antioch College encompass three fields of study focusing on cultural anthropology, political economy, and psychology, disciplines that examine and attempt to explain how humans, as social beings, function in society at a variety of levels ranging from individual behavior to small group dynamics, and to the functioning of the economy, politics, and culture. The core of these fields of study is their focus on the interplay of self and other, individual and society, personality and institutions, individual behavior and social action, micro and macro- levels of analysis, theory and practice, and stability and change. In the spirit of C. Wright Mills’ notion of “sociological imagination,” the Social Sciences inspire in students a passion for understanding the interactions between biography and history, personal and social concerns, and private and public domains. The Social Sciences further seek to equip students with a quality of mind that enables them to use multiple modes of inquiry, critical, and analytical thinking, in order to better address current issues in contemporary society.

 

Majors in the Social Sciences

All majors in the social sciences lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Anthropology // Political Economy // Psychology // Self-Designed

 

Special Topics in the Social Sciences

Special Topics courses offered by the Social Sciences division over the last two years:

ANTH 370 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

ANTH 370 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Applied Seminar in Institutional Design

ANTH 370 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Engendering Homelessness - Approaches in Ethnography and Intersectional Theory

ANTH 370 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Women & Development

ANTH 370 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Prison Education Practicum

PECO 390 Special Topics in Political Economy: Applied Seminar in Institutional Design

PECO 390 Special Topics in Political Economy: Political Economy of City

PSYC 395 Special Topics in Psychology: Psychology of Relationships

PSYC 395 Special Topics in Liberation Psychology: Some Theory & Praxis

PSYC 395 Special Topics in Psychology: Social Marketing Sustainability

PSYC 395 Special Topics in Psychology: Learning & Behavior