History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences (HPSS) is an interdisciplinary department that offers a wide variety of courses on the nature of human life—past and present—in its psychological, social, political, intellectual, philosophical and cultural contexts and manifestations. Courses in Western and world history, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, political science, sociology, religion and American and cultural studies are designed to help you broaden your knowledge while developing stronger critical thinking, reading and writing skills.
LAEL Science For Art and Design
Liberal arts science electives are courses developed for student artists and designers interested in biology, ecology, cognitive science, mathematics, physics, geology, and the natural world in general. All emphasize science literacy, and many encourage students to connect the subject matter to their studio work. Twelve LAEL science courses are offered each year by the Department of History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences (HPSS.)