History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences

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An interdisciplinary liberal arts department, History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) 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 world history, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, political science, sociology, religion and American and cultural studies help you broaden your knowledge while developing stronger critical thinking, reading and writing skills.