Statement of Goals and Objectives
The goal of the Social Studies Department is to develop an atmosphere of inquiry and analysis in which the student can acquire an awareness of and an appreciation for on-going human experiences.
- To develop necessary skills of comprehension, critical analysis and expression wich will enable the student to explore relevant social, political and economic issues.
- To provide a broad historical background of human progress: social, political and economic, which will lend perspective to contemporary issues.
- To promote a value system which includes a reverance for life and a sense of thoughtful responsibility and personal accountability for enhancing the quality of life for all people.
Students are required to earn three credits in Social Studies with 2 1/2 credits predetermined in the freshman, sophomore and junior years. The remaining 1/2 credit and additional credits are elective with some requiring departmental approval.
For the full list of Social Studies classes offered at SJA, see the Curriculum Guide.