Each of the Social Sciences disciplines connects students to an important facet of the human experience.
The Anthropology, History, and Sociology Programs are housed in the Department of Social Sciences. In each of these programs, we emphasize critical thinking, community engagement, field research, a variety of methodological skills relevant to current societal issues, responsible citizenry, and the generation of transferable skills to prepare students for a successful future. As teachers, we are dedicated to excellence, providing students with opportunities for independent student research and for working closely with faculty. Students learn valuable skills to deal with a diverse world and effect change through internships, service learning, and experiential learning.
Dr. Melodie Eichbauer, Mentorship of Student Research
Undergraduate and graduate students share their techniques on source analysis and writing in a series of 6 videos intended to mentor students enrolled in survey courses as to how to research and write.
Dr. Mari DeWees, Improvisation and Theater Games
Therapeutic Tools for Southwest Floridians Recovering from Impacts of Hurricane Irma - Students having completed their training to work with faculty in developing and analyzing techniques to help young girls recover from traumatic events.
Dr. Erik Carlson, Undergraduate Internship
Students created an exhibit about World War II W.A.S.P.’s, women pilots, at the IMAG Museum (Fort Myers).