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. Jeffrey Fortney, organizer of the "Reacting to the Past" Conference held at FGCU
Conferenced centered on designing and testing game-based learning in which students portray characters within a specific historical context.
Dr. Alison Elgart, Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency Grant
A collaboration between Anthropology and Forensic studies in which students and faculty investigated a World War II B-17 crash site and exhumed remains.
Dr. Paul Bartrop, Undergraduate Internship
Students studied fashion through German World War II photos.