Social Sciences (B.A.)

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The Social Science major is an excellent introduction to methods of research and it offers students the possibility to explore the various social sciences before opting for a particular focus. Students may elect to do a second major in either World Religions or IPED. The major provides students with a liberal arts experience from the perspective of the social sciences. Careers that students pursue after graduating from this major include positions in:

  • Government
  • The Foreign Service
  • International Agencies or Businesses
  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Community Relations and Service

Five optional concentrations are available in history, international studies, political science, psychology, and sociology. Some examples of required courses are American History, Roots of Modern Culture, UN Studies, Social Inequality, and World Regional Geography.

The Social Sciences major is designed to provide students with a liberal arts experience from the perspective of the social sciences. It is innovative both in its interdisciplinary approach to subject matter and the options it offers students to pursue their goals, whether in graduate school or government or the foreign service, in international agencies or business, in the law, teaching or community service. In addition to completing the major, students may choose to add concentrations in History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or minors in career-related areas such as International Business, Finance, Human Services, and Education.

Career opportunities traditionally available to liberal arts students are much enhanced by the flexibility the Social Science major permits. In its interdisciplinary approach, its emphasis on breadth as well as depth of learning, and its focus on practical skills, the Social Science major prepares students for success in their careers, for leadership roles in their communities and the world, and for self-fulfillment.

 

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Dec
8
Thu
CPIA Roundtable with Prof. Kadir Akyuz @ Discovery Pavilion, Wahlstrom Library
Dec 8 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Prominent Islamic Scholars, Islamic Jihad, Terrorism and Jus in Bello

Led by Professor Kadir Akyuz

It has long been debated whether religions lead people to commit indiscriminate violence and terrorist acts.

Several Islamic scholars are believed to provide the ideological framework to many Islamist terrorist organizations.

This presentation will discuss the thoughts and teachings of the Islamic scholars that are associated with the use of violence in the context of “jus ad bellum” and “jus in bello.”

Contact Susan Katz at skatz@bridgeport.edu or (203) 583-0509 for more information.

Feb
23
Thu
CPIA Roundtable with Prof. Mohammed Al-Azdee @ Discovery Pavilion, Wahlstrom Library
Feb 23 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

The Arab Spring: Beyond Media Effects

Led by Professor Mohammed Al-Azdee

Learn about the study that examines primary and secondary data from the 22 nations of the Arab League.

It presents an equation that offers insight into why protests emerged in some countries during the Arab Spring.

Contact Susan Katz at skatz@bridgeport.edu or (203) 583-0509 for more information.

Mar
16
Thu
CPIA Roundtable with Dean Thomas Ward @ Discovery Pavilion, Wahlstrom Library
Mar 16 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Colonization in Hindsight: The View from Taiwan

Led by Dean Thomas Ward

Japan annexed both Taiwan (1895) and Korea (1905) into its Empire.

This presentation will look at the experiences that resulted in sharp differences in the attitude that the two have towards Japan today.

Contact Susan Katz at skatz@bridgeport.edu or (203) 583-0509 for more information.

Graduate Information Session – Waterbury @ Waterbury Center
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us at our Waterbury location for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

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Mar
23
Thu
Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

To register, click on the date and time below that works best for you:

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