Department Overview

  • The Social Studies Department recognizes the effects of cultural diversity in history and society and strives to create an understanding of history’s relevance and the importance of social studies in the process of developing active world citizens.  Social studies is the study of social relationships in all their variations both past and present.  It draws its substance from the disciplines of anthropology, economics, geography, government, history, sociology and psychology.  The social studies program strives to develop independent thinking skills within students in order to help them make rational decisions consistent with basic democratic values in a rapidly changing world.