Social Studies

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     Our Mission

    • To encourage in students a love of knowledge in itself and as a means of becoming informed and active citizens in a democratic society.
    • To establish in students an understanding of how the past has helped shape the world of today.
    • To create in students an awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity and interdependence on local, national and global levels.
    • To develop in students an understanding of the philosophical basis and nature of the political and socio-economic systems which exist in the contemporary world.
    • To provide a learning environment which encourages students to think critically and analytically.
    • To expose students to diverse teaching methods and styles as well as to a variety of learning experiences.
    • To develop in students the ability to communicate clearly and comprehensively in speech and writing.
    • To develop in students basic social science skills, including the use of long-distance learning technology, as a means of enabling them to study and understand better the world around them.
    • To help prepare students to function successfully at an academically competitive university.
    • To encourage department members to keep abreast of new developments in teaching methodology and the social sciences.                                

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