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The Core

Social Sciences Core

Aristotle remarked that man is a Zoon Politikon, a political animal, who doesn’t simply live in nature like other animals but in communities of his own making. The Social Science core sequences introduce students to the central concepts and categories that shape the social-scientific investigation of these self-created and dynamic societies. While these sequences do not provide a disciplinary training per se, these courses teach students a critical vocabulary to ask foundational questions, such as, What is society? What is the role of the individual in its constitution? The SOSC core offers a broad array of courses and what unites them all is the commitment to approaching critically matters of social formation and change.

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Social Sciences Sequences

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