The Department of Social Science and Economics includes three disciplines of study: Sociology and Psychology; History and Government; and Economics.
Sociology and Psychology courses discuss community and social organization and also apply psychological principles to Worldwide degree fields. The History and Government discipline looks to past and present global issues to create an awareness of the political environment students will be entering upon graduation. Economics studies the allocation of scarce resources; the way that individuals, groups, governments, and businesses make choices; and the consequences of those choices for people, nations, and society.
Study in all three disciplines provides a fundamental understanding of society that is critical support for any degree program.
The department’s faculty members have research and teaching interests that span a broad range of fields and encourage critical thinking and scientific inquiry to explore social phenomenon.
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Submissions from 2019
Collaboration Between Faculty and the Library Using OER for Curriculum Development, Kelly Whealan George and Anne Marie Casey
Submissions from 2018
A Comparison of Online and Traditional Chemistry Lecture and Lab, E. K. Faulconer, J. C. Griffith, Beverly L. Wood, S. Acharyya, and D. L. Roberts
Submissions from 2013
The Projected U.S. Economic Impacts of the Space Industry 2030, Kelly Whealan-George
Economic Modeling to Improve Estimates of the Benefits of Safety Management Systems, Kelly A. Whealan-George
Implementing a QEP That Encompasses All Campuses in a Varied Focused Distributed University, Kelly Whealan George and Aaron Clevenger
Submissions from 2012
That Used to Be Us: Through the Eyes of the Aviation Industry, Kelly A. Whealan-George