Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands), Argentina, UNESCO World Heritage Site
An essential component of the Liberal Arts curriculum at Prairie State College (PSC), the Department of Social Sciences is united by its examination of the evolving individual and civil values embedded in society’s political, educational, social, cultural, and judicial institutions.
Students who select courses in the Social Sciences will have the opportunity to examine the world through a variety of interrelated disciplines, including anthropology, criminal justice, education, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Students in the Social Sciences use descriptive, causal, and relational analysis to study critical historical and contemporary issues that affect our individual and collective lives.
The Social Sciences Department also aims to provide students with the requisite knowledge base and intellectual skills needed to develop their own sense of themselves and the world in which they live. We invite you to explore the various program descriptions to see how taking courses in the Social Sciences might advance your own academic and career goals.