History and
Social Sciences

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach. Our research generates knowledge rooted in historical and social scientific approaches to the study of the human condition.

History and Social Sciences at Bryant

The department offers courses in four disciplines: History, Political Science, Legal Studies, and Sociology. Majors are offered in Global Studies, History, Politics and Law, and Sociology. Concentrations are offered in Global Studies, History, Political Science, and Sociology. Minors are offered in the areas of Africana/Black Studies, History, International Affairs, Latin American and Latina/Latino Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Sociology and Service Learning, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Student Involvement

Our department sponsors events and supports a variety of clubs, organizations, and national and international honor societies that offer opportunities to expand upon concepts and ideas developed in the classroom.

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National and international publications feature sociology professor's expertise on guns in U.S.

Gregg Carter notes that while gun sales have been very strong for the past two decades, overall rate of gun ownership is down.

Two peas in a (presidential) pod meet on C-SPAN

Kurt Deion '16 and C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb share an unusual achievement: Each has visited the grave site of every American president. They'll discuss their common passion Sunday on "Q&A."

Historians from around the world will convene at Bryant for symposium on genocide

The two-day event in October includes a public lecture by former Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, co-author of "Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice."

A multidisciplinary approach

Our four departmental programs – History, Political Science, Legal Studies, and Sociology – offer you the opportunity to explore facets of the human condition. Whether you major, concentrate, or minor in one of the nearly two dozen paths we offer, you will be prepared for advanced study and careers in a variety of fields.

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Interdisciplinary studies

Many of our courses are important components of interdisciplinary concentrations – American Studies, Social Entrepreneurship, Sports Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexual Studies – and interdisciplinary minors such as International Affairs, Africana/Black Studies, Latin American and Latina/Latino Studies.

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The faculty

We disseminate knowledge through teaching, publications, conference presentations, and engagement with private and public organizations and groups. In a typical year our full-time faculty publish, in total, several books and scores of articles and book chapters.

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