History and
Social Sciences

Our department advances the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach. The research carried out by our faculty and students 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: Global Studies, History, Politics and Law, 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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Jessica Fleet '17: Fearless on and off the field

An Honors Program student and member of the Field Hockey team, she sees the "direct correlation" between courses in her concentration — Politics and Law — and her minor, Management.

Book of the Year Award honors Bryant's work on Holocaust

The history professor's "Eyewitness to Genocide" focuses on the trials of guards and officers at concentration camps during the Holocaust.

Marcia Chong '12: A career path that aligns with interest in social causes

Now an analyst at a leading nonprofit advisory firm, she's helping to build a new global industry in the fields of Pay for Success and Social Impact Bonds.

Tracks within the Global Studies Major

Global Studies prepares students with the understanding of other countries, cultures, and global interactions necessary to succeed in an interconnected world. Those pursuing a Global Studies major select one of three tracks – Global Cultural Interaction; Global Economics, and Global Politics – and will be prepared for advanced study and careers in a variety of fields.

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Tracks within the Sociology Major

Sociology provides students with a deep understanding of the sociological perspective, its theoretical foundations, and its methods. Those pursuing a Sociology major have two tracks from which to choose: Social Research, and Service Learning. Graduates in either track will be well prepared for graduate graduate school as well as for careers in a variety of sectors.

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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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