2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Sciences Division

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The Social Sciences Division encompasses the history, theory, and investigation of societies, systems, regions, groups and individuals. These are central concerns of the departments of African American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Public Affairs, Psychology, Sociology, International Relations and Women’s Studies. Hence most courses satisfying the Social Sciences Division requirements come from these departments.

The Social Sciences List

Students must take at least four courses from the following list, including a 2-course sequence (indicated by hyphens) to complete the requirement for four courses in this division. No more than three courses may be taken from a single department or program (even if the courses of the department or program are in more than one division).


Cognitive Science

  • COG courses may be accepted by petition.


International Relations

  • All IRP courses

Law in the Liberal Arts


Public Affairs

  • All PAF courses.


Social Science

All SOS courses count in the Social Sciences Division.

Women’s and Gender Studies

Other Schools and Colleges

*Apply as Non-Arts & Sciences credit

Martin J. Whitman School of Management

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

  • EST 390 - Social Processes and the Environment

Interdepartmental Sequences in the Social Sciences

In addition to the departmental sequences indicated on previous pages, the following interdepartmental sequences may also be used to fulfill the requirement for a sequence in the Social Sciences.


Course Sequences that meet the Divisional Perspectives Requirement
(available to students in the Honors Program only)