Why the Generalist Track?
The Generalist Track is a great choice for students interested in
- developing a broad understanding of anthropology, geography, sociology, political science;
- examining social issues from an interdisciplinary perspective;
What will I do in the Major?
The Generalist Track is one of six tracks within the Social Science Major. Courses in this track cover four main areas of study:
- Cultural and physical geography
- Anthropological perspectives on diverse world cultures
- Political Science
- Sociological approaches
Students in the Generalist Track learn fundamental skills in social science research and conduct their own research to complete their degrees.
What can I do with the degree?
The Generalist track offers graduates valuable academic training that can be applied to professional work in a number of fields, such as:
- graduate work in anthropology, political science or sociology;
- careers in public agencies, non-profit organizations, and the business world.
The learning outcomes for this major provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter the 21st-century workplace to:
- know and understand the essential concepts of social science;
- comprehend the historical foundations, theoretical paradigms, and research methods of social science;
- develop higher order thinking skills by analyzing and interpreting social science literature;
- write analytically in a style that is informed, well-reasoned, and literate;
- recognize and understand differences of gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, religion, and social class;
- understand and utilize a global perspective
- develop civic skills by participating in community-based learning and internships
- to become advocates and leaders in their communities, our nation, and the globe.