social sciences and humanities

Interdisciplinary Programs

Exploring connections, breaking down boundaries, and learning from different perspectives are the hallmarks of interdisciplinary programs in the College of Letters and Science. Learn more about each program below.

East Asian Studies

1277 Social Sciences & Humanities Building

East Asian studies delves into the depth, breadth and diversity of the cultural orientations, traditional practices and social forces that have shaped this vital region.

Hemispheric Institute on the Americas

1277 Social Sciences & Humanities Building

The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas fosters collaboration and action across the social, cultural and economic landscape of the Western Hemisphere.

Human Rights Studies

213 Sproul Hall

Human rights studies supports research, teaching and learning on human rights and humanitarianism, environmental justice, genocide, mass sexual and gender-based violence, refugee studies, memory studies and post-conflict transitional justice.

Humanities Program

211 Sproul Hall

The humanities program emphasizes innovative approaches to ideas that matter and brings interdisciplinary perspectives to foundational themes and ideas in the humanities.

Jewish Studies

2216 Social Sciences & Humanities Building

Jewish studies investigates Jewish histories, texts, experiences and identities within their social, cultural, historical and political contexts.

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

215 Sproul Hall

Medieval and Early Modern studies encompasses the era from the fall of Rome to the end of the Baroque Era, with an emphasis on Europe but attention to other world cultures during that time.

Military Science

127A Hickey Gym

Military science administers the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps), a hands-on training program leading to a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army. Students may participate during their freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army.