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Social Science Concentration

The Social Science program of Providence Christian College exists to enable students to develop critical awareness of social structures, diversity, and human relationships from a Reformed Christian perspective. Students can take courses in several disciplines, including communication, economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, which will provide an interdisciplinary perspective to examine social structures and problems such as including ethnicity, class, status, individual and group behavior, and distribution of power and resources. The Social Science program can prepare students for a variety of vocations in education, business, helping professions, or graduate work in social work, counseling, or law.

Mission Statement

The Social Science program of Providence Christian College exists to enable students to develop critical awareness of social structures, diversity, and human relationships from a Reformed Christian perspective.

Concentration Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the social science concentration will be able to:

  1. Identify, through various methods, not only the nature of the social sciences and the basic content of social science disciplines but also the problems addressed by the social sciences.
  2. Articulate the various methods, conceptual models, or paradigms utilized in particular social science disciplines from an integrally Christian perspective.

Representative Classes Can Include

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Microeconomics and Behavior
  • Comparative World History
  • Statistics
  • East Asian History and Politics
  • General Psychology
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Lifespan Development

 

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“Liberal arts is a conversation through which we obtain wisdom. True wisdom, then, founded in the fear and love of the Lord, engenders a desire for a deeper knowledge and love of one another, teaches us and aids us in forgiving and reconciling with one another and encourages us to explore together the limitless implications of our redeemed existence on this earth.”
Danielle D.
Class of 2015
“To bring back truth, on a practical level, the church must encourage Christians to be not merely consumers of culture but makers of culture.”
J. Gresham Machen

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