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Social Sciences: Intercultural Studies

Why Major in Social Science?

CMU's Social Science degree highlights the strength of our integrative approach to learning. This program allows students to pursue answers to the many divergent questions that may arise for them during first-year courses.

For example, after a course in Canadian History prompts questions about Government-First Nations relations today, a course in Political Studies leads to questions about social justice; questions of justice lead to course work in Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies, and so on.

In such cases, majoring in Social Sciences enables curious students to:

a)     pursue their own lines of inquiry through a specialized concentration, if he/she chooses

b)    develop deeper understanding of a wide variety of subjects

c)    gain a strong grasp of the interdependence of issues in our world today 

It is important to note that CMU’s various offerings in the Social Sciences—Economics, Geography, History, International Development Studies, Peace & Conflict Transformation Studies, Political Studies and Psychology—operate within the context of an institutional worldview much shaped by our strong Biblical and Theological Studies and Philosophy faculties.  

This unique blend of context and content is what makes our Social Science degree such a rich opportunity for students, presenting them with a vast network of ideas and relationships to explore, both within themselves and in the world around them.

The broad knowledge base Social Science majors can expect to acquire over the course of their degree will equip them to be versatile, capable, active global citizens, and inspire them to make a positive difference in their world.

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