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Social Science

Social Science Department Vision Statement

The Social Science Department endeavors to nurture students’ curiosity about the past and present so they may make informed and creative decisions in a diverse and changing world. Through questioning, research, analysis, and the communication of ideas, the department helps students understand and engage in a lifelong exploration of the human condition.

Course Offerings:

World Geography
Global Studies A and B
Honors World History
US History
PSU Challenge US History
Revolutions in Religion and Reason
Revolutions and Modernity
PSU Challenge History of Modern Europe
American Government
AP US Government and Politics

Graduation Requirements: 3.5 years, 3.5 credits

Meet a Faculty Member


  • Joan Nyland '78, Chair
  • Alexa Duda
  • Donald Housley
  • Alexis Lund
  • Ian Park
  • Matthew Vannelli
  • Caitlin Whitty '08

Full Faculty/Staff Directory