Among the most popular courses of study at Emory College of Arts and Sciences are the social sciences, disciplines that focus on the behaviors of human groups and individuals. Like the liberal arts themselves, the study of the social sciences—though not by that name—dates back to ancient history. And while many established schools of thought and theories exist, each generation adopts new habits and behaviors worthy of scholarship and study. A student interested in linguistics and sociology, for instance, might study how text-messaging technology affects human interaction and communications. Many of these areas of study, such as neuroscience and behavioral biology (NBB), bridge the gap between the social sciences and the natural sciences. Emory’s NBB program combines biology with anthropology and psychology.
American Conservatism Course Offered Exclusively to First-Year Students
Emory history professor Patrick Allitt describes his freshman seminar class on the history of American conservatism. Through small group discussions and readings, the course will introduce first-year students to the history of early conservative America to the recent decades of Presidents Bush and Reagan.
Women's Studies Professor Discusses Her Book "Staring:
How We Look"
Emory Women's Studies Professor Garland-Thomson discusses the cultural significance that staring, a natural response to our own curiousity, has on our society in her book "Staring: How We Look".
Sustainability at Emory University
Emily Cumbie-Drake, Anthropology major and Global Health minor, talks about her plans to go to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland as one of Emory's Bobby Jones Scholars. Emily talks about her involvement with Emory sustainability initiatives like the Green Bean fair-trade coffee cart and her trip to Uganda to study development issues.
Pre-Orientation at Emory
Zoe Fine, Women's Studies major and French minor at Emory talks about her future plans for the Summer to stay in Atlanta and do non-profit work at an Atlanta domestic violence center. Zoe talks about how a pre-orientation retreat at Emory helped her to become more self-aware.
Pursuing Passions for Both Law
Pat McElroy, Political Science and History major, talks about his future plans to attend Law school and possibly combine his interests in Science and Law. Pat talks about how Emory's resources helped him to pursue his passion for Astronomy.