Department Overview

The Social Science Department at Plymouth State gives you the opportunity to explore and answer significant questions about the nature of humanity, society, politics, history, the environment and other subjects.  Through a combination of classroom experiences, field work, travel, research and technology, social science students  discover the world, from Africa to India, Europe to New England.

This diverse department offers:

  • Majors in anthropology, environmental planning and geography, political science, public management, social science, sociology and tourism management and policy.
  • Minors in anthropology/sociology, Pacific Rim studies, political science, Geographic Information Systems and global tourism

Anthropology

Environmental Planning

Geography

Political Science

Public Management

Social Science

Sociology 

Tourism Management and Policy

Social Science Department Outcomes:

Graduating Students in majors within the Social Sciences will be able to:

  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity through an appreciation for various forms of diversity at a global, national and regional level.
  • Conduct research ethically, as evidenced through effective research design and implementation.
  • Write clearly and concisely in the conventions of the respective core discipline(s) of their major (AN/SO, GE, PO, SS).
  • Exhibit effective oral communication through personal interaction as well a classroom presentations, individually or as part of a group, to a larger audience.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills through writing and verbal assessments
  • Identify the skills and perspective relating to the practical application of their discipline to professional settings.
  • Understand the human dimensions of sustainability issues using knowledge from their disciplines to assess the long term cultural and environmental impacts that shape our world and apply sustainability concepts on local and global scales

Explore and answer significant questions with programs in
Anthropology Environmental Planning Geography Political Science Public Management ◊ Social Science   Sociology 
Tourism Management and Policy

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Contact Us

Kathryn Melanson, Administrative Assistant
Office: Rounds Hall 110
Phone: 603-535-2335
Email: kmelanson@plymouth.edu

Nikki-Ann Nunes, Administrative Assistant
Office: Memorial 110
Phone: 603-535-3071
nanunes@plymouth.edu

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #39
Plymouth, NH 03264

Fax: 603-535-2351

Department News

Steve Whitman presented at Michigan State University

David Starbuck spoke at the annual meeting for The Society for Historical Archaeology

David Starbuck presented a public lecture on the future of Rogers Island at the Rogers Island Acquisition Ceremony