Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)

The Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) examine the diversity of the human experience. Notions of the human experience are contested and contradictory, and are subject to the vagaries of time and place. This diversity is the foundation of the study of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Despite these difficulties, the study of HSS is essential. People – whether governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, terrorist organizations, community activists or individuals – continue to act every day. They act on the basis of their understanding of the world; what they believe to be true. At its most optimistic, the HSS can shape and change these truths, make them more accurate and more helpful in the ultimate aim of achieving the best for all people.

Our Course

The course is designed to introduce students to HSS. It will ask students to analytically engage and conduct research in a broad range of social, political, economic and environmental issues taken from a number of HSS fields. It delivers an environment for students to develop essential critical thinking skills which are vital for both studies and future working life.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate broad knowledge of HSS subjects
  • discuss some of the major theories and issues of HSS subjects
  • use skills developed in the course to evaluate critically the subject matters
  • apply both knowledge and skills in essay and exam writing

This insight to HSS, and how this knowledge transfers to other disciplines will result in superior decision-making in all aspects of life.



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