Society and Human Behavior

Why do humans behave as they do? How does this question develop through the lens of the social sciences?

In this learning cohort, students have the opportunity to participate in the freshman seminar from an enriched social science perspective among peers and faculty members with similar interests. Students examine significant ancient and modern texts through the lens of society and human behavior and advance their knowledge and understanding of human thought. The sequence fosters interaction among undergraduates considering an academic career in the social sciences by introducing them to key concepts in psychology, sociology, political science, and criminology.

The social science disciplines have historically sought to explain human behavior from a particular point of view. This sequence will foster interaction among undergraduates considering an academic career in the social sciences by introducing them to key concepts in psychology, sociology, and criminology while promoting engaging discussion between peers and faculty.   This cohort will focus on recognizing and analyzing the impacts of social structure and institutions on humans and societies, ultimately leading to a more holistic understanding of human behavior.

Open to students in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova School of Business, Engineering, and Nursing.

Structure: This cohort offers a 3 course sequence for students interested in the social sciences.

  • ACS I
  • ACS II
  • Social Justice Sophomore Seminar

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Villanova, PA 19085
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