Social Sciences Division Records
The Social Sciences Division Records at the University of Denver contain material that relates solely to the Social Science Department while a stand-alone unit and after its incorporation into the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Department. Although not complete, the records do include annual reports, meeting minutes and information on the curriculum.
- University of Denver. Division of Social Sciences (Organization)
Biographical / Historical
Many of the disciplines that make up the Social Sciences were offered at the University since its inception in one form or another. A Major in the Social Sciences was offered in the 1930s through the School of Liberal Arts. By 1946 the Social Sciences were their own Division. There was always discussion of what subjects and under what curriculum the subjects would be offered. For a while there was an American Government speciality that over the years became the Political Science and Public Policy sections. Education was a part of the Department before becomming its own school. The basics of the offerings have remained constant in developing insights into human beings as members of groups and as individuals. Anthropology and Economics have been joined by Communications and Cultural Studies as well as Psychology and Sociology.
The structure of the Social Sciences have also changed from being a mere major to being a Division of the Department of Arts and Sciences and finally to its current home in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
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