Social Sciences

One of the important goals of a university education is to “liberate the powers of the individual by disciplining them” (William Theodore deBary). The Social Science program at UAS fulfills this aim by stressing the importance of method, concept, and theory in the study of human origins, development, thought, behavior, and institutions.

The Social Sciences at UAS include anthropology, economics, geography, political science, history, psychology, and sociology. Each of these disciplines seeks a better understanding of human behavior through research, analysis, and interpretation of social phenomena.

The foundation of the Social Science Department’s approach to undergraduate education assessment is the student senior portfolio plan. Every full-time undergraduate maintains a portfolio of work that reflects the entire student career. Following a well-developed plan, students present their accomplishments and successes in a senior assessment portfolio. The assessment portfolio is formally reviewed the semester prior to graduation.

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (J, D1)

with primary and secondary concentrations in:

Minors

1

Select emphasis only 

Campus Key

J=Juneau

K=Ketchikan

S=Sitka

D=Distance Learning/e-Learning

Dean
Karen Schmitt

Faculty

Brandon M Chapman
Term Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Ketchikan

Erica Hill
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Juneau

Daniel Monteith
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Juneau

David Hoogland Noon
Associate Professor of History
Juneau

John Radzilowski
Associate Professor of History
Ketchikan

Priscilla Schulte
Ketchikan Campus Director
Professor of Anthropology/Sociology
Ketchikan

Amanda K. Sesko
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Juneau

Ann Spehar
Term Assistant Professor of Economics
Ketchikan

William Urquhart
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ketchikan

Lora E Vess
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Juneau

Robin Walz
Chair of Social Sciences
Professor of History
Juneau

Glenn D. Wright
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Juneau

Alison Ziegler
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ketchikan