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Social Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, NY,
The program affords majors the opportunity to broaden their cultural horizons and historical perspectives, while providing an array of analytical skills as well as an interdisciplinary component that will help them become life-long learners who contribute to society.

About

The program will prepare graduates to:

Understand the main events, processes, and dynamics of change in world history and the specific geographic concentrations associated with the areas required by the major.

  • Identify and summarize key events in world history and the specific geographic regions in the three concentrations (European, United States, and non-Western) required by the major and related to the specific courses taken by the student.
  • Compare and contrast the long-term processes and dynamics of change in world history and the concentrations required by the major, in accordance with specific courses taken by the student.

Demonstrate critical and analytical skills required for effective reading and interpretation of the documents and texts used in the historical analysis.

  • Critically evaluate information and sources.
  • Situate primary sources in their historical context.
  • Demonstrate the ability to entertain empathetically the diverse viewpoints of individuals and groups, represented in documents, texts and other sources.
  • Articulate an intellectually coherent interpretation of historical events and processes, grounded in documents and texts under study.

Conduct sound ethical research, demonstrating proficiency in information literacy and the basic tools of historical research.

  • Design research objectives appropriate to various assignments.
  • Locate needed information from a variety of sources.
  • Critically evaluate information and sources.
  • Situate primary and secondary sources in their historical context.
  • Integrate information effectively to accomplish the planned objective.
  • Use information ethically and legally, in accordance with the research traditions of our discipline.

Demonstrate an effective communication style in a variety of written formats and in the style appropriate to the discipline of history.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of specific requirements of the assignment.
  • Formulate an intellectually coherent argument, claim or hypothesis, relevant to the assignment.
  • Use multiple, reliable sources, correctly cited to support claims.
  • Use effective word choice, sentence variety and standard written English competently.
  • Illustrate effective reflection, evaluation, and revisions of written work related to the assignment.

Demonstrate the understanding of the historiographical traditions and issues that serve as a foundation for our discipline.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic development of the discipline of history over time.
  • Give examples of the controversies and debates that have divided historians over time, in accordance with specific courses taken by the student.
  • Independently analyze the issues and concerns that have driven the discipline of history at different points in time.
Demonstrate recognition, understanding, and respect for the complexity of diverse socio-cultural and historical traditions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of other cultures and societies, related to the requirements of the major.
  • Conceive viewpoints from a variety of socio-cultural and historical perspectives.

Demonstrate an understanding of basic issues and concepts in economics, geography, government and sociology.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts and issues in economics, geography, government and sociology, related to the requirements of the major.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The program will prepare graduates to:

  • Demonstrate critical and analytical skills required for effective reading and interpretation of the documents and texts used in the historical analysis.
  • Conduct sound ethical research, demonstrating proficiency in information literacy and the basic tools of historical research.
  • Demonstrate an effective communication style in a variety of written formats and in the style appropriate to the discipline of history.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of the historiographical traditions and issues that serve as a foundation for our discipline.
  • Demonstrate recognition, understanding, and respect for the complexity of diverse socio-cultural and historical traditions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic issues and concepts in economics, geography, government, and sociology.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Online application
  • Official high school transcript(s) for all high schools attended
  • Official standardized test scores
  • Personal Essay 
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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