Anthropology. History. Philosophy. Political Economy. Politics and International Relations. Psychology.
Social science is an exploration of the human experience. Bennington students in anthropology, politics, psychology, and other areas of the social sciences develop the tools to write history, delve into the human psyche, and more deeply understand states, societies, and cultures. Working closely with faculty, you develop your own precise questions and observations, with an emphasis on gathering evidence, constructing arguments, and presenting your ideas with clarity.
Classes are small, discussion-based seminars, with faculty who are practicing historians, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, policymakers, and diplomats. Extensive reading and writing and lively conversation are complemented by the yearly Field Work Term, with internships in the field, and, if you wish, study abroad.