About this course
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, social science is “the scientific study of human society and social relationships.”
Social science was developed in the 19th century as a way to take tools from scientific method and use them to understand how people live and interact in a society. For hundreds of years, the natural sciences like biology, chemistry, and physics had used techniques like experimentation and data collection to build theories about how the world worked.
The goal of social science is to use those same techniques to understand how societies and social relationships work.
In other words, there’s a lot more to understanding social groups than logging onto Facebook.
At Texarkana College, we introduce you to the wide world of social science studies through a curriculum that covers the gamut from geography and history to government, sociology, psychology and more.
With a solid understanding of social sciences, you can learn how society works and make that knowledge work for you.
- Proof of English Proficiency – This requirement is normally waived for citizens of the British Isles, Australia, the English-speaking portions of Canada, and New Zealand. All other students will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum requirements are a score of 500 on the paper-based TOEFL or 173 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 71 on the Internet-based TOEFL.