Academic Tracks in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Students in the International B.A. Program for Interdisciplinary Social Sciences can choose between two academic tracks of study, which consist of eight track-specific courses in addition to their Department’s required courses and department electives, Judaic Studies courses, and general electives. Students enrolled in one track may take courses in another to fulfill other graduation requirements.
Macro Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology)
In the global workplace, there is a growing emphasis placed on the integration between the fields of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology, due to the need to work with a variety of organizational and business cultures, while paying close attention to diverse and intersecting variables. The Macro Track of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences follows the innovative trend of interdisciplinary studies designed to provide students with a systemic vision and ability to apply innovative thinking, research methods, and analysis processes in these various areas.
Over the course of three years, students in the Macro Track study the performance and conduct of major organizations and institutions and their effects on society, while gaining a broader and more encompassing understanding than if they were limited to a specific field.
Micro Social Sciences (Criminology, Psychology, Sociology)
The Micro Track of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences is designed to give students the ability to understand and investigate the functioning of the individual in an insightful manner, through a combination of relevant social sciences.
Over the course of three years, students in the Micro Track study a variety of courses in the fields of Psychology, Criminology, and Sociology, focusing not just on the actions and motivations of an individual but on both societal influences and influences on society these actions have.