Are you interested in learning how people think? Do you want to understand more about culture and society and interpersonal relationships? If so, the Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences Pathway may be for you.
The humanities are those disciplines that focus on human belief systems, human culture and art, societies, relationships, and the ways in which humans express themselves and create meaning. The social sciences investigate and analyze human nature and behavior, including human social structures and governments, as well as how humans communicate with each other within these social structures. This broad pathway is concerned with understanding human institutions, how the mind works, and how we interact with one another.
You’ll do well in this pathway if you’re caring, able to improvise, curious about the world and its people, or interested in how we interact in society. Some skills and attributes related to majors and careers in this pathway include global awareness, communication, critical thinking and reasoning skills, empathy, compassion, a desire to learn new concepts and theories, and open-mindedness.
Students who choose majors in this pathway are often interested in how many different disciplines work together to help paint a broad picture of the world in which we live, and they use this broad understanding of the world in order to solve problems, analyze situations, data, and texts, and communicate clearly within the global marketplace.
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