History and Social Sciences at Bryant

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach.
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About This Department

The department offers courses in four disciplines: History, Political Science, Legal Studies, and Sociology. Majors are offered in Global Studies, History, Politics and Law, and Sociology. Concentrations are offered in Global Studies, History, Political Science, and Sociology. Minors are offered in the areas of Africana/Black Studies, History, Latin American and Latina/Latino Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Sociology and Service Learning, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Department Highlight

Legal Studies Professor Katayoun Alidadi inaugurated the “Global Scholar Stories” series. She spoke of her childhood journey from post-revolutionary Iran, to Belgium where she was raised and educated, to Harvard Law School. She noted that her research on human rights and religion, her courses, and her choice to pursue a career she is passionate about remain informed by her own experiences and identity.

Department Highlight

Global Scholar Katie

Rankings

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Rankings

U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 7 in the Regional Universities North category.